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Hot Air Balloon Shadow Box

Here is another small format shadow box. The centerpiece was originally a dangly bit on a chandelier or the like, but I got it at the Scrap Box in Ann Arbor, MI, because I thought it would make a good hot air balloon. I have one more of these gems that I will put into a square shadow box as well.

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What do you think?

Steampunk-inspired Assemblage Clocks by Yours Truly

Irene Adler clock
Irene Adler clock

Irene Adler clock

I started making Steampunk-inspired clocks about a month ago using mixed metals, fabric and scrapbook paper.  This one is definitely my favorite so far and the only one I have kept for myself. The rose in the center of the clock mechanism acts as the second hand and rotates as the clock ticks. (You can see my posts about Steampunk scrapbook paper by Graphic 45 and Die Cuts with a View by clicking on the links.)

This clock was a gift for my sister-in-law because she collects vintage maps and loves to travel. (Please forgive the image quality. I’ve been messing with the camera settings for a while and I can’t get it to cooperate, but it is high time I got to post some of my own art!)

Around the World in 80 Days Clock

Around the World in 80 Days Clock

This last and most recent clock was a wedding gift for a friend.

Time Stands Still Clock by ForWhomTheGearTurns

Time Stands Still Clock by ForWhomTheGearTurns

Any feedback or questions are very welcome, feel free to leave me a comment below.

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.

Cog Couture: The Jewelry Designs of Angela Venable

Collar by Angela Venable

The first place I ran across Angela Venable’s work was on YouTube. She has posted a video tutorial about how she creates her Steampunk statement necklaces. I recognized many of the findings and paper from my own sojourns to Michael’s and I think we share a similar aesthetic. I’ll start posting some of my own art soon (the pesky camera is acting up on me) but until then I hope you enjoy this sampling of Angela’s jewelry and paper arts.

You can see more of Angela’s jewelry designs as well as the tutorial I mentioned here.

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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Free Vintage Images | Old Design Shop Blog

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These are just a couple of the free gems waiting for the collage/assemblage artist at the Old Design Shop. All images are out of copyright, so they are royalty free and ready to be printed and used in your own paper art.

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