Steampunk Altered Book

Hello dear Little Birdie Crafts fans! It’s Tracey back to share an upcycled project with you today. I altered an old book with steampunk and poppies – a perfect pairing. The gorgeous flowers and clock are fussy cut from the Poppies & Roses collection. In my video I also share techniques using more amazing Little Birdie supplies: Crackle Paste; Tinted Metallic Paints; Primed Chipboard; and Metallic Waxes.


Tips and Techniques

Be sure to view the video for a detailed tutorial.

Gorgeous Little Birdie Flowers are dry brushed with black gesso for a grungy steampunk look with flowers from the Roses of the Sea collection: Charlie; Micro Roses; and Bonita.

These gorgeous poppies and clock are fussy cut from the Poppies & Roses 12×12″ paper set. The edges are inked for a more distressed look. I used black gesso and metallic paints to create a grungy patina effect on the steampunk mechanical background piece.

This intricate molded beetle is painted with Little Birdie Black Gesso, then rubbed with Metallic Waxes to color.

Primed Chipboard cogs are painted with black gesso then metallic paints for a rustic patina effect. Check out the video to see how I colored these Mini Craft Pellets with metallic paints. The book cover is textured with Crackle Paste and colored with Tinted Metallic Paints in steampunk colors.

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies
Poppies & Roses Paper Pack 12×12″
Song of the Sea ~ Micro Roses
Song of the Sea ~ Charlie
Song of the Sea ~ Bonita
Primed Chipboard ~ Especially Cogs
Primed Chipboard ~ Cogs
Tinted Metallic Paint ~ Tawny Glint
Tinted Metallic Paint ~ Silver Charm
Tinted Metallic Paint ~ Caribbean Teal
Tinted Metallic Paint ~ Golden Glaze
Tinted Metallic Paint ~ Golden Plum
Tinted Metallic Paint ~ Blue Waltz
Metallic Wax ~ Glimmer Moss
Metallic Wax ~ Aqua Sheen
Metallic Wax ~ Copper Blaze
Metallic Wax ~ Rich Gold
Acrylic Gesso ~ Black
Acrylic Soft Gel Medium Matte
Crackle Paste
Mini Craft Pellets
Silicon Glue

Other Supplies
Zuri Designs ~ Silicone Mold – Lovable Bugs
Vintage Book
Tim Holtz Metallic 2 Kraft Stock
Tim Holtz Quote Chips
Tim Holtz 3-D Texture Fades – Mechanics
Ranger – Pumice Stone Distress Ink
Amazing Casting Resin – White

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I hope you’ve been inspired to grab your Little Birdie Crafts supplies to create an upcycled project!

~ Blessings ~


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