Friday, September 17, 2010

A Steampunk Debutante

Hello friends!
I have been playing with Graphic 45's new Steampunk Debutante paper line, and this altered suitcase is what I created. This cool line is a combination of Victorian elegance and metal, such as gears and clock faces.


I found the suitcase at Hobby Lobby in their paper mache section. It had a beautiful handle and I knew it would be fun to alter. I covered it with layers of paper and ink.



I found this cool metal piece at a an antique shop a few months ago and was saving it for the perfect project. I added 2 bronze brads and then roughened them up a bit by beating them with a Texture Hammer.


The top of the suitcase has been wrapped with Tim Holtz Tissue Tape. This cool tape can be inked or altered in many ways and comes in great patterns. I used a song sheet pattern.


When I first received this paper to make samples, for the scrapbook store I work at, I was really stumped by it. It is so cool, but so different from anything else I have ever worked with. I just started cutting and seeing what idea would come to me as I worked. This project was so fun!  This paper line has so many unique designs! I think it would be great for heritage ideas and of course it goes so well with the Tim Holtz grunge style.

I wish you all a day of fun and creativity, Lindsey

25 comments:

A Vintage Chic said...

Gorgeous suitcase, Lindsey! I LOVE that line from Graphic 45! Found it last month, and used it for one of my cards for the Dirty Dozen gallery at Splitcoast--love it!

Hope you and Twyla are having a wonderful night!

Julie

Kom Achterom said...

What a beauty!!!
Wishing you a nice happy weekend
Yolanda

wig4usc said...

Beautiful, that turned out just great! Thanks for sharing with us!

T's Daily Treasures said...

You really jazzed up that suitcase. Looks great!

Always love seeing your creations and your mom's lovely crocheted pieces. Best wishes, Tammy

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Lindsey,

Wow, it's awesome. I love the paper, and I bought it a few weeks ago, but haven't done anything with it yet. The imagery is amazing, and it looks like Steampunk is no issue for you.....you're a pro.

Hugs,
Meri

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Scrumptious!

I love mixing metal into pieces. It gives the kind of look where you just want to touch it!

Kathleen said...

Just exquisite!

D.E. said...

oh such a lovely blog. Plus I love your post. Now hmm got to get some of that tissue tape. Thanks for the comment. Blessings, DE

Dorthe said...

it is a fantastic piece- love it.
Dorthe

Katsui Jewelry said...

Lindsey,
You did a beautiful job. Of course, now I must have the Texture Hammer! There is always something, huh?

I have been a bit stumped by this paper. It is so nice to see you make it all work!

Suz

Creative Breathing said...

Lindsey, This is so fascinating to me! My son and his new wife are decorating their entire house Steampunk. You should check out their website - amazing way to decorate with gears and machine parts and left over building pieces. Your trunk is beautiful! You are talented in all areas! Elizabeth

Deb said...

I love that case! I have a thing for vintage luggage anyway, and have made over a few in my time. Gorgeous!

Ginger said...

Such a masterpiece!!!! Looove it, good job.

Sarah said...

Wow, that's a really unique design! :) Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Sarah

Country Dreaming said...

What fun you mujst of had creating this!
It is super fun.

Melinda

Jacqueline said...

I spent time today dreaming in the book store and I noticed all the altered art through this Steampunk company. It seems to be hitting the art world in a whirlwind. I like it. I also saw a dollhouse book today using cigar boxes for rooms. I want to try one for sure.

Commenting on your Barbie Wednesday. The sad thing about Barbie is she gets all dressed up in these various styles and as various actress like Lucy and Elle etc...and then so many Barbies end up in a bin in the thrift store...naked and not loved anymore. I try to rescue some every year!

Shirl said...

Hello Twyla and Linsdey, thank you so much for stoppinh by and leaving a sweet comment. Love you post this week, this case is adorable!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Lindsey!!! This is a wonderful work of altered art. I just LOVE how you put it all together! Great job!
Hugs,
Coralie

kpaints said...

Wow, that is adorable, and I love those papers, I think I saw those recently at our (very first) Hobby Lobby and I too was a bit baffled but now I see the light! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog!

Rebecca said...

I've been looking thru your posts and you have made so many fun and creative things!!!! Can't wait to see your craft room reveal-I'm jealous-it would be fun to have such a space!

maría cecilia said...

This is absolutely adorable!!!!!

maría cecilia said...

This is absolutely adorable!!!!!

Gaby Bee said...

I love Steampunk! This suitcase is absolutely stunning!!!
Check out my blog, when you have a sec...
Gaby xo

Dapoppins said...

I wanted to let you know (hope its okay) I posted one of the pictures of the suitcase, with linkies to this post and to your blog. This is (one of my) favorite projects that you have done!

Aranda said...

I wanted to let you know (hope its okay) I posted one of the pictures of the suitcase, with linkies to this post and to your blog. This is (one of my) favorite projects that you have done!