Thursday, May 21, 2015

Video Tutorial: Steampunk Style Glasses Case {Bo Bunny}


Mixed Media Tutorial by Gabrielle Pollacco using Bo Bunny Pearlescents, Ironworks wood accents, Stickable Stencils and Glitter paste

Hi everyone!  A little while back someone suggested on one of my posts that I should do a steampunk style phone cover.  I thought it would be a fun idea but then wasn't sure how well that would hold up with the beating it would take in my purse and pockets! lol!   So I thought I would instead, do a Steampunk style eye-glass case using a variety of Bo Bunny's gorgeous mixed media products and one of my favorite wood embellishment collections called Ironworks.  I have an eye-glasses case that I keep on my night table so I thought I could give that a nice make over :)

Mixed Media Glasses Case tutorial by Gabrielle Pollacco using Bo Bunny Ironworks wood accents, Pearlescents, Glitter Paste, Lasercut chipboard and Stickable stencils.

Have you tried these beautiful new lasercut chippies by Bo Bunny?  I was lucky enough to get my hands on this stunning butterfly chippie, they have such intricate cut-work, love them! So I decided to make this, and a lovely scroll from the Ironworks wood accents collection the centerpiece of my OTP (of the page) project.  I thought it would be nice to make a video tutorial up to show how this thing went together.... so grab a cup of coffee (or tea) click on the arrow below and enjoy!



I just love the way the Pearlescents adhere so well to almost any surface, I didn't even have to pre-coat my piece with Gesso!  Here are a couple of views of this project from other angles...

Mixed Media Glasses Case tutorial by Gabrielle Pollacco using Bo Bunny Ironworks wood accents, Pearlescents, Glitter Paste, Lasercut chipboard and Stickable stencils.

This is the backside of the glasses case, you can see the nice texture I got using the Cascade Stickable Stencil with a combination of  Licorice, Graphite and Chocolate Perlescents streaked across it.

Mixed Media Glasses Case tutorial by Gabrielle Pollacco using Bo Bunny Ironworks wood accents, Pearlescents, Glitter Paste, Lasercut chipboard and Stickable stencils.

I finished my design with some Bo Bunny Trinkets and Mocha Jewels. 

Mixed Media Glasses Case tutorial by Gabrielle Pollacco using Bo Bunny Ironworks wood accents, Pearlescents, Glitter Paste, Lasercut chipboard and Stickable stencils.

A view of the left side.  I also added some little hits of the Bronze Glitter Paste to the wings o the butterfly and on the metal flowers.  This project came together quick and easy and now I have a pretty eye-glass case to keep on my night table.

Product used in this project:
Bo Bunny Stickable Stencil/Cascade
Bo Bunny Pearlescents/Licorice, Graphite, Chocolate
Bo Bunny Glitter Paste/Bronze
Bo Bunny Laser cut chipboard/Butterfly
Bo Bunny Wood Accents/Iron Works
Bo Bunny Double Dot Jewels/Mocha
Bo Bunny Trinkets/Apple Cider collection

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial and hope this has inspired you to use Bo Bunny's fabulous wood accents and mixed media products! Thanks to all my lovely blog readers for the sweet comments and feedback, they make my day! xo


15 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

this is a k.n.o.c.k.o.u.t piece! absolutely beautiful - and still very steampunk-y and industrial - brilliant. I love it. And thanks for sharing your technique tips - always appreciated!

cynindallas said...

I just love your work . . . I'm going to try and learn how to do this. Great gifts.

corryskaart said...

wauw this are beautiful !!
grt corry

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow - your glass case is totally gorgeous! I love the new Bo Bunny products and I like the ease with which they were applied. Will be putting those on my "really need" list! Thanks for sharing the awesome video too.

Sue Butler said...

Hello Gabrielle,
It seems ages since I last visited and I do not know how I have missed your posts, anyway I am here and I want to comment that this case looks stunning, I do not gush over steampunk it is not for me, but you have chosen a palette and combined the perfect elements to create a rich and elegant creation. Your butterfly adds a femininity to the whole piece.
Smiles:)
Sue

Patty O'Malley said...

What a beautiful box, Gabi!

Lizzyc said...

Fabulous transformation of the case, amazing video too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow that is just stunning, and so cool, love watching it all come together!!

Chark said...

love!! I'm now subscribing to your yt channel--you rock!!

Win Dinn said...

What a gorgeous case - love the incredibly rich, opulent look!

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Gabrielle
This is fabulous, so luscious, I love it.
Maureen xx

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Gorgeous project Gabi. Love all the details and your tut. Fantastic and so inspiring. Keep the inspiration coming.#1 Fave Designer.
Huggies

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Gabrielle,
I don't know what's happened to my post yesterday, but it's disappeared. So here goes again. I love this, it's fabulous. your mixed media and altered art projects are a thing of beauty and give me such inspiration.
Maureen xxx

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Sorry, my fault Maureen, I have the comment moderator on and didnt get around to accepting the comments until this afternoon. Thanjs so much for your lovely feedback! xo xo

Mona Eidhammer said...

This project is so awesome. Absolutely love the idea. I`ve never thought of embellishing my eyeglass case. Thanks for the fab tutorial. Hugs...Mona

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