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Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura

NOTICE: AlphaStamps has moved to a new website. Unfortunately, I was not aware the product links in my blog posts would not forward to the products on the new website. This has affected both the links in the posts and my Collage Sheet & Digital Image Set Catalogs. I ask for your patience while I work to fix the links. I’ll be fixing the newest posts first working back in time. Lastly, I’ll fix the catalogs. In the meantime, if you encounter broken links and need to finding something you can either use the name of the product to search the new AlphaStamps.net site or you can email me using the “Email Me” button at the top of the left column of the blog and I will do what I can to help. Laura

Saturday, August 12, 2017

STEAMTOWN- 2nd FLOOR BOUDOIR - NEW COLLAGE SHEET & DIGI SETS - VIDEO TUTORIAL

Welcome back to the house on Irongate Street.  Looks like Helena has finished outfitting her second-floor boudoir.  Just like the first floor, she has stuffed the room will all kinds of goodies.
Notice the washstand with its Steampunk lamp, hanging towel & soap (which I’ll show you how to make).
The room is packed with cool steampunk clothing some of which is hanging on a fretwork screen. 
Some of the clothing is hanging on a wall rack, it looks like she’s quite the fashionista.
What a lovely vanity (made from a kit and matchbox drawers). 
Flanking the mirrors are steampunk lamps and on the top are perfume bottles, powder boxes, and compact cases.
In the center of the room is a beautiful marble bathtub.  In this post, I’ve included a separate Faux Marble Paint Technique video tutorial to help you create this look on miniatures or artwork.
The cabinet in the back corner is loaded with perfume bottles, a lovely box, a fan and a hand mirror.
In the front of the fretwork screen are suitcases, a gramophone and a pair of boots.
And there is Gizmo, Helena’s cat,  sitting on the balcony.
Check out the stain glass hanging screens that you can slide to open or closed them, they run on a track made from a straw.  The frame of the screens is the same frame I used for the fretwork screen.

In a couple of weeks, I'll be posting the last segment of the house on Irongate street which will involve the roof.

Then I'm going to take a break from Steampunk projects to tackle a few Halloween projects before returning with Dr. Whatsit's Steampunk Inventor House.

NEW COLLAGE SHEETS

This collage sheet contains Steampunk dresses, boots & hats.  In addition, I’ve included body parts for making paper dolls.  The images are sized to work with 1:12 scale miniatures.

Just as with the Steampunk Fashions #1 Collage sheet, this sheet contains Steampunk dresses, boots, & hats.  In addition I’ve included body parts for making paper dolls.  The images are sized to work with 1:12 scale miniatures.

This set of 34 images includes all of the images from both the Steampunk Fashions #1 & #2 Collage Sheets.  Included are: 14 Dresses, 9 Hats, 5 Pairs of Boots & 6 Body Parts (for paper dolls)



