Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Steampunk Bottle DT SASPC

Welcome crafty friends!

It's a difficult time for all of us and everyone is grateful for a little joy and distraction.  One must also see and hear something different than just the latest news and try to discover the positive sides of this crisis.

We have decided to not take a break actually but instead turn our actual March challenge into a two-months long challenge (like we usually do with our summer and winter specials). But carry on we will - especially as creating is such a good means to escape reality for some time and especially a good way to practice mindfulness which has become even more important these days!


Our March/April challenge is, as usual...

I was inspired to create a glass bottle in mixed media Steampunk style. I wanted to try the texture mat (made with a soft mould) on a round surface.

used materials

Tips and Tricks
  1. Use a standard cartridge and apply the compound to the soft mould with a spatula, preferably not too thin then let it dry for 48 hours.
  2. I chose only a part from this texture plate and glued it on the glass bottle. 
  3.  Afterwards I primed the texture mat with black gesso.
  4. Now the rust effect paste from Finnabair was used, additionally I sprinkled some homemade rust powder on the still wet mass on some places.

some close up's

We are looking forward to see your new creations! 


  Happy Crafting!



  1. Awesome bottle, Kerstin! I am always inspired by your work!! hugs, Maura

  2. Im Gebrauch von Gussformen bist du einsame Spitze und jedes Mal wieder eine Inspiration für mich (trau mich noch immer nicht so recht drüber - bin allerdings momentan auch nicht von Wagemut geplagt...eher im Gegenteil), liebe Kerstin! Ich könnte mich ewig verlieren in den herrlich rostigen Farbtönen und der formalen Gestaltung deiner schönen Piratenflaschenpostflasche!

    Alles Liebe,
    Claudia xxxx


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