Sunday, April 14, 2013

Steampunk Junk Box

I have been really excited to show this piece off on my blog.  I was lucky enough to be able to make two of these for Alpha Stamps.  As soon as I got them, I knew I had to fill one up with my junk. To see lots of good stuff used from Alpha Stamps, you can go here.

The edges of the piece were rubbed with gilders paste to give it a nice sheen.  I used tissue tape to cover the tricky inside edges.  I also was able to cover some crooked cutting with the tissue tape too!

Inside each little cubby are lots of fun little bits of junk some real, and some reproduction.  You can hardly tell the difference in my opinion.

The clock faces are by Prima, and I adore them.  I floated them on top of the assemblage since they were too large to tuck inside.  This strategy also allowed me to be able to add the light bulbs.  At first, I thought they were going to be off scale and I did not think I could use them.  

Here you can see some of my tiny details.  I strive to add things on each surface of the cubbies, so when viewed from any angle, there is interest.  I also altered the light bulbs by adding paper behind them and scratching the words off of some of them.

I was able to clean out a few bowls of treasures I had lying around as I fished for little bits to add.  You would probably be surprised at how small, yet heavy this really is.  Each of the squares are only a cubic inch.

This is probably one of my favorites in my collection of creations so far.  I hope you saw a tidbit that inspired you along the way!




  1. This is my favourite printer drawer type of assemblage ever. I cannot believe how detailed and totally amazing it is. You have managed to create tiny treasure cubbies that are interesting and gorgeous from every angle. Thanks so much for the inspiration. This piece makes me happy just looking at the pictures :)

  2. Absolutely love this.. filled with so much fun doodads. A special treasure in every little nook.

  3. STUPENDO, incredibile! Un gran divertimento per te e una felicità per noi che lo vediamo! Complimenti, sei stata geniale!Gabriella

  4. This is so awesome. It would take me a long time to do something like are so talented I love your art work. It is always so inspiring.
    susan s

    I added your button to my blog I want all my friends to see your inspiration.

  5. Very cool piece! Love all of those trinkets. I bet I could stare at this piece for hours and still not see everything you have in it. Truly inspiring!

  6. What fun! Great way to store your treasured bits, love it!

  7. enchantingly fabulous!!!

  8. I love Tim Holtz stuff, & this is very Timmish! You did a great job Rhea. I like your light bulbs!

  9. very very cool! I love all the little bits in it.

  10. Oh gosh.......this is just stunning....thanks a lot for sharing your inspirational piece of art !!!!
    Hugs from SPAIN


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