Relic, Steampunk Music Maker

Hello all,

As I was strolling through my local Michaels Craft Store, I found a wooden standing plaque and thought…I can do something with that! If fact, I instantly thought about the vintage fuses that I have had stashed away for a few months now (just waiting for the right Steampunk project).

And…with any good Steampunk project, you should have a story to go behind it.  So, this little piece of work is my little Steampunk Music Maker, powered by fuses and happy thoughts. Ok, so I may not be the greatest at the story telling side of Steampunk but I sure hope you will enjoy this project anyways.

Altered Art Steampunk Relic 12.17

Key Features:

  • Standing wooden framed painted with Acrylic paint and Crackled with an application of One Step Crackle.
  • Acrylic sprays used to color and stain the project.
  • Gears, bits and bobbles focused around a metal vintage measuring spoon.
  • Vintage fuses
  • Brick textured background over vintage sheet music.

Altered Art Steampunk Relic 12.17 P3

I loved using these vintage fuses and am going to have to go hunting at the antique mall for some more!  Don’t they add such a vintage machinery feel to this project?  Love it

Altered Art Steampunk Relic 12.17 P2

And you know my other love of mixed media and steampunk is all of the gears, bits and pieces that come together to create something fascinating!  Finding the right pieces and fitting them together is truly one of my favorite step in the process.

Altered Art Steampunk Relic 12.17 P4

I kind of envision this little contraption as something like an magical music box.  Is it a Relic from the Past or the Future?  I will leave that decision up to you!

Materials list:

  • Vintage fuses & measuring spoon.
  • DecoArt Americana Premium White Gesso & Acrylic paints
  • Prima Tiny Junkyard Findings
  • Aokbeam metal gears
  • Creative Embellishments laser cut chipboard gear
  • Solid Oak Inc. Steampunk Jewelry parts
  • Tim Holtz, Ideology products
  • Fundamental Findings beads
  • Dead Design Co. Jewelry parts
  • Other embellishments and jewelry pieces

Hope you all have a terrific weekend!

Happy day!