Gingersnap 3D Challenge

This started out as a plain white canvas 5×5 inches.

Using Ranger Distress Inks I stamped several images to represent “TIME”. The bird is a Tim Holtz design.

I then roughly accented the outer edges with the same inks.

The main image consists of Tim Holtz cogs,gears and hour hands.

I have also accumulated a good supply or antique and vintage watch parts.Flea markets ,junk shops and antique stores are great sources for watch parts..Sometimes I have to beg, barter and harass pleasantly to get what I am after.

I use washers and bolts of diffrent sizes to create little platforms to hold the watch parts.

As extra emellishment , I use tiny jewels and vintage charms to add “bling” and interest. Usually I use  E6000 glue and a toothpick to adher the parts to the background.

This is known as “Steampunk:” art.

So much fun to do.


  1. 1
    michele Says:

    this is great! beautiful work.

  2. 2
    thefrugalcrafter Says:

    holy moley! that looks amazing, love the steampunk gears, well done you!

  3. 3

    This is wonderful, you nailed the 3D challenge. Hope to see you in the future with other great ideas.

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    Willow Says:

    You know, we all leave love letters as comments on each blog we visit BUT, this truly is a LOVE LETTER!!! I wouldn’t even know where to begin with this incredible piece of art!! It just all flows and works so beautifully together!!!

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    Jack Says:

    Love your canvas, just beautiful. xx

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    PetraB Says:

    This is incredible, I love all the details!

  7. 7

    do love this kind of art and you have indeed done it justice

    Love Dawn xx

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    Krisha Says:

    Your canvas is just great, love the colors and all the embelishments!

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    Donna Says:

    I love this piece. I am collecting the pieces but haven’t tried it yet. I love the colors you used and how much depth your piece has. Cheers

  10. 10

    WOWSER am “in love”, haven’t tried this steam punk, but when I do, if it turns out half as good as this I’ll be extremely pleased.

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    Annette Says:

    Wow, its fabulous. x

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