Sunday 24 April 2011

Steampunk Time Machine

Hello all,
I have wanted to have a go at altering a box steampunk style for a while now but time has always been an issue for me, so I have taken full advantage of the Easter break and gone for it.
Choosing the box was the first hurdle but I decided on the Decopatch Papier Machie writing box pictured below.
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The first thing It needed was a lid so I cut one out of thick Cardboard and began from there.
The rest is a long story, everything used on this project apart from the small penny farthing pendant from Calico Crafts and the cogs are recycled junk and cardboard, the clock is made from an old round box lid and the kilowatt meter from an old pin box….I could go on & on!

Ok here is my Steampunk time machine, click on Images for a larger picture.

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This was such good fun to do and It holds all my alcohol inks and Perfect Pearls brilliantly. I may enter it for the Alter it monthly challenge.
Now I haven't tested it yet, I will do after this post but if it works I will post next weeks winning lotto numbers on here later when I return I promise!! lol

If you would like to learn these techniques check out my online workshop below.

Andy skinner


  1. Fabulous box stunning transformation.

  2. OOOOOooooo flipping ( modified for publication lol) fantastic.

    Thank you again Andy for joining in with alter it Monthly. this is really what steampunk is for me. you nailed it ;)

    Loving it.

  3. OMG - I have died and gone to Steampunk heaven! NEED one of those :)

  4. Fantastic box, looks so great Andy !!

  5. Wow that is brilliant Andy...can you tell us how you got the rusty look please...Dawn

  6. Thanks everyone. Dawn as you probably know I am all about sharing techniques and Ideas but I am about to run a series of workshops with this technique and it would not be fair on clients fo me to reveal this at the moment.. I'm really really sorry but it's how i make my living.

    Hope you understand,


  7. The essence of Steampunk has been completely nailed in this project Andy, thank you for sharing it with us at Alter It Monthly ... Loving the new stamp designs BTW.

  8. Hi Andy
    I quite understand, sorry, hope you didn't mind me asking lol. Will you be running these classes at Country Love Crafts or elsewhere?

  9. Hi Dawn,

    Thanks for your interest,
    The workshops are being planned at the moment and will be announced on here when all the dates are set.


  10. Wow Andy that's such a transformation, fantastico. I love it.

  11. Geez, this is absolutely fantastic. You are just so good at what you do. You've made me want to get back to altering. I've not done any for a long time. Awesome work Andy.


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