Friday, 4 July 2014

Victorian Steampunk Arch by Fliss Goodwin



Hello there, my project this week is an altered Tando arch frame which I’ve given the steampunk treatment as at the moment I have to admit to being slightly obsessed with Victorian steampunk novels which I’ve discovered since my dear hubby gave me the present of a Kindle a few months ago.


Here’s What You Need: 

Lost Coast Designs Unmounted Stamp – Parasol and Wings

Distress Stains – Rusty Hinge, Tea Dye, Antiqued Bronze, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Seedless Preserves, Tattered Rose, Peacock Feathers, Stormy Sky, Shabby Shutters
Archival Ink – Jet Black, Coffee
Smooth Stamping Card
Vintage Music Score or Book Page
Cut and Dry Foam


Here’s How To:

·       Cover the frame with tissue tape – it’s really easy to cover curved surfaces with this but if you don’t have any you could use strips of stamp tissue instead and stick them on by brushing with Ranger Glue ‘n’ Seal.

·       When it’s dry, colour with the brown shades of Distress Stain and top with the Antiqued Bronze for a subtle shimmer. Cover the arch back with vintage music score and colour with Tea Dye and Seedless Preserves Distress Stains.


·       Stamp a row of town houses with the black ink and then stamp the winged lady, bird with hat and a balloon with the brown ink. Paint everything with the various Distress Stains as you like and cut them all out when they’re dry.
·       Assemble the arch with the row of houses inside the frame – I trimmed off the end and added it behind the row for added dimension. Stick on the winged lady and the bird on the outside of the frame and the balloon on the inside, using foam tape to bring some of the elements forward.
·       Colour some chipboard cogs using Distress Stains direct from the sponge top and add these to the frame with some of the metal flowers and foliage.
Have a great weekend and see you next week.
Fliss x


  1. Fingers crossed, I'm third time lucky with the comment (what is it with blogger!?). I love steampunk art and craft when it isn't just cogs and clock faces, it's so much more. Love it, Fliss.

  2. This is gorgeous Fliss! Great steampunk images & design!
    Alison xxx

  3. Terrific vintage arch - I love it!
    Alison x


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