Steampunk Globe

Hello all,

Spending some time on a Friday night catching up on my business paperwork and blog posts.  I wanted to share with you this Steampunk Globe project that I completed a few days ago.  I started with one of those home decor balls (that I found on discount at Tuesday Morning).  I then covered it with paper mache to give it some texture and a surface that would hold onto paint and collage material.  It worked really well and it was fun to play with paper mache and get all messy.  Made me feel like a kid again!  lol

When the paper mache had dried, I covered the globe with Decou-page paper (with a map print) and then grundged it up with some black paint.  After that it was all about assembling the chicken wire, gears, chain and other steampunky do dads into a flow and pattern that I liked.  Prior to adhering all of the steampunk elements, I distressed them with a rust medium.  The entire piece was then covered with a matte medium.

The globe is setting in a vintage metal decor piece that I picked at my local vintage thrift store.  It was already in a rusted state and worked great as the base for the globe.   A lot of the elements used on this project are reuse items like junk jewelry and old locks and keys.  I really love to bring elements of old and new into a piece!


  • Round ball for base.
  • Paper Mache (newsprint dipped in concoction of glue, white acrylic paint, flour and water)
  • DecoArt Americana Decou-page Paper – Olde World
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic paint – Lamp (Ebony) Black
  • DecoArt Americana DuraClear Matte Varnish
  • Gears, Beads, and other steampunk themed elements. (forgot to write down all of the specifics here while I was working on the project – Oops)
  • Reuse items: chicken wire, lock, key, and junk jewelry items
  • Finnibair Art Extravangance – Rust Effect Paste

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This project is also being shared on the Creative Artiste Mixed Media blog in participation of their Challenge #37.

Check out their Blog:  http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com/

Hope you all have a terrific weekend!

Happy day!



8 thoughts on “Steampunk Globe”

  1. It’s a fabulous creation! I love the vintage look and all the details… Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media challenge!

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