Steampunk/Grunge Scrapbook Layout

Hi everyone! Grace here again with another project with January’s gorgeous mixed media kit.

First and foremost I’m a scrapbooker, so once I had made myself familiar with the items in the kit when doing my art journal spread a scrapbook layout was my next must-do project.


The picture is of my Grandad. I’m not sure how old exactly the picture is but I’m fairly sure it was taken in the 1940s. Because of him I tried to make the layout a little more masculine than my usual style.

You can watch the process video of how I created this layout on my YouTube channel here:

Most of the items I used were from the kit, but other things I used that you can also get in store is the Copper Micro Beads, and the 3D Gloss Gel.

Here are some close ups:


Grace ❤

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Steampunk Journal Page…

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In this demo I will take you through this journal page using items from our Steampunk Patina kit:

. I am using a Dina Wakely Media journal which features different surfaces to work on and as such, is very interesting. It has burlap, canvas, cotton rag. watercolor paper, and kraft paper. This page is done on the burlap.

I had some paste left I had made using the blue, green and gold paints from the kit mixed with white gesso. Using a wide pallete knife, I smeared these onto the burlap.

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Next I took a piece from the Stamperia Rice paper and used some gel to adhere this to the page. I also covered the top in the gel to seal it and make it glossy.

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Using the same gel I mixed up some custom gel using the brown paint from the kit.

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I then used this with the stencil from the kit to add some harlequin print. I then mixed in a bit of the gold as well and again stencil some script and the clock.

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Next comes the decoration. I took some diecut cogs from the sheets in the pack and used the paints to decorate them.


Taking these cogs and lots of other embellishments from the pack, I now began to decorate the page. I used the fabrics, flowers, prima gems, metal key and cogs, some of the cork, and micro beads. I also used a resin flower from Rainbow resins who will be featuring in our kits from March. Some larger metals from my own stash were also added. I added them in layers to build height and add texture.

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I hope you like the result and here are some close ups for you to enjoy

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Steampunk Patina Tag

It’s Kasia –  from a design team – I would like to share with you my latest project using the January Steampunk kit.

I used the Tim Holtz mixed media tag as they can take all the wet mediums.

I used the dark brown paint as a first layer, let it dry before applying cracking medium.

When cracking medium is kind of dry but sticky apply another layer of paint, this time I used the seamist

Let it cracked naturally or use a heat gun for a speed.

Use the mod podge medium to adhere the chosen piece from a beautiful rice paper from the kit.

Use the cayman blue paint and stencil to add some images to the background.

I used the small triangle make up sponge to dab it gently.

Ready to start building the layer. I got the piece of medical gauze and randomly placed it on the tag. I chosen the right bottom corner (roughly)…lol

To add some old look to it i dabbed it onto the brown distress ink ( it doesn’t have to distress ink… I just had it at hand)

Tear the piece of cork mat and twist the blue laced ribbon from the kit.

I used the hot glue to stick it down.

I started building up the image with the cogs… initially I thought I will use the little bottle with micro beads but changed my mind.

I also used the brown paint to stain the edges of the tag. I used the make up sponge to do so. I also patted the cogs randomly with the same paint.

Add the key and some mdf letters of your choice, I thought – Time – it be perfect.

I used the lush gold metallic paint to add colour to the letters and I actually added it to random places all over the tag ( cogs, cork).

And ready….


Have fun and explore your Steampunk kit,



Patina Diorama…

Welcome to the 2nd of my projects using Thompson Craft Supplies 1st mixed media kit, Steampunk Patina available at Steampunk Patina Kit

I remembered that I had picked up these lovely old tins at  a carboot sale last year and when I saw the colours on this one, I knew it was screeming to be made into a project with this kit.


The gorgeous colours of the aged tin matched the patina theme of our kit well and the paints are just a perfect match for the colours.

Inside I used Prima black gesso to coat the tin and then roughly applied all 4 paints from the kit in blue, green, brown and gold. I also cut a piece from the crate sheet the same size as the inside of the bottom of the tin as shown below

The piece from the crate sheet was then glued to the bottom part of the tin using Prima 3d gloss gel. Then a piece was cut from the Stamperia rice sheet from the kit and the same technique used to adhere to the inside top of the tin.


