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Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Steampunk style grungeboard choker

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Well what a busy week last week was, but I nearly got this choker finished for you LOL :D

I haven't added the findings yet as I'm waiting for some ribbon to arrive.

I started with a strip of plain GRUNGEBOARD and painted on slighlty watered down VIVA DECOR INKA GOLD in graphite - I mix it on the lid with a water brush until its a nice creamy consistancy and paint on a few layers.

When its dry buff with a soft cloth or tissue.

Next I stamped my ScrollsWork gears stamps inversamark ink randomly all over the grunge and embossed with Tim Holtz DISTRESS EMBOSSING POWDER.You have to be patient with the distress powder and wait until it cools or it will all brush off.

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I repeated the same on a grungeboard disc - when I heated it it curled on the edges turning it in to a dish shape, so I took advantage and added melted clear utee to make a pendant and added some watchparts and a metal flower.

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I punched holes in the choker section to add the chains and rings which the ribbon will be attatched to, and added some flowers made using my DICHROIC TECHNIQUE, prima say it in studs centres and a metal dragonfly.

I love this grungey but pretty look and the mix of textures and metals.

Hugs'n'snogs,

Julie xx

6 comments:

  1. Julie--that is GORGEOUS!!!!!!

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  2. Julie what a beautiful piece - absolutely lovely.

    Toni xx

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  3. Really lovely. I love all your work!

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  4. I am loving all things steampunk at the moment Julie - this choker is fab TFS XXX

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  5. This is stunning Julie, love that dragonfly!!

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