Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Steampunk Debutante Bag

Steampunk Bag

Technique:  Papercrafting

Pens & Inks:
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
bronze and copper inks or paints

Steampunk Debutante by Graphic 45
grunge paper

Spritely Sprockets by Spellbinders
Tattered Floral by Tim Holtz

double sided adhesive tape
emery board
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.

Steampunk Bag

Simon Says Stamp and Show:  Steampunk


  1. wow morgan what a great bag. your paper that you have used is gorgeous also the decorations.

    greetings karin

  2. Hi Morgan! I love your Steampunk Debutante bag! It's awesome! Love the die cut gears with the Grungepaper flowers sponged with the acrylic paints....they are awesome! And...I love your sticky back die cut trick on the gears! Very cool piece! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  3. Hey there Morgan, I just love your Steampunk Project, wowzersss very beautifull made. Thank you for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and SHow. Absolutely georgous. Hugs Terry xxxx