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Tangled Web Shadowbox

I am really happy with my newest experiment! What do you think?

"Tangled Web" Shadowbox

“Tangled Web” Shadowbox

“Curiosities” 3D Paper Airship Shadowbox

Once I figured out out how to do a hot air balloon I knew I couldn’t stop there! Here is my first (though definitely not my last) attempt at a 3D dirigible/airship. This shadowbox measures 12” x 12” and the back is finished so it can hang on the wall or stand alone on a shelf. I used a combination of glossy and matte papers, but the shiny parts aren’t nearly as shiny in person as they look on the photos. I have a light source directly above my photo area that can give a false impression with its glare.

Each 12 x 12 shadow box takes approximately 10 hours to complete. They start their lives as canvases and are covered by cardstock and paper, then embellished with mixed media accoutrements. I made the dirigible and the boat using a similar method to my Christmas ornaments. Check out the tutorial here. 

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Steampunk Scrapbook Paper by Graphic 45

Steampunk Spells companion Steampunk Spells

I found these Steapunk Spells papers by Graphic 45 listed under Halloween while I was surfing the web. I like that the pallete has the warm gold and orange colors because I find many of the steamy papers and embellishments to be very dark or sepia toned and its always nice to add a spot of color.

Alphabet stickers to match Steampunk Spells

Alphabet stickers to match Steampunk Spells

Cardstock to match Steampunk Spells

Cardstock to match Steampunk Spells

Are you looking for some projects you could try with scrap paper? Check out my Steampunk cage ornament tutorial and Steampunk-inspired Assemblage clocks I have done.

Steampunk Scrapbook Paper by Die Cuts With a View

Timeless Type

Ever since I ran across this Timeless Type stack at Michael’s I have been hunting around for more steamy scrap-booking supplies. It turns out Die Cuts With a View has several stacks that are now on my must-have craft supply list.

For instance, there is another collection called Tattered Time which is pictured below. If you want to see the whole stack you can visit

And if you are looking for some projects you can do with your scrapbook paper, check out my Steampunk cage ornament tutorial and my Steampunk-inspired assemblage clocks.

Tattered Time

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