Thursday, May 12, 2011

Steampunk Altered Matchbox


Hiya! I've been playing around with another swap over at Craftster.org. This time we took a perfectly normal little 32-count matchbox (found at a dollar store in 10-packs) and turned it into something cool. There are a ton of neat ones posted in this thread. You can see the cool leather suitcase my swap partner sent me HERE (page 39, about halfway down the page).

So, my swap partner is a Steampunk fan so I went with it. I used the fabulous easel style to stand my fairy gentleman up.


The black & gold paper is Japanese washi paper I found at the Craft Fantastic booth at a jewelry show last month. This paper is absolutely delicious! I bought a bunch in floral designs and I'm not sure if I can use it or just crouch in the corner and pet it. My lovelies.... *ahem*


All of the metal bits (except the chain) are assorted Tim Holtz pieces. The acrylic clock face might be 7 Gypsies or Heidi Swapp... can't remember off-hand. 

The gold paper inside the drawer is recycled from a Christmas card envelope. I *knew* there would be a use for it one day!



The monocle is a jump ring filled with Glossy Accents. His wings are a vintage image found online. I printed it out and covered with Glossy Accents, dried and then used my trusty black Marvy marker to ink the edges. I used gold embroidery thread to attach the chain to the gentleman's coat.



As a finishing touch I covered the backs with black card stock.


This is the pile of goodies I stuffed into the drawer before sending off to my partner.


That's it for me today! Thanks for visiting - see you soon!

Cheers,
Susan

5 comments:

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow! This is very cool!

xx Tracey xx

Amanda said...

I love what you have made I now want to make my own version. Thanks for the inspiration
Amanda

Grenouille Greetings said...

I have had house guests and have been a naughty commentator then blogger went down but I have thoroughly enjoyed catching up on your recent makes. Every one of them is beautiful. Love your Tilda! Your frame card is divine and this little make is oh so Artsy! Love it! Hugs Lesley

Heidi said...

Wow it's fantastic!
Love all the details:)
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Kathi said...

This is so fabulous. I love Steampunk and love small things, especially boxes.

This --->"I bought a bunch in floral designs and I'm not sure if I can use it or just crouch in the corner and pet it." <---made me smile.