Hello everyone! Jenn here today sharing a fun mixed media project! This project started out as a blank wooden star I purchased from my local craft store. By adding altered chipboards, paper,and textures, I created a vibrant home decor piece that any fan of grunge/steampunk style is sure to enjoy!

I started with the star base and layered papers over it. A heavy layer of clear gesso was applied to the paper to prep them for ink and other textures.

While this part dried, I altered my chipboards using an array of rust paste,acrylic paints, and waxes. The chipboard pieces were prepped with clear gesso prior to adding paints. I just love all that rusty,ptina, grungy goodness!
**TIP** To create the rusty/patina look layer the paint by dabbing the colors onto the pieces, one color at a time. Allow them to partially dry in between colors. Add waxes last and be sure to use a vibrant gold either paint or wax for the best “metal” look.

Adding fussy cut images,flowers,microbeads, glitter, and art stones adds texture and completes the project!

Creative Embellishments Supplies:

Gear Set 3
Gear Set 2 Medium
Gear 1 1/2″ Set of 12
Steampunk Starfish

Additional Supplies:

Wooden Star Blank
Rust Paste
Clear Gesso
Brown Acrylic Paint
Gold Acrylic Paint
Mini Art Stones
Decorative Papers
Patina and Gold Wax pastes
Sentiment Chipboard

Thanks so much for visiting the blog and viewing my project today!
Have an amazing crafty day!