Aren't you loving Stampendous and DIY Bangles together? Today I'm back to share a Steampunk Pendant that I created.
You will need:
•DIY Bangles (2 inch Pendants)
•Metal Tape (found at home improvement stores)
•Black acrylic paint
•gears, decorative brad and clock hands
Trim a variety of sizes of metal tape. Adhere to wood pendant. For some I adhered them over a small piece of drywall mesh.
When you've covered the entire piece, its time to add the detailing. This will really make it look like a metal pendant. Look around your office for stuff that you can use to imprint designs into the metal. The tiny "rivets" were made with an empty mechanical pencil. The larger rivets were from a pen. The tiny screw marks to the right were made with a Cuttlebug quilling tool.
When I was happy with the design, I painted black paint over the entire piece. When it was dry, I wiped it off being careful to leave some paint in the grooves and rivets. I added a coating of Beacons Fast Finish to seal in the color.
Next I punched a circle from cardstock and embossed with with 2 layers of Aged Copper EP. While the EP was still molten hot, press a clock face stamp into the EP. Pull it off and you have a clock impression. I added a layer of Glossy Accents.
The chipboard gears were coated in Aged Silver Embossing Powder.
My youngest didn't mind modeling it for a bit to give you an idea of the size. I'm thinking this technique would be awesome for a Steampunk costume.
* shhhh...don't tell... but this pendant was actually a coverup design. ;) I had started to wood burn a butterfly on the front and didn't like the way it was turning out. The problem with wood burning is, if you goof there's no going back. I added a circle of dry wall mesh over the wood burned design on the front and once I added my metal tape, you couldn't even tell it was a coverup.