Industrial Steampunk Card with DIY Video Tutorial

Hello dear Little Birdie Crafts fans!! It’s Tracey here to share a new project with you. I simply adore creating in the steampunk style and The Classic Gentleman collection is absolutely perfect for this industrial steampunk card I have made for your inspiration today. This full project video tutorial includes instructions on adding weathered patina to your shiny metal embellishments.

In this DIY steampunk card tutorial learn how to:
~ Create a patina effect on metal objects with paints and waxes
~ Accentuate background colors
~ Diecut and shade gears from patterned paper
~ Learn my creative process for arranging embellishments
~ Add texture with metal microbeads and prills


Tips and Techniques

I’ve layered paper and metal embellishments to create industrial steampunk clusters. The shiny metal objects are altered with gesso, waxes, and metallic paints to create a weathered patina effect.

Additional texture is added with microbeads and prills adhered with soft gel medium.

This clock I fussy cut from the Classic Gentleman image sheet fit perfectly into this optical lens from my stash. Again you can see the mix of metal, paper, glass and microbead elements.

More gears at the edge of the card. I trimmed the paper a little along the edges to add this black border.

I added a couple dimensional clocks atop paper gears I cut from the image sheet around the fantastic images printed on the background paper.

A close up of the patina effect created with Little Birdie paints and waxes. The cotter pin came from my husband’s work bench and I added a little industrial looking piece to the top.

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:
The Classic Gentleman 12×12″ Paper Pack
The Classic Gentleman 12×12″ Paper Pack
Premium Card Stock A4 – Bright White
Premium Card Stock A4 – Ebony Black
Thincut Dies ~ Cogs and Wheels
Acrylic Soft Gel Medium Matte
Acrylic Gesso ~ Black
Tinted Metallic Paint ~ Caribbean Teal
Tinted Metallic Paint ~ Fired Brick
Metallic Wax ~ Aqua Sheen
Metal Microbeads – Ebony Black

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Other Supplies:
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology: Optical Lens; Foundry; Date Dials; Hardware Heads; Mini Gears; Philosophy Tags
Miscellaneous: gears; clock; cotter pin; and other found items
Copper Microbeads
Distress Ink: Black Soot; Hickory Smoke; Peacock Feathers
Tombow – Mono MULTI Liquid Glue
Silicone Glue
Lined Double Sided Tape
Bone Folder

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to view the video. I hope you’ve been inspired to experiment with the patina technique and try out The Classic Gentleman for a steampunk project.

~ Blessings ~

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Floral Card For Any Occasion

Hello, lovely Little Birdie Crafts friends! I have come to share with you a video tutorial for a gorgeous floral card. This card can be used for any occasion, it’s always good to have at least one card like this one ready 🙂

I invite you to watch my video and create a similar card, and if you do, please tag me on social media – #emiliasieradzan

Thank you so much!

Little Birdie Crafts products used:

Primed Chipboard- Moroccan Design, 1Pc

Paper Pack Aqua Medley- 12in x 12in, 12sheets, 12 Designs, 250gsm

Whitney Aqua Medley Flowers 14pc

Wendy Song Of The Sea 9pc

Heleen Aqua Medley 12pc

Elira Shabby Chic 40pc

Clear Stamps with Coordinating Dies set – Bloom Vista

Acrylic Gesso- White, 100ml

Mixed Media Canvas

Hello, everyone! I am happy to be here again. Yulia Pospelova is with you, and today I will show you a new way of creating a colorful canvas.

So, let’s get started.
1. I took a canvas of 15.2 cm*20.3 cm. Using a stencil, I applied the Chocolate Fudge texture paste on it.

2. After the texture paste dried, I covered the canvas with the white Gesso.

3. I’ve collected different materials for my decor: old paint lids, plastic figurines, bottles, pendants, and many other interesting things. I also used some flowers and a Little Birdie chipboard.

4. I’ve made a composition from all the elements and glued them to the canvas.

5. Then my entire construction was covered with the white Gesso again

6. Next, I took sprays, the Sailing Sky acrylic paint and a bottle of water with a spray gun. All the paints were put on the canvas, and all the excess water was cleaned up with a napkin.

7. I also added the Lemon Chiffon paint.

8. When all the paints were dry, I’ve made a decision to soften the tones with Tattered Lace acrylic paint.

9. A little metallic acrylic paint Silver Charm was also applied to the decor surface.

10. Now it’s time to add any stamps you like!

11. And of course, some toppings were added to the work (poppy seeds, sequins and beads)

As a result, you can also make such an amazing canvas
I hope, you enjoyed this tutorial.

I used materials:×18..

Thank you for your attention and see you soon!