Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Steampunk Wooden Book

I found this wooden box that looks like a book with a pull out tray at Hobby Lobby a little while ago.  It has just been sitting in my closet and I finally decided it would be cool to decorate it to look steampunk.  I decorated the outside and the pullout drawer.  Here is what I came up with.

This is what the box looked like to begin with.  I painted the entire box and pull out piece with Folkart Acrylic Paint in Metallic Antique Gold.
Once I had the box painted, I found this hat image through a google search and printed and cut it out.  I then used Mod Podge to attach it to the front.

Next, I took some Graphic 45 paper and tore it to fit on the front as well.  Once it was applied with Mod Podge, a light painting of the metallic gold paint was brushed over it to distress the tone of the paper.

Finally, I added some Tim Holtz gears to finish off the front.

For the inside part, I printed some steampunk blueprints from a google search and mod podged them to the inside.  I then added a small pencil that came from the Michaels Craft Store jewelry section. They have a brand of products now that are similar to Tim Holtz style.


Besthobbyeva said...

Wow this is fantastic! I love Graphic45 stuff, their paper is so vintage and amazing! Great job!! And who doesn't love Tim?


Jessica said...

This is so darling.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Wowza. Love this Jean. You are so crafty clever. :)

Rhonda Emery said...

very neat you are always thinking do you ever sleep ha love everything you do. hugs friend