Steampunk Style Altered Letter

Steampunk Style Altered Letter: “G” is for Gloria

Hello, Friends!  I hope you are all enjoying a sunny Saturday morning!  I’m up today on the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG where I’m sharing this steampunk style altered letter.

G is for Gloria 01Let me tell you….this was one FUN project to create!  I made it for my dear friend Gloria…who had a “landmark” birthday in February.  I started with a simple 6″ tall white wooden letter…can you believe it?  I love the metallic look I was able to create with embossed papers, DecoArt Treasure Chalk Paint, Copper Dazzling Metallic Paint, clear embossing powder, fun embellies and luxurious variegated Copper Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

G is for Gloria 04Just look at the lustre and shine of this amazing bow!  Although this ribbon is fairly thick, it ties beautifully with a little help from the Zutter Bow-it-All!  I added a little of my faithful Natural Jute String on top to provide some texture and contrast.

G is for Gloria 07I just can’t get over how this ribbon is the perfect match for the metallic and chalk paints!  Once again, the ribbon and trims are the elements that make this steampunk altered letter really special!   If you haven’t ever made one of these, you should give it a try…but be warned…it’s kind of addictive!

Thanks for stopping by!



14 thoughts on “Steampunk Style Altered Letter

  1. Gloria Stengel

    This was the absolute BEST gift I received for my birthday! Hands down! I love everything about it. It looks amazing in the photos, but in person it is so beautiful as to be….beyond words. I look at and even stroke it at least once or twice a day. hee hee Thank you my dear friend for such a personal project. I can feel the love that went into it! 😉

  2. Jen

    Oh my goodness, it looks like one of these sculptures made out of metal. Don’t tell me you have learnt how to use a blow torch

  3. Charlotte Zweigoron

    I saw this on the RRR site and I’m really glad I looked through the list of designers and came to your site. I love this project; even went to the RRR site and bought the ribbon so I could make one for my grandson. Here on your site, I could see all the detail around the bow area, which is a big help..! I couldn’t quite make it out on the RRR site but now I see that I have most of these embellishments in my stash and can get to work..! Thanks so much for such a great idea.

  4. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, this a super creation, I can’t get over how the painted rose matches, the ribbon, and the colors match so well with the letter too. By the way what type of ribbon is