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What a trip down memory lane I had, while working with the View Master Reels from Infinity Engraving! I still have my View Master from when I was kid, the reels are in pretty bad shape, as I wore them out, day dreaming where I might want to go, or what adventure I would take!
As I pondered what I would create with them, I had a few ideas, but settled on one of my favorite subjects, Steampunk! I just happen to have a mini top hat, that was a dog costume, sitting in craft room on a shelf waiting for the perfect project!
Here is what I did
I added gray trim, as a band around my hat, using a hot glue gun.
I stamped 2 sets of wings in black ink and then colored them in with a silver sharpie marker, and set them a side to dry. I then colored the view master reels with a black sharpie marker, why a Sharpie? It was the best black, Black ink ended up being to light, and paint was to dull. I them stamped a pair a pair of glasses and cut one side to look like a monocle, set it a side to dry
I die cut both the big and little rosette from Tim Holtz's die cut set, using black card stock. I assembled them and set them aside to dry.
I went back and fussy cut my two sets of wings out and then began assembling my rosette pieces. refer to photo for my placement.
I decide some embellishments were in order, I made a organza bow in silver for the hat, added 2 clock buttons to the center of the view master reels and pick 3 cogs and gears our of my stash for extra embellishment on the hat.
I thought, Oh, I need a little bit of gold glitzy, so I added bits of a gold neck lace, I had in my stash, one hanging off the wing to the view master reel and one from the tang on the monocle to the rim of the monocle, it added just enough shiny, to compliment my shiny cogs and gears!
I then began to assemble the the pieces, one to the hat, added the cogs and gears and lastly the bow, using a hot glue glue. I added the monocle piece to a black straw, using a hot glue glue.
Please visit Infinity Engraving at https://www.etsy.com/shop/CreatingwithIE for the View Master Reels and be sure to use coupon code; NEWCWIE4
If you create with the view master reels, be sure to tag me!!
As alway, Thank You for your interest, support and kind comments
Until next time......