Tuesday, 22 May 2012


I'm a big Andy Skinner fan.  I'm new to mixed media crafting and don't have much of a stash yet, so I am still working my way up to doing one of his workshops.

This box it heavily inspired by one that he has made.  It's no where near as good, but I enjoyed making it.

I started with a wooden box onto which I stuck a number of different textures and shapes and I then covered it with Idenden tape (yup, plumbers tape). This is a technique I adapted earlier this year having watched metal tape tutorials on Youtube. It isn't as thick as normal craft metal, but it is so versatile and cheap to work with.

I went for a grungy, dug it out of the basement look.  It's very easy to do.

All of the detailing is my favourite part of making these boxes.  I have used cogs both on top of the tape and underneath it.  I caught my eldest trying to turn the cogs, so I think i will try one with moving parts as soon as I figure out how.

I don't have a cog die yet so I am using build  a snow flake dies.  I love by bronze coloured cogs.  They are so easy to use.

I'm entering my box for the challenge over at The Craft Barn


  1. oh! trop top ce steampunk, c'est super! biz

  2. Fabulous box!!!
    Thanks for entering our challenge.

  3. Gorgeous faux metal!!

    Love every tiny details.

    Thanks for joining us at CraftBarn challenge :-)

  4. Looking just great! Hope you will have fun with it and store a lot of goodies in there!

  5. Love the grungy look, such an effective Faux metal technique !

  6. Wonderful result !!! Your box is perfectly antique and so beautiful !! Bravo !


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