Steampunk Treasures

size: 6-3/4"x9" (closed)


  • Backgammon set

Basic Supplies

screwdriver, chip paintbrush


  • Oxford Impressions Stamp Sets: Steampunk, Steampunk Works, The Deep
  • Ranger Inkssentials Tools: Heatit Craft Tool, Non-Stick Craft Sheet, Cut ‘n Dry Foam, Mini Misters
  • Ranger Claudine Hellmuth Studio Line: Gesso, Multi Medium Gloss
  • Ranger Archival Cobalt Ink Pad
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink Line: Sail Boat Blue, Wild Plum, Stream, Denim Inks; Blending Solution; Applicator
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Adirondack Color Wash: Stream, Wild Plum
  • Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating


  • 1. Remove screws from game board; set hardware aside.
  • 2. Lightly dry brush box covers and dice cup with two coats gesso, painting first in one direction, then the other; let dry.
  • 3. Mix color washes in misters at a ratio of two parts water and one part wash. Spray diluted washes onto craft sheet. Use foam pad to sponge mixtures over gesso, building up layers of color; heat set.
  • 4. Stamp Cobalt images over surfaces, using photos as a guide. Stamp off onto scrap paper before stamping surface to create color variation. Layer some images to add interest. Heat set images.
  • 5. Apply first layer of multi medium by tapping box covers with side of paintbrush; heat set. For additional layers, brush normally for canvas look. Heat set surfaces.
  • 6. Apply a few drops of blending solution to ink applicator. Apply a few drops of Sail Boat Blue and Wild Plum ink to applicator. Tap ivory checkers to transfer color; heat set or let dry. In same way, apply Stream and Denim inks to hardware; heat set or let dry. Spray alcohol ink surfaces with two coats of acrylic coating; let dry.
  • 7. Reassemble box.
  • Tip
  • 1. Ranger Color Wash is typically not permanent over gesso. This unique technique seals the color without removing it, just be sure to “tap on” the first coat of gloss medium.

by Lynn Roberts

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