VIDEO TUTORIAL - STEAMPUNK BOUDOIR

VIDEO TUTORIAL - FAUX MARBLE PAINT TECHNIQUE






FREE IMAGES & TEMPLATES - USED IN THE BOUDOIR
FEEL FREE TO DOWNLOAD THE IMAGES & TEMPLATES TO USE YOUR ART
STAIN GLASS


MINIATURE TOP HAT 

TOWELS


DETAILED SUPPLY LIST
COLLAGE SHEETS/DIGI KITS
Rugs Set Download
Steamer Trunk Parts Collage Sheet – Hat boxes
Deco Dames Collage Sheet- Fans
Matchbox Drawer Fronts Collage Sheet - Vanity
Steampunk Explorer Collage Sheet – Books & Magazines
SCREENS
Folding Screen Frame Set
Folding Screen Fretwork Insert
Small Gold Hinges with Screws
TUB
Wooden Bathtub
Brass Box Feet
BOOKCASE
Corner Bookcase with 3 Shelves
Antique Square Open Fleur Filigree
Thin Ornate Filigree
White Mantle Clock
Brass Hand Mirror or Fan
Pewter Dollhouse Dishes
15mm Antique Bronze Filigree Bead Cap
35mm Round Flower Filigree
VANITY
Matchbox Vanity Table
Non-breakable Mirror Material
Mottled Cream Heavy Paper
Small Square Brass Hinges
Metal Standing Picture Frame
4-Leaf Clover Connector - Lighting
Fancy Looped Gold Filigree Base
WASH BASIN TABLE
Pitcher & Basin Set
Round Corrugated Metal Beads
Gold Bangle Bracelet
6mm Round Corrugated Metal Beads
Victorian TableKit - Brown
Tall Gold Ornate Mirror
PERFUME & OTHER BOTTLES
8m Faceted Clear Glass Cube Beads
12x8mm Green Glass Rectangular Beads
DIY Potion Bottles Bead Mix
Faceted, Fire-Polished Glass Beads – Garnet Red & Olivine & Rosaline
3mm Fire- Polished Czech Beads – Aqua
9mm Antiqued Swirl Bead Cap
Set of 4 Metal Apothecary Jars
FAN
Thin Ornate Filigree
Raw Brass Box Feet - Rounded
Brass Propeller
Antique Bronze Pen Nib Charm
17mm Raw Brass Bullet Bead Cap
Photo Turns – Black – similar to what I used
SUITCASES
Red Victorian Armchair
2 3/8” Inch Suitcase
2 Inch Suitcase
1-5/8” Suitcase
Tan Faux Leather Paper
Brown Leather Scrapbook Paper
Worn Leather Scrapbook Paper
Faux Suede Sheets
Large Silver Plated Brass Suitcase Handles
Tiny Round Paper Mache Box Set
LIGHTING
Glass Teardrop Bulb Pendant or Ornament
Raw Brass Box Feet - Cones
15mm Antique Bronze Filigree Bead Cap
20mm Raw Brass Puffy Corrugated Bead
20mm Verdigris Brass Puffy Corrugated Bead
OTHER SUPPLIES
Brass Hanging Clip – Clothing Rack
Mini Brass Coat Hooks – Set of 4 – Hooks on the wall
Set of Gold Oval Frames
Burgundy Suede Paper - Hat
Tulle Netting – 6 Inch Wide – Black - Hat
Mottled Mauve Heavy Paper – Pink Box
Metallique Wax – Aged Brass – Tables & Vanity
Miniature Gramophone - Similar to what I used


The company that carries the gramophone pencil sharpener is Treasure Gurus, LLC.  You can find it at Amazon and Walmart as well as some other online stores.

10 comments:

Linda Wildenstein said...

Laura: I am really enjoying your beautiful house and all that you have put into it. I purchased two house kits so that I might have adjoining abodes for my little lady, Ms. Baggs. I do have a beginners question for you, what brand of glue to you use to put the house together. I haven't ever done a kit like this before. Thanks so much for the inspiration. I'm in love with this idea.

johala said...

Hello Laura
Funny bathroom! But where does she sleep???? Maybe she doesn't??? LOL
Kisses

Francine Perri said...

Oh I want this so bad I would def make a steampunk theme with this thank you

tldaniels said...

WOW again. Thanks for sharing your talent and imagination with us!

Diane said...

It's been forever since I have posted a comment, but definitely want you to know I have viewed your masterpieces often. Over the years of seeing your work I am never disappointed and always amazed at your talent. This series of rooms are literally breathtaking and I so look forward to seeing the whole house completed. It would be hard for me to pick out just one of your creations and say it was my favorite, but this house is definitely the first on my list. Laura you are amazing and there are truly no words to describe your talent. Warmest regards from a long time admirer of your work. Diane

Diane said...

It's been forever since I have posted a comment, but definitely want you to know I have viewed your masterpieces often. Over the years of seeing your work I am never disappointed and always amazed at your talent. This series of rooms are literally breathtaking and I so look forward to seeing the whole house completed. It would be hard for me to pick out just one of your creations and say it was my favorite, but this house is definitely the first on my list. Laura you are amazing and there are truly no words to describe your talent. Warmest regards from a long time admirer of your work. Diane

Karen Mallory said...

Absolutely fantabulous!! You never cease to amaze me with your imagination and talent!

kt said...

thanks for great tutorial. You are amazing!

Tarnished Rose said...

As always, AMAZING!
Marilyn

FernParkLily said...

Thank you so much for the chandelier idea - I am doing a haunted mansion and have to do one !!I also appreciate the link to get the kits for furniture.Thanks so much.
Vicki Hollingsworth