Next using a Tim Holtz Stamp set ‘Steampunk’ and Memento black ink, I stamped some images on to some script paper. You could use the back of the crate sheet to achieve this effect.


The stamped images were cut out and layered inside the bottom part of the tin using foam tape.


At this stage, one of the cogs from the kit was added along with a vial of the microbeads, and the small piece from the Bramble Fox set,  also from the kit. The dots are Nuvo Copper Penny, an add-on item available to buy here 


One of the Prima crystals was applied onto of the cog and a 49 and Market flower from the kit,


At the top of the tin, the hand and ‘admit one’ were also images stamped from the same Tim Holtz set and were again layered using foam tape. The Nuvo drops were the use around the edge and around the hot air balloon


At the top of the tin, the hand and ‘admit one’ were also images stamped from the same Tim Holtz set and were again layered using foam tape. The Nuvo drops were the use around the edge and around the hot air balloon


On the outside of the tin, a scrap from the dark cog sheet in the kit was used to cover the central band on the tin. A metal piece was then applied and one of the kits Prima Flowers adhered on top and it looks stunning.

The outside was finished with the Spiegelmom Scraps sequins made exclusively for this kit


Here are a few extra close ups of the piece. I hope you like it and it inspires your own make





Mixed Media Steampunk Kit: Art Journal Spread by Grace

Hello all! I’m Grace (a.k.a. ms.paperlover), one of the new design team members. I’m here today with my first project for the January mixed media kit.


I chose to do an art journal piece as it was a good opportunity to experiment with the items in the kit. I filmed it on the off-chance that I liked it, and I think it ended up ok! So I have a video process tutorial which you can watch on my YouTube channel:  

Other than some modelling paste and cheap ali express stencils, the only things I used that aren’t in the kit are the Nuvo Drops add on in Copper Penny, and some 3D Gloss Gel.

Here are some more pictures and close ups to give you an idea of what I created:


Thanks so much for reading, I’ll be back next week with a scrapbook layout, again using this gorgeous kit.

Grace ❤

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Steampunk Patina Canvas…

Welcome to the very first project made using our first and brand new mixed media kits.

The first kit is limited in supply and can be purchased at



The video tutorial link below will show you how to make the above item. The items used from the kit were the stencil, canvas board, metal cogs and key, micro beads, glass beads an the 4 paints.

We also used some of the add on items the distress crayon and the nuvo drops

I began by using the paint on top of scrunched tissue paper to create the patina effect background. The stencil was then applied using texture paste and painted gold and the die cut papers and various other embellishments were layered up to create this 3D effect canvas piece.

The entire process can be watched here:

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Part 2:


Altered Christmas gifts…

I love making altered pieces and made a few as Christmas gifts.

This waa a frame that i altered with rust pastes and  some metal embellishments. Very easy, but super effective.

This bottle was painted with black gesso. Using some paper clay pieces i had cast using a Prima mold, it was embellished and other metals added. 

These were decorated using waxes

Why not try your own altered piece

Nearly time for the first kit!…

It’s nearly time for our first kit to go on sale 1st January at so we decided to start a Pintrest board to give you some ideas for how you might use it

The board is at

Here we show how it could be used for a whole range of crafts from cards and scrapbooking to altered projects and canvases.

After Christmas is a great time to gather items that work great with this theme such as scrap fabric and packaging materials. Go through your stash of scraps and msybe start a tray to use with your kit of embellishments, diecuts, alterable items, old costume jewellery, old computer parts or things ftom the tool box. Lots can be used like this in a steampunk/grunge theme.

I love this theme as it shows how we can take some basic supplies and create something fantastic with a little knowledge of some techniques and materials.

We do hope you will enjoy this and the other kits

First kit goes live January 1st…

Hi everyone! An exciting time if year. Xmas is nearly here and its not long until our first kit launches.

DT Grace takes you through the kit in her informative and fun video

The kit goes live on the 1st January and will be extremely limited in number for the first kit. For the February kit and onwards you can contact me to pay and reserve in advance  at or through our facebook group