Steampunk Treasures

By  Lynn Roberts 

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

  • Steampunk Treasures
  • Inside View


  • Backgammon set


  • 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

Basic Supplies

  • screwdriver, chip paintbrush
  • 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.