The first thing to do is wipe down the edges with a damp cloth to remove laser residue (if any). Lay the pieces out and put a dab of glue on the edges that fit together. I did one panel at a time and held in place for a few seconds to give the glue a chance to catch. Let this dry completely before measuring for paper inserts.
I used a corner of the 12x12 Texture Sheet Gears for the inside back, embossing it with a red/black/brown powder mixture I made a few projects ago.
I wanted a dash of color so I cut off a piece of the Banner Border Strips, traced each pennant on a different scrap of paper, then painted the pennant with black gesso. While that dried I cut the triangles and inked the edges. They are all slightly larger than the actual chipboard piece and overlap nicely to cover the space between each triangle.
I use the Zig glue writers a lot, and this one came in handy to draw a line on the pennant edges and allow me to easily apply the papers.
Next I picked out a few gears and backgrounds from the Steampunk Shape Set and painted them with metallic paints I have on hand.
Once everything was dry I assembled in a whirlwind and didn't stop to take photos. *sigh* In the next two photos you can see the hint of the texture gear sheet in the back. I chose a plain paper (black with white dots) so attention wasn't diverted from the embossed texture gears.
The pennants are raised up on a layer or two of scrap chipboard for added dimension. You can also see the metallic gears layered in the right front corner, on which a black cat is perched.
I used more plain paper for the inside walls and ended up using strips of straight black Dresden foil to finish the inside corners. Once the outside was covered I used a more ornate Dresden foil to finish the front frame.
Here's a look at the back!
Thanks for visiting today!
Cheers ~ Susan
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Used
ATC Shrine Box BD12X
Texture Sheet Gears HR1
Steampunk Shape Set D33A
Banner Border Strips D34D
Other Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells
assorted acrylic paint
custom embossing powder
Zig writer glue
Brown ink for edges