Hi Kelley here.  Today’s project was a blast to make.  I had fallen in love with the steampunk gear frame.  I don’t do layouts so I needed to figure out how to incorporate it into an altered item. It fits perfectly around a light switch cover with just leaving a small gap on the bottom.  I made a little shim and glued it into place.  I covered the switch plate with washi tape, added modeling paste through a Tim Holtz diamond stencil.  I used a script stamp to press into the modeling paste to create extra texture.  Layered with tons of loose parts,propellers, mini gears, gear set 2 large, gear set 2 medium, and gear set 2 small. I topped off with metal pieces from Prima and some bling.

I sealed the entire thing with Ranger multi medium matte and a brush with stiff bristles to create more texture.  Then I added a little Art Extravagance black sand texture paste in spots.  Painted the entire piece in acrylics.  Added touches of patina Gilder’s paste and Stampendous aged black embossing powder.  To finish off I added some chain, metal charms, a Prima resin dress form.  On the dressform I used the Gilder’s paste again with some acrylics.

Supplies Used


Steampunk Gear Frame


Loose parts




Mini Gears 3/4" (set of 12)


Gear Set 2 Large

Gear Set 2 Mediumhttp://creativeembellishments.com/chipboard/steampunk/gear-set-2-medium.html


Gear Set 2 Small

Gear Set 2 Small