My Belinda Basson Design Team project for Stamperia this month is a set of steampunk cog book ends which are very grungy. I think it shows the real versatility of Belinda's beautiful moulds in that they can be used to create 3D projects. All of the Stamperia products I used are listed at the end of this post.
I started by creating the cogs, using quick setting white Resin and Belinda's large cog mould. Once the cogs were released from the mould they were painted with black gesso. I find the gesso works better if you do this stage as soon as possible after de-moulding. I made four of the large cogs and glued them back to back to create the two large 3D cogs, this was not necessary for the smaller cogs as they were going to be layered up individually.
Next, I used a combination of paints to colour the various cogs before applying Stamperia's Mix Media Art Rust Effect paste and reagent. The rust effect takes 24 hours to 'cure' but it comes out beautifully textured and rusty! The rust covered up some of the paint colour and so I used the Stamperia Turquoise Paint (KAL25) to create a patina look in small random areas.
The final step was to layer the cogs up to create my dimensional piece. I used my glue gun to attach the pieces to the finished bookend bases.
I purchased the bookends on line, they are very sturdy and came unfinished. I started by applying Stamperia Black Paint to the bases and then I applied Stamperia's gorgeous Transparent Crackle Paste and left this overnight, just to ensure the crackle was completely dry.
Once the crackle was dry (left of photo), I applied Stamperia Cerantica Rame Metallico (Copper) using a soft brush and getting it into all the little nooks and crannies. I left it to dry for a short time and then I wiped over the whole bookend to remove any extra wax. There is such a lovely sheen....
I just love these cog chippies by Stamperia and I thought they would finish the bookends off beautifully. I dabbed Black and Brick Red Stamperia paints over the chippies to give a rusty look (I did not use the grey paint in the end). Once dry I added the chippies to the book ends.
The final step was to add the chippies to the book ends. The picture below shows the lovely crackle on the bookends and the beautifully rusty cogs!
Stamperia Products Used:
Stamperia Mould - K3PTA482
Stamperia Mould - K3PTA488
Stamperia Paint - Black KAL03
Stamperia Paint - Brick Red KAL20
Stamperia Paint - Earth Brown KAL40
Stamperia Paint - Turquoise KAL25
Stamperia Crackle Paste - Transparent K3P50
Stamperia Decorative Chips - SCB37
Stamperia Centrica Metallic Copper - K3P15R
Stamperia Rust Effect Kit - KE41M
I am so pleased with the way the bookends turned out and they are now happily sitting on a
bookcase in my craft room.
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Take care, Anne xxx