The August challenge involved using a matchbox in your steampunk art.
It looked fun, so I
thought I'd try my hand at some steampunk.
This little Valise used to be an itty bitty matchbox.
I removed the matches, painted inside and out with black acrylic paint, and then applied some metallic rubs that I own (they're just like gilder's paste).
I added some side straps made of paperboard and a jewelry clasp for a handle.
I added grommets and springs
Watch gears and even more springs.
On the inside I added a Tim Holz box corner in brass, a watch dial, a spring with some gears attatched, and a miniature vial of metal shavings. I dyed the outside of the clear bottle with butterscotch alcohol ink and then I embellished the lid with a random eyeball I had lying around and yet another watch dial.
I'm not sure what any of these parts do in my made-up little valise, but they seemed to fit.
This was incredibly fun, but I have a lot of respect for people who work with miniatures now!
It's hard to do--the glue alone will make you scream.
Miniatures require lots of patience, tweezers, pins and sanity!
She brings couples together.
She lives in clear-headed pine forests.
She can only be seen when the first leaves fall from the trees.
She wears purple juniper colours and has gentle green butterfly wings.