steampunk mixed media

It’s mixed media Tuesday and time for another fun project! Today I created a wooden panel that will decorate my craft room. The idea came from the quote “so many ideas, so little time”. I used resin to cast my 3 dimentional elements and represent words from that wuote. So I have the bulb representing the “ideas” and the clock mechanism representing the “time”.

I combined lots of mixed media techniques including casting resin and dry brushing. Check out the step by step video tutorial below.

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

I created everything inside an 8×8 wooden panel.

All the dimentional elements were made using Alumilite Amazing Resin that cures in 10 minutes.

I used three different molds from the Sir Vagabond collection. One had the clock mechanism, the other the light bulb and the third one lots of gears. They are all linked below the photos along with the rest of the supplies.

For the background I simply used a rice paper, doesn’t get any easier than that!

The detail on the molds and how the resin picks everything is unbelievable.

Dry brushing really is a magic technique. Love how some white plastic pieces can look so authentic and as if they are made out of metal. That’s the joy of mixed media! Dimension and different elements all come together to a unique piece of art.


Below you can find a list of all the products used today. Links to multiple online shops are available, just click the logo below each item. Affiliate links used where possible at no extra cost to you.

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Gears Fantasy silicone mold
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Stamperia Greyboard Gears
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Stamperia Rice Paper – Train Mechanism
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8×8 Wood Panels
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Waffle Flower Crafts – Hope…
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Heavy Gesso – Black
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Ultra Thick Gel Medium
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Multi Medium – Matte
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Sizzix – Glue Gun
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Non-Stick…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Glass…
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  1. I usually wait until your posting shows up in my inbox but I just couldn’t wait any longer so I went onto your blog. I really like this project. I an not into mix media (yet) but I still like to see what you create each Tuesday.
    Another great addition to your craft room.

  2. I love everything you create. However, it cost me a fortune after watching…LOL!!
    Thank you for your inspiration!!

  3. Truly wonderful project! Love anything industrial/steampunky looking! You are so talented and I love to follow you!

  4. Hi Vicky,
    I wasn’t planning on a trip to the craft store but now I have to go tomorrow because I want to try that resin and get me some molds. So I can’t wait to play with that, it is a beautiful tutorial and would be great hanging on my wall in my craft room as well.
    I love it!

  5. What can I say that hasn’t already been said?!! WOWZA! What a FABULOUS project! What a great idea and quote! Adding the cable was a genius idea!! It all looks so life like — especially the bulb! I do have one question about the resin: does it shrink at all? From the 2 videos you’ve done it doesn’t look like it shrinks at all! And it looks like you get a really smooth back side (to mount onto the project). I’m amazed by this quick drying resin and think I will have to give it a try. It really does look like a lot of fun (and working with moulds is fun)! Your mixed media videos/tutorials are one of the best parts of my week! So inspiring and encouraging! Thank you, Vicky!!!!!

  6. Fabulous! You have made several things to hang in your craft room. I would love to see how it looks! How about a tour?

  7. Hi Vicky
    Thank you for demonstrating the soft mold. Now I know the resin works in the soft molds.
    You’re right so many ideas so little time.
    I love what you made.

  8. Your projects are so much fun – I love watching you create!! Thanks so much for all you share on your blog – always wonderful!!

  9. Wow! Vicky, again a fabulous piece of art.
    It is a joy to look how the panel becomes a piece or art under your hands.
    Thank you so much for sharing, for all the tips and tricks, stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

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