Saturday, 23 April 2016

New Art Shrine.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
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.

 Front section.
 
 
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.

 
 It doesn't look very good at the moment but I promise it gets better!

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.

 Sides.
 
 
Back.

 
Front.
 
 


I'm quite happy with the finish of this piece but would love to know what you think.
Please leave me a comment if you can.
 
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,
 
Angela x
 
I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
The Mixed Media Monthly# Challenge 23 Dimension. I think this piece definitely has plenty of that.
 
Mixed Media World Challenges # 13"Get In Gear"
 
 

16 comments:

  1. This is an absolute delight Angela, I love all the cogs and watch parts and the Powertex element adds even more dimension! A wonderful steampunk piece of art.

    It will be lovely for BP Mini Me to have a 'friend' too! Hugs, Anne xx

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  2. Holy wowzers Angela, this is freaking amazing!! I love the technique you used on the outside to create your texture, but the inside definitely stole focus for me...WOW WOW WOW!!! Love that little robot guy and all the wonderful layers of gears, fantastic! hugs :)

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  3. Wow Angela this is super impressive. Absolutely amazing work. Barbxx

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  4. Fantastic creative project Angela, love your finished piece.
    Pam x

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  5. Wow Angela this is amazing! so much texture and so much to see - just wonderful xx

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  6. I love every delightful detail!!! Masterfully done!!! TFS!!

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  7. Beautiful - amazing texture! Loving the dimension from the fabric! I haven't used powertex before - so I am going to look for it! Thank you for the inspiration! And thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  8. OMG! Your mini steampunk shrine is absolutely gobsmacking, Angela! And I so enjoyed looking at all the process images and seeing your beautiful steampunk piece come to life!

    Thank you so much for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x

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  9. Wow Angela I love this kind of folded texture on your amazing decorated shrine. Artwork pur! It's breath taking.
    Dear Greetings
    Sabine

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  10. WOW!! Totally cool Angela!! Do i need to call Powertex? At least send them photos!! xo

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  11. this. is. awesome! love the little robot theme too. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  12. This is so so cool! What a great project and awesome metallic finish!

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  13. This is so fab. Thank you for joining us at MMW

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  14. Absolutely fantastic, steampunk work! I love it!

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  15. This project is soooo cool! My favorite parts are the little robot guy, and the cute propellers on the sides! Congrats on your win! Very well deserved!

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  16. Oh my goodness Angela! This project is just the coolest ever! I totally love how you took that plain chipboard or laser cut items and created such a steampunk-ish dimensional piece! Very cool exterior and the golden "metal" interior is really neat! Love the little robot guy too! Thanks for sharing this with everyone!

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Angela x

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