Pens & Inks:
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
bronze and copper inks or paints
Steampunk Debutante by Graphic 45
Spritely Sprockets by Spellbinders
Tattered Floral by Tim Holtz
double sided adhesive tape
paper mache shopping bag
Vintage Photo stickles
jewellery chain for handle
The bag is made from sturdy paper mache and is approx 6" square by 2" deep. I left the paper mache raw, choosing only to sand it a little to give it some tooth, and then adhered the graphic 45 paper to all sides, including the bottom, with double sided tape.
I went around all of the edges with an emery board to distress them (an emery board is an economical little disposable sander), and then liberally applied Vintage Photo distress ink.
The gears are cut from the reverse side of the paper. I applied double sided tape to the side I didn't want to be showing and then ran it through the Big Shot. Voila! I now had gear stickers. I was so pleased with myself for thinking of this, it saves fiddling with glue which I can never seem to get neat.
The flowers are cut from grungepaper using the Tattered Floral die, and sponged with copper and bronze acrylic paints, flowers and buttons are all glued into place with hot glue and the flowers are given a liberal dusting of Stickles. A 50cm length of chain is used for each handle, secured inside with a split ring.
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Steampunk