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Steampunk Lamp

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Aug 24, 2015 3D Art, Altered Art, Industrial, Steampunk Comments are off

Hello again. Lately I  have found myself altering 3-d  pieces, much like this old simple white lamp that my hubby  asked me to “Steampunk” for him.  So, inspired to make something industrial, I transformed the lamp with gears, metal, and rust looking finish to make it my own Steampunk Lamp. Here are the before and after photos; and below you will find a few photos of the steps I took along the way.

Lamp - before Lamp - after

First I wrapped the lamp with metal foil tape that had been embossed with rivets (Sizzix Texture Fades), then painted it with black paint (Ranger – Distress Paint). To give the lamp some  dimension, I cut out gears and sprockets. Since the Spellbinders Sprockets are thinner, I glued 4 together that had been cut from 130 lb. card stock. The Sizzix Bigz Gears Die were cut from Grunge board, so one layer was thick enough. After gluing those onto the lamp, I rubbed a variety of Inka Gold to give it a metal/rusty look. I finished it off with a few coats of Workable Fixative to seal the Inka Gold and painted surface.  My hubby added his Edison Vintage light bulb, and now we have a working Steampunk Lamp!

Foil tape embossed with rivets

Foil tape embossed with rivets

Sprockets and Gears painted with black acrylic paint

Sprockets and Gears painted with black acrylic paint

Inka Gold rubbed onto lamp base

Inka Gold rubbed onto lamp base

Close up of front of lamp

Close up of front of lamp

Close up of lamp

Close up of top of lamp

Finished lamp

Finished lamp

Have a great day! Hope you enjoyed my piece.


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