Ok, I’m not sure if this page is cool, or if it just looks like a steampunk convention exploded on it.

(As always, you can click on any of the photos to see a larger version. Sometimes you can click on the little square with an arrow and zoom in even closer.)

steampunk-scrapbook-layout

Perhaps I was having a wee bit too much fun with all those gadgets and gears?

steampunk-scrapbook-layout-left

Anyhow, when I saw Tim’s Day 8 steampunk tag, I knew it would be just perfect for the photos of my son’s 17th birthday.

For the title I used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Alpha Parts: Newsprint.  I rubbed on a bit of pewter from the Metallic Rub-On Kit #2 and then coated them with Glossy Accents.  (I wish my store had had these, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Alpha Parts: Ransom, I think they’re much cooler.)

steampunk-scrapbook-gears-2

This clock is set at 2:22, because that’s his date of birth.  The other clock hands are at 1:12, that’s the time of day he was born.

steampunk-scrapbook-layout-right

For the gears I used the Gadget Gears DieSteampunk On The Edge Die and the Weathered Clock Bigz Die.

steampunk-scrapbook-gears

Some of the gears were cut out of Grungeboard and were painted with Brushed Pewter Distress Crackle Paint Tarnished Brass Distress Crackle Paint, and Deco Art Dazzling Metallics-Worn Penny.  (When I put that last paint on my craft sheet, I exclaimed, “It really does look like a penny!”)

steampunk-scrapbook-gears-3

Once the paint was dry I sanded the edges, then inked them with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  After applying the ink, wipe off the excess with a damp towel.  This leaves the ink only in the cracks and on the sanded edges.

I love the worn, aged look!

steampunk-scrapbook-gears-4

For other embellishments I used Tim Holtz Idea Ology Game SpinnersTim Holtz Idea-ology Trinket PinsSprocket Gears and Advantus Tim Holtz Idea Ology Swivel Clasps.

To add depth I cut other gears out of clear plastic (leftover packaging) and used the Ink Blending Tool (with felt, not foam) to color them with a variety of alcohol inks.  I used ButterscotchTerra Cotta and Ginger with Gold Metallic Mixative, and Pesto and Meadow with Silver Metallic Mixative.

steampunk-scrapbook-gears-5

Don’t be afraid to add some Alcohol Blending Solution if your colors are too intense or need to be blended more.  And don’t overdo it with the metallic mixatives, a single drop on your felt will go a long, long way.

steampunk-scrapbook-layout-journaling-1

(I’m so glad I can look back on the coffee-on-my-hard-drive incident and smile.  I was insanely angry at the time. )

The bits of fireworks paper are from Tim’s Seasonal Paper Stash Paper Pad are a tribute to Dan’s pyromania.  My husband and I firmly believe it’s only by God’s mercy that Daniel never managed to burn down the house.

steampunk-scrapbook-layout-journaling-2

I’m pretty sure I found the bean bag chair directions online, but I can’t find them right now.  If I do, I’ll be sure to share them with you.  It’s a great project for a guy!

Although I cut the Filmstrip Frames Decorative Strip Die out of plastic, I don’t recommend it. The sizzlits dies aren’t meant to cut through very thick materials.  Since my packaging was only partially cut, I had to go back over each frame with a craft knife to cut out the windows.  This was then inked with Espresso and Ginger alcohol inks.  I like the look but it was rather a pain.

steampunk-scrapbook-gears-2

In the next post, I’ll show you how I approach a scrapbook layout and a fun way to distress the background papers.

In the meantime, Happy Creating and GO PATS!  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Like my tutorials? Support me on Patreon to get up to TWO bonus videos every month!

4 thoughts on “Steampunk Scrapbook Layout – 12 Tags Day 8

  1. That is wonderful! No, it’s not overdone at all. But I’m in the middle of a severe clock fixation right now.

    Ha! Love the photo with the hand up: “Put down the camera, Mom.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.