Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tin Type Altered: Steampunk Style

Hello Quick Quotes fans!  Jan here to share a Steampunk Altered Lamp using the Tin Type Paper Collection and the Chipboard Balloon.  What is "steampunk"?  "Steampunk Lab" has a great description if you're interested!
I started with an electric candle lamp and covered the shade with Tin Type 200 and inked the edges with Green Tea Powder Puff Chalking Ink.  Bringing the "steampunk" into play, add two layers of chain to the bottom of the lamp and embellish the shade with gears and washers.
The opening at the top of the shade was a perfect fit for the base of the balloon.  I simply inked a Chipboard Gear using Amaretto Powder Puff Chalking Ink  and glued Tin Type 100 to the back.  To prepare the balloon, paint with white Gesso and let dry. and ink with Lemonade and Mango Mai Tai Powder Puff Chalking Ink.  Add some "steampunk" pieces to the top, middle and base of the balloon.   Push the base of the balloon in the opening in the top of the shade and glue in place.  This will add reinforcement for the balloon.
 Add some "steampunk" gadgets to the inside of the jar.


 close up's

15 comments:

Audrey Pettit said...

This is SO cool, Jan! Really love your steampunk lamp!

artistamyjo said...

This is absolutely awesome Jan!
Hugs

craftattack said...

Fantastic! Valerie

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous Jan and so clever too!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This turned out great love the steam punk look and how fun to have a light

Netty said...

Such a fab idea Jan, so clever. x

Cheryl said...

oh gosh Jan Hun this is just brilliant you always come up with amazing ideas hugs Cherylxxxx

Ann said...

fabulous!! just awesome!
love!!!!

papertrails leaver said...

this is brilliant Jan! I love the hot air ballon! Oh man! Just noticed the person above me said brilliant too but I really mean it! I love this and think it is truly unique and awesome!

jen said...

This is so awesome!!! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,jen

Angi said...

Super fabulous. I love Steampunk stuff. :)

Maria Matter said...

how cool is this! so creative Jan...this is fabulous!!

Janna Werner said...

This is asesome Jan, you always have the coolest ideas! Janna

Chris said...

Hi Jan, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
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Christine said...

You are such a fun and talented artist. This candle is so inventive and inspirational!!!