Saturday, December 31, 2016

Sandee and Amelie Steampunk Challenge

Hi Makers,
  Today is the last day of 2016 and just a few hours left until 2017, I wanted to end the year in more of a creative fashion. I decided to enter another creative challenge at the last minute. This is the SanDee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenge for December 2016. I just discovered this site, I would of entered sooner. At any it goes...I am entering my steampunk bottle.

How it's made

I started out with a wine bottle. I cut pieces of chipboard into various shapes and glued them unto the bottle. I did have to wet the chipboard so that it bends. I made the screws and rivets out of polymer clay, which I baked then glued to the bottle. For some of the rivets I used 3D paint by Viva; for this I had to lay down the bottle straight and let the paint dry for several hours or overnight. The stopper is made of using Apoxy clay, this clay air dries rock hard. I adhered metal gears to the Apoxy clay.  I then painted everything with black Gesso and Gilders paste. The clock is a metal clock charm, which I have sealed with Glossy Accent, to make it look like the glass on a clock.


  1. Absolutely brilliant! Love all the rivets and illusion of metal you have created! The perfect steampunk make!
    thank you for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia xx

  2. Fabulous alteration, all those chipboard panels and screws, it must have taken you ages. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.

  3. This is absolutely brilliant love all the panels and screws just looks as though it's made out of brass
    Carol x

  4. WooHoo! Yeah Iris, top 5 at SASPC!!