Saturday 7 May 2011

It’s a Date!

Whilst at the Craft Barn last week, they were kind enough to let me choose a few wooden items to have a play with. I just had to have this wooden calendar!
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The Calendar measures approx. 13x5.5x19cm & only costs £4.99!
First of all I aged the number and date blocks with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink followed by a coat of Decoart perfect crackle.

I then went to town with a steampunk style using Americana acrylic paint and a few odds & ends lying in the bottom of my scrap box!.

This will be the last steampunk piece for a little while as I am sure you're all getting very bored by me & also I have some new media that I really want to play with this week.

Bye for now,


  1. Hi, This is fabulous, love all the colouring techniques, don't need to move away from Steampunk for me I'm still enjoying all the inspiration, thanks:0) xxx

  2. NOoooo, don't stop showing us steampunk, love it all

  3. That metal effect is fantastic Andy !!

  4. NOooooooo don't give up the steampunk Andy, it's far to cool :(

  5. Looks great - love the steampunk style and especially like the handle on the side!! Hoping to see you at the Craft Barn!!

  6. I'm not giving up the steampunk stuff, i love doing it to much! just putting it on hold for a week that's all.
    Look forward to seeing you there Elaine...not long to go now!

  7. Andy this is absolutely stunning, I am totally blown away wno'd have thought is was a plain wooden piece to start with!

    I can't wait to see what pieces you bring to the extravaganza in June!

    best wishes
    (The Craft Barn)

  8. I just found your site while searching for Inktense pencil tutorials. I love your creations. Glad I found you. I'm going to post your blog on Splitcoast Stampers and hope you don't mind.

  9. Thanks Lorraine for your kind comments, I am a member of Splitcoast so will look out for your post!
    Thanks again,


  10. I decorated one of those calendars myself some time ago, they are great might still be lurking around THe Craft Barn......your version is looks like it is just waiting to start clanking away :)

  11. LOVE this Andy! its perfectly steampunk.


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