Steampunk Art Journal Pages

Hi, Little Birdie Crafts Friends! How are you today?

I have been enjoying using my new ring bound planner since my last project and so I tried to do a little steampunk themed spread next.

I love working with different mediums to create my spreads. So I was really happy to have everything I need to use in just one store! Little Birdie was able to let me shop so conveniently!

I used a mix of gold, bronze, yellow, white and peach for my design here and I used a black card stock as my base to channel more of that steampunk look.

My planner is an A6 size one so I only used a single chipboard piece from Little Birdie Crafts that I cut-up portions of and strategically placed around my pages.

Then I simply added in flowers and some pearls to decorate. I like my planners and journals chunky so most of my projects have bulk and dimension to the designs.

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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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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 ~