Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Got Steampunk? Mixed Media Tag

 Hello my dear crafty friends!
My name is Irit from Irit Shalom Designs blog and this is my first ever blog post as Sin City Stamps Inspiration Team member.
I am totally thrilled to be a part of this team and I hope to do my very best to show you the beauty and versatility of Sin City stamps!

I am a big fan of everything Steampunk. So first I asked for Steampunk stamps and when I got them I decided to use quite a few of them for my first project- hence " Got Steampunk?" was born.

Product list:
SinCity stamps
Clock with crown vintage style 
Got Steampunk
Hot air balloon with wooden barrel basket
Small cogs and gear Steampunk
Steampunk definition phrase
1923 Numerals

Other products:
Chipboard tag
White gesso
Texture paste
Black pigmented ink
Clear embossing powder
Acrylic paints
Colored pencils
Teal Antiquing cream
Small bolt chipboards
Metal corner and cogs
Baby wipes
Liquid glue
Glossy Accents
Paint brush
Misty stamping tool
Heat gun

Step by step instruction for this tag:
1. Cover the tall thick chipboard tag with a thin layer of white gesso.

2. Add a thin layer of texture paste over stencil and let it dry.

3. Stamp  with 1923 stamp randomly using pigmented black ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

4. Add some random stamping with Cogs and gear stamp in the same technique as the previous step. Paint with a mix of fluid acrylic paints.

5. Paint the edges with another acrylic paint and move some to the middle of  your tag.

6. Stamp the Hot air Balloon with black pigmented ink. You don't really need a fancy stamping tool  used here, but if you have it it makes your life easier. Heat emboss the stamped image with clear embossing powder.

7. Stamp the title, the vintage clock and the Steampunk definition in the same way and hand cut them both.

8. Hand cut the stamped Hot Air Balloon and color it with pencils. The pencils used here were Inktense, but any markers or pencils will do a job.
Glue the colored image over the tag as shown.

9. Add Copper Metallic acrylic paint using baby wipe over the tag.

10. Paint the two other stamped pieces with copper paint and add some Antiquing teal cream.
Let it partially dry and then wipe with  baby wipe.

11. Paint the bolt chipboards as shown with a mix of two acrylic paints. Glue the circle on the top of the tag and all 4 bolts over the definition stamped piece.

12.Arrange all stamped pieces over the tag as shown. Add a couple of metal cogs painted in the same way as bolts. Use Glossy Accents to glue all metal pieces. Attach the cord on the top of the tag.
Add the metal corner.

And now to some close- ups of the finished project:

That's it for today. I hope  that you liked my Steampunk tag and will try to make a similar one with our gorgeous Sin City Stamps.
You can also find ALL the stamps that were used to make this project on the Steampunk Circus set.


  1. Love all the elements you included. Great instructions!

  2. Wow! These ladies are in for an amazing flight on the balloon! Love this story you created. Fantastic details, thanks so much Irit!

  3. Great steampunk tag - love all the texture and layers.


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