Hello friends, I simply love going to Ikea and every time I stop by I always pick up some

of the plastic frames they carry, they are so much fun to alter.

I have a friend who is over the moon with steam punk and everything related to gears, cogs, rustic, clocks etc.

So as a gift I altered one of my Ikea frames for her, and this is what I created.


The first step is always going to be to take a pcs of sand paper and lightly sand the entire surface of my frame. I do this to

make sure the paint and mediums I use will have something to hold on to, since this is a plastic frame I didn’t want the paint to chip off and by sanding the surface first this wont happen.

I completely covered the front part with black gesso, gold acrylic paints, and mica powders in teal and cooper.

I used black card stock paper to fill in the photo slot. Once everything was dry I started to assemble my layout.

I used medium gel to adhere my chipboard pcs, polymer clay face, metal embellishments, and micro beads after

the medium gel dries I used the same black gesso, gold paint,

and mica powders to blend in all the elements I just adhered.


I let everything dry over night.

Once dry I I added my flowers and sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my crafty project.

I hope you are inspired to create your own mixed media Steampunk Art.

Items I used from the shop

Mini Ornate Title Word Frames –  https://creativeembellishments.com/mini-ornate-title-word-frames.html?search=%20frames&page=2

Mini Frames – https://creativeembellishments.com/mini-frames.html?search=%20frames&page=2

Butterflies (set of 5) – https://creativeembellishments.com/butterflies-set-of-5.html?search=butterflies