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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Steampunk Time Machine Domino Book

I made this domino book for a Steampunk swap last month.  I love the idea of a time machine so I thought I would try to create one in a domino book.  The image of the gentleman on the front and inside is from Land of Nod Studio’s.  Deborah is very generous in posting free vintage images that she has cleaned up and colorized.
I stuck as much mechanical stuff as I could inside, outside, on top of and under this piece.  The round glass is an optician’s glass to which I applied a rub-on that I made using Grafix Rub-Onz Transfer Film.
The gauges are paper to which I’ve added Glossy accents to add dimension.
Unlike other domino books I’ve made, the inside image is horizontal instead of several vertical images on each fold.  
I incorporated lots of watch parts and gears all over the piece.
The flaps on the side are latches that when open, hold the book closed.  To open the book you must close the latches, which creates enough slack to unhook the chain. 
The glass cylinder on the back is mounted between two bead caps and is a tiny working hour glass complete with sand (I bought some of these years ago, knowing that someday I would find a use for them).
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22 comments:

Sue Young said...

More Steampunk genius!!!
whoever got this in a swap was lucky!!!WOW!!!

Diane at Craftin Your HeART Out! said...

All I can say is WOW!! Would you be willing to rent out space inside your mind?? LOL

Another great piece!

Take care,
Diane

ike said...

OMG !! Bl**dy AWESOME. This is just mindblowing :-D xxx

Ally White Cat said...

Oh How Wonderful! let me make sure you have my address hehe I would be happy to watch over this beauty for you (and the cat is grinning)
hugs,
susan s.

Diane D. said...

Amazing, love this little beauty.
And I have to say once again I love your banner!!! Where do you find all these awesome images? So cool.
DianeD

johala6@yahoo. said...

This one and the prévious are complitly amazing! Very funny!
Kisses

maj. said...

O Laura!!! Brilliant!!!!

Tarnished Rose said...

I love how you went horizontal with the image! Wonderful domino book. I know how hard these are to make. I tried to make one not to long ago and gave up in frustration. Couldn't get the pages even!

Smiles~
Marilyn

Jennifer said...

this little creation is amazing!! the detail you've put into this piece...breath-taking!! thank you for sharing:)

bobbie said...

This is second to only the mermaid/oceanic diorama you made a while back ~
Breathtakingly stunning!!!

Lesley said...

Laura you have done it again. Brilliant and I love the placement of images inside. A nice change.
Lesley

Shelly Schmidt said...

Absolutely fabulous! Love the details!

Theresa said...

I LOVE this! It is wonderful!!

Lisa Purcell said...

You are the best at steampunk. Love this piece.

Angie said...

Always terrific, Laura! I'm so happy you're now on YouTube with tutorials and Pinterest.

Thanks for this. I love Steampunk!

Angie

DogsMom said...

Love this and have to share with friends!

Francy said...

aahh sweet! Love all your work, however, steam punk just speaks to me.

Awesome!

Victoria said...

Oh My!!!! You have outdone yourself! This piece is wonderful! Have a great week!

artbywendy said...

this is by far the coolest thing you have made yet! And you make the coolest things so thats saying something! I want to try a domino book now :O)

Gina Peake said...

Laura, you never cease to amaze me. When are you going to write a book?

Lululiz said...

AMAZING !!!

silvergran said...

AMAZING!!
Faith