I really like making home decorations, because not only do they are looking good but they’re also useful. This time I’ll show you a corkboard I made in steampunk style.
I wrapped the inside of the board with thicker paper so it wouldn’t get stained, and then I greased the frame with white gesso. I then stenciled it with Graphite texture paste and applied it to the sides of the frame with a paint knife. I also applied crackle paste, thinly over the stenciled part to show both small and large cracks.
I then sprayed on Moon Shadow Mists in the following shades: Pirate’s Plunder Gold, Gossamer Gold and Tawny Turquoise. I made it more intensified in some places with Magical Shaker, using Antique Bronze and Cathedral Pines Green.
I designed the composition in two opposite corners, using mold elements, lots of mists and magical dust, and Squirts. I colored with the following products:
Greased Lightnin’ Green, Green with Envy Green, Blazing Black, Gossamer Gold, Squirts- Poutine Gold, Beaver Tail Brown, Hockey Puck Black, Magicals- Time Travel Teal & Steampunk Sepia.
You’ll see in the tutorial that in many cases the sides are more of a greenish tint, while the top is a darker brown blackish. This is why I applied this surprising amount of paint, even for me.
Frozen Jack Frost and Screamin’ Banshee Black Starburst paint were used on the dragonfly and wings. For the extra sparkle, I scattered some Scintillating Silver Glitzy Magicals on it.
While making this work, I even topped it off with Mitform Castings metal elements. I also added Dusty Attic chipboard lettering, which I embossed with Slam Dunk Silver embossing powder to give it a silvery finish.
I used 2 stamps on the frame, then vintage gold wax on both the mold and metal elements.
If you are interested, you can find the tutorial here: