Saturday, December 29, 2012

Steampunk Theatre Shrine

   Well, it's been a really fun Christmas season with the family. Had some good food, fun times, great pictures, and saw a fabulous movie.
I HIGHLY recommend seeing Les Miserables...different from anything I've seen on stage or in the theatre before. Erin and I loved it.
So after all the "together" time, I had some fun yesterday with a few of my favorite products.
IMHO they worked beautifully together!
I know it's a bit large for the blog screen, but it had to be...
The Numbers Border is from Danelle Johnson, Tim Holtz's Mixed Media chickenwire , and the Horse is from Lynne Perrella's 019 Paper Artsy collection.

This starts out as a kit. You can paint, paper, decorate, or stamp each one before assembling the piece. All the Masonite gears come in this kit.
Shown here is after it's glued together. I changed it around a bit.
This shows how the pieces go together easily with a bit of glue...night picture, of course as I can seldom work in the daylight...Vampire that I am.

This is a detail shot of the gears and such. The stars are from the Star Mix Cutouts that have 48 wonderful pieces. I used some in the natural Masonite color, and some painted with Snowflake Fresco Finish...2 coats.

The entire kit was base coated with Snowflake, then I used Autumn Fire, Smoked Paprika, and Mocha Mousse over the top.
Sepia, Venetian Orange, and Jet Black Archival Inks were used to stamp onto the surfaces. Then heat set them.
This shows the Tim Holtz stamp from the Remnants collection, and a Word Band with some white paint to accent the words.

Here you can see the side painted basically with the Mocha Mousse and stamped with the Lynne Perrella 017 image. LOVE that collection!
The Dragonfly inside is from Hot Picks 1104 collection at Paper Artsy.
The Wings, Mini Gears and Spinner are Idea-ology pieces.
The gold pieces over the Mini Gears are actually computer parts a friend gave me. Cool, eh?
So I'll leave you with a couple of shots of the kids and grandkids. Funny, talented, and really cute!
The Neavors....son Jeff, Ann, Erin and Emma.....not everyone wanted their picture taken, but we got a few.

Erin doing her Buddy the Elf on Papa Elf's lap impression!

The Haifa's....Britta, daughter Michelle, Alex, and Carlo.

Michelle and Carlo.

Sister and Brother...Brit and Alex.
That's it for today. Have a safe New Years. It's just snowing lightly or spitting snow (ew) as my Mom used to say.
So it should be cold and dreary here, but no 18" of snow like Southern Illinois got.
Be Well......and Big Hugs,


  1. Way cool project as usual. You have a lovely family! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  2. Truly stunning project Linda, you have rocked the Fresco Paints. Happy holidays.

  3. Amazing! And you used my favorite color! What a unique and cool creation.

  4. Knew you'd love the Fresco paints... they are fab. Love the project, and your family pics too. Happy New year.

  5. What an awesome kit! Love what you've done with it... that is a gorgeous creation, Linda. Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!

  6. Linda: This is really beautiful!! The stamps and pieces fit so well together. I LOVE it....

  7. Very cool project and lovely family as well. :)

  8. Awesome project - good thing I saw this before New Year and resolutions because i just blew a bundle at Retro Art Cafe getting an amazing assortment of treasures and new inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Fabulous project Linda, I knew you would love the paint!

    Lin x


    Hugs to ya!


  11. Wow...its awesome...I totally love it...I've been wanting to order a shrine kit, thinking I will get one of these...thanks so much for the inspiration.

  12. Oh My!! Came here thanks to post by Jim & am SO THRILLED i did!! This is a project i could only DREAM of achieving. Love Steampunk & Tim H. The colours are amazing. And how did you do such a great job with stamping??
    No idea of other products mentioned as in UK but hey, my loss? Lol. Going to sign up to your site now! Thank you & Happy 2013!! Caroline Brand:)

  13. Very awesome Steampunk make it look so easy!
    You are an inspiration!!!
    Teresa in California
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