I so love the kits from Lisa at That Craft Place which are also available from stockists of Creative Expressions products so I am here today to show you my new Shrine.
This is the one I've used:
I have also included some pieces from Calico Crafts on this project.
And so to the construction.
I make no apologies, it's a busy tutorial and photo heavy so I have tried to cut down on the instructions. If you need more information, just ask.
Glue the sides and back and apply the fabric on the back, roof and inside. Also glue on the cotton reels for the feet.
I started this on the retreat the other weekend so used the Powertex fabric hardener to apply the fabric which was medium weight cotton and ivory Powertex. It's now completely solid.
Back and Sides.
I painted it all over with black Gesso and added silver gilding wax to bring out the texture.
The feet have red gilding wax, it will become obvious why later.
I added Glossy accents to the pipework to give it a more rounded effect.
And then started on the propellers which were first painted black and then the Treasure Gold added to give the metallic effect.
These are made with paper clay using a home-made mould.
I used various moulded watch parts and MDF pieces to complete the inner section and a little robot which I had in my stash.
You can probably see that I have added more red Treasure Gold just to highlight sections.
And here is the finished piece.
Please leave me a comment if you can.
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,
I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Sandee and Amelie's Steampunk April Challenge - Anything Goes Steampunk/Industrial
The Mixed Media Monthly# Challenge 23 Dimension. I think this piece definitely has plenty of that.
Mixed Media World Challenges # 13"Get In Gear"