Heavy Metal

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What a busy week! And the weather?? Still I found time to relax and make a “Heavy Metal” piece for A Vintage Journey Challenge. I have just discovered a great blog, Our Creative Corner, check it out there is some lovely work there. Their challenge is Go Rustic which fits my project too.

Heavy Metal


I love metal embellishments, steam punk and all things grunge so I was happy with the theme.

I chose a mini printers stand from Tando I found in my stash. The front is built up of layers so I thought I could sandwich things in between to create depth even though it is a tiny piece. I covered the top frame with Industrial tissue tape.Background

I built up the base using Tim’s Eroded Metallic and Painted Industrial techniques from A Compendium ofCuriosities vol 3. I wanted a contrast so used metallic embossing powders and crackle paint. I cut up the four backgrounds to fit the apertures in the frame.




The Steampunk On The Edge die was perfect to fit into the layers. I corroded the card with Vintage Photo distress embossing powder and scattering a of frantage.


I think of the Eiffel Tower as a heavy metal structure and found some Artistic Outpost stamps which featured the Parisian landscape. I stamped onto thick plastic with Archival ink and dabbed alcohol inks on the back. This was layered over the background. I added stamps and metal embellies and triple embossed key and keyhole.

There is a cute stand to put the frame onto, I painted it with bronze DP. I am quite pleased with how it turned out.

I won a Pinworthy Badge! So excited!I won a Pinworthy Badge!

Hope you like it too, I do appreciate reading comments if you have time to leave one.


8 thoughts on “Heavy Metal

  1. Fabulous alteration of the printers tray! Love all the “Heavy Metal” details using the Eroded Metallic and Painted Industrials technique! Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

  2. A fabulous stunning tray! So many wonderful details but the metal panels are wonderful. Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us at A Vintage Journey for our Heavy Metal project. Jennie

  3. What great details you have on each of these panels! A very cool Rustic industrial Steampunk look! I agree the Rustic challenge over at Our Create Corner is a fun one this month. Thank you for sharing your inspirational work. Hugs and Happy Crafting.

  4. I am so happy that you found Our Creative (Challenge) Corner and joined in the fun! Your printer tray looks fantastic and the pinworthy mention is well deserved indeed!

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful project with us at Our Creative Corner!

    Claudia x

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