Thursday, February 23, 2012

Jan: Tin Type!

Hello Quick Quotes fans! 

Jan here today to share a steampunk style Altered Lamp using the Tin Type Paper Collection and the Chipboard Balloon

What is "steampunk"?  "Steampunk Lab" has a great description if you're interested!

I started with an electric candle lamp and covered the shade with Tin Type 200.  I then inked the edges with Green Tea Powder Puff Chalking Ink.  Bringing the "steampunk" into play, add two layers of chain to the bottom of the lamp and embellish the shade with gears and washers.

The opening at the top of the shade was a perfect fit for the base of the balloon. 

Designer's Notes:
  • I simply inked a Chipboard Gear using Amaretto Powder Puff Chalking Ink and glued Tin Type 100 to the back. 
  • To prepare the balloon, paint with white Gesso and let dry. Ink with Lemonade and Mango Mai Tai Powder Puff Chalking Ink.  
  • Add some "steampunk" pieces to the top, middle and base of the balloon. 
  • Push the base of the balloon in the opening in the top of the shade and glue in place. 
  • This will add reinforcement for the balloon.
  • Finally, add some "steampunk" gadgets to the inside of the jar.
I hope I've inspired you to take your inspiration a little off of the page today! 
~ Jan
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