Monday, 16 November 2015

Take flight with Craft Parts by Astrid

One of the things I love about Craft Parts is that they can be used in so many different ways. If you are a regular here (and trust me you should be), - you will have been spoiled with all the stunning Christmas pieces lately. Do scroll back, you will not be disappointed.

Anyway, I decided for this project to do something non Christmassy, but it did turn out wintry, so here goes:
A journal page using some of my left over Steampunk Craftparts.

I have a few process photos, so here goes:
I created a background with the help of some gesso, sprays, washi tape, background stamping and some Decoart Crackle Paint.
I just love how a little crackle here and there just adds so much more interest to any project really, specially when combined with paints and sprays.
I picked a selection of Craft parts, the steam punk elements I mentioned already and also a little crown and some wings from the mini wood shapes, you can find all of them HERE
First I coated them with clear gesso. When that had dried I went over them with Decoart Crackle glaze and finally when the cracks had appeared I dabbed on some white paint and Metallic Lusters. I am sorry the real effect just does not show up on the photos, as the days are so dark here at the moment, it's almost impossible to get any decent picks...
I added a vintage gentleman and some glittery snowflakes, the Take Flight sentiment all just to fill in some of the gaps.
Below are a few close up photos still:
A few micro beads where added to the steam punk clock. This piece actually looks brilliant just as it is, and sadly with all of my altering I lost some of the gorgeous detail. You can check out the original here.
Mechanical wood shapes style 3 are used as a corner piece
The crown and wings. Love how the wings nestle perfectly around the little crown.
And finally the good ol' gentleman, fussy cut from a cabinet card with some shadows added for dimension.

Well, that's it for today. Thank you for your visit and hopefully see you soon again.


  1. JUST FANTATSIC ASTRID! Right after my fancy! Glorious!

  2. I just love your winter whites, Astrid, and the fantastic frosted look over the rusty steampunk pieces - what a great effect, and I'm prepared to believe it's even better in real life! A really gorgeous page spread... as with Susi, it appeals to me so much.
    Alison xx

  3. How fun Astrid!
    I am a huge steampunk fan and you really do rock it with your vintage ways! Love this!!
    Jackie xo

    ps...I wish Calico delivered to the US! ")

  4. fabulous journal spread Astrid with amazing background detail. The addition of the CCP's makes it so special
    Off to look at the Christmas parts
    Huge hugs
    Annie x

  5. Fabulous Astrid! I love the clusters of elements and the stamping is wonderful! Great work with the shadows, everything just pops off the page! hugs :)

  6. Fabulous project Astrid and great seeing all theses stages. I must get some Calico parts soon as they look great to work with.
    Julie x

  7. Wonderful project! The steampunk look is perfect for this gent - and I love all the colors you used, and the way you enhanced the crackle! Fabulous! xxx Lynn

  8. It`s fabolous, Astrid, love all the elements from craft parts and how you used them onto the amazing background you created on the pages. Absolutely gorgeous wth the crackles and your neutral colours, love it ,dear !!
    Dorthe, xxoo

  9. This really is a brilliant spread Astrid! I love the Wintery colours and all that fabulous crackle! Chrisx

  10. I love the association of winter feel and steampunk parts. Wonderful journal pages!

  11. awesome wprk in neutrals astrid
    amazing texture as always. jusr fabulous pages xx

  12. Absolut gorgeous work here again Astrid. I love how you made this look, just wonderful.

  13. Astrid, this is fantastic, I love the cogs, the gentleman and those little micro beads are a wonderful addition! Hugs, Anne xx

  14. Fantastic pages Astrid - love them all and the calico parts look fabulous. Nicola x

  15. Love the journal pages - and the gentleman is quite dapper!

  16. Fabulous journal pages Astrid, the neutral tones are wonderful ! Sue C x

  17. Astrid you did it again : created an awesome spread. It is fantastic. Love how you used the different elements. These Calico pieces are gorgeous. I love that you added that gentleman and also used micro beads. Fabulous colors.
    Thank you so much for sharing your art.
    Hugs from Monica.... Spain

  18. Super gorgeous Journal spread Astrid!! Love the neutral palette and the steampunk pieces are just fabulous!! Absolutely wonderful all round!! xx

  19. Wonderful wintery steampunk journal page Astrid, gorgeous texture in the crackle and the craft part elements. Love it, thanks so much for sharing it! Deb xo

  20. Wonderful pages, Astrid! Love the way you layered all those delicious parts and the wintery effect is so peaceful! Love this!