Steampunk Letter.

Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.” –  Wikipedia

Planning my Steampunk/Mixed media Letter.
The wooden S is about 9″ x 6″

Steampunk Tag by thefrugalcrafter Lindsay Weirich

upcycled wooden letter — mixed media by Butterflies n buttons

Mixed Media Tutorial Steampunk Tag 
Video on YouTube by Anita van Merode
Steampunk Tag
 on her Blog Anitas Creaties.

Some of the other supplies and tools that I used were:

Acrylic paint, paintbrushes, a press-stud snap-fastener, bottle-cap, key, chipboard scroll 2 by Maya Road, small wooden alphabet, wooden beads, foam brush, string beads ribbon, hot glue, glue gun, tweezers, tooth lock washers, buttons, Lepage Poly Filla Instant Fast Drying Filler, DIY Rust Paste!., Bobbins, a zip pull, sand, puzzle pieces, etc.

Some of the techniques and tutorials I used were:

DIY Rust Paste! from a tutorial by Thefrugalcrafter Lindsay Weirich

Polyfilla, a texture paste alternative.

I covered parts with Lepage Poly Filla Instant Fast Drying Filler for texture, stippling it with a foam brush. I then painted it with Burnt Umber Rust Paint. 

I added Terra Cotta Rust Paint to some places with a stuff brush using a stippling movement.

Lastly I dry-brushed some acrylic gold in places.

Yes. I know.

You’re asking yourself the question….

How much Rusty, Crusty, Patina Goodness can you stand?”- Heather Tracy



About Tokeloshe.

Welcome and thank you for visiting. I have been happily married (sic) for 40 years, have one son, a loving daughter in law and three adorable grandsons. We have been in Canada for 20 years and are originally from South-Africa. My first language is Afrikaans. (Ek kan nog Afrikaans praat, lees en skryf.) I love doing mixed media, scrap-booking, blogging and playing on the computer, I am also interested in photography, genealogy, reading, hiking, camping, arts and crafts.
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18 Responses to Steampunk Letter.

  1. perdebytjie says:

    Weereens pragtig en so kreatief, Linda!

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  2. Sartenada says:

    I have never seen anything like this or heard about it. Gorgeous, interesting and well-made. Thank You.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Always such intricate design work.. beautiful.. 😉

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  4. En dan is daar in die Kaap se middedorp, in Longstr dink ek die mooiste “steampump” koffiekroeg wat ek dink die mooiste in die hele wêreld is.


  5. Wonderful creations. 🙂

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