Saturday, August 24, 2013

Altered Steampunk Tin Box

Today will get familiar with the term Steampunk. Steampunk is originally a literary genre that has developed into so much more since the 19th century when it was created. The term steampunk imade of two words: steam - because it has to include a steam based gadgetry or machine parts and punk - which represents the more rebellious, fantasy part of it. It was created in the era of queen Victoria of England. Today it's an artistic trend that includes metal embellishments, machine or industrial parts and colors such as black, brown, gold, copper, rust and all their metallic variations. A steampunk project will include cog wheels, chains, keys, screws, zippers, clock parts or other machinery parts etc.

So...I'm sharing my altered tin box that I designed in a steampunk style.

The texture on the box was created with an aluminum foil technique and covered with paint. Then I added all the metal embellishments after treating them with alcohol ink and embossing powder.

Have fun creating!


  1. What an amazing box!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with all these great technique ideas!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  2. This is just an amazing project!!! Love the colours and Punkiness of it!

  3. thanks for sharing the deets on how to get the look for this fun project... I think you have inspired me to try this one out

  4. Very very beautiful! Kisses, Monny