Miniature Steampunk Altered Box by Monica Roca

LouAnn Altered Items, Mixed Media

Good afternoon, everyone ūüôā ¬†As you probably already know, I was on the hunt for new design team members. ¬†This was because…I have 2 members leaving at the end of this month ūüôĀ ¬†Well, Monica is one of those DT members that will no longer be able to design beautiful projects for me…so today I am sharing her last project as an official ButterBeeScraps DT member.

Monica created this totally steampunk altered miniature box to showcase some of the new ButterBeeScraps items that were added to the shop this month:

steampunk miniature altered box

Monica decided to leave the original hinges on the box and started by gluing¬†a variety of Small and¬†Medium Mixed Silver, Copper and Bronze Gear Charms¬†to the outside of the box. ¬†She then painted the box by dabbing Chocolate¬†Art Anthology Dimensional Gel¬†Paint onto the box using a sponge. ¬†Once the first coat of paint was dry, Monica added more texture to the box using more of the gel paint and Prima’s 6″x 6″ Crackle Stencil.

After the second coat of paint was dry, Monica layered a variety of Miniature, Small, Medium and new Large Mixed Gear Charms¬†onto the box. ¬†I’m tellin’ ya…I am IN LOVE with these new large gears! ¬†They are outstanding, and I haven’t seen them anywhere else. ¬†To finish the base of the box, Monica added an¬†Antique Bronze Drawer Pull (#HD098-B)¬†and a myriad of SS12, SS16 and¬†SS20 Siam Flat Back Glass Rhinestones¬†to the gears and drawer pull.

Monica embellished the top of the box using a Silver Dimensional Flower Metal Filigree Embellishment (#7016-P) that she painted with Florentine Gold Liquid Leaf as the main focal point.  She then tucked some Silver Leaf Metal Filigree Embellishments (#672-P) and bronze leaves from her stash under the flower.

Here’s a closer look at the top of the box:

steampunk miniature altered box

If you’re wanting a closer look at this beauty, please hop on over to YouTube and watch Monica’s video.¬† …and, as always, thank you so much for stopping by and perusing my blog ūüôā ¬†Cheers and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

ButterBeeScraps Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Art Anthology Dimensional Gel¬†Paint – Chocolate
  • Liquid Leaf – Florentine Gold
  • Prima Stencil – Crackle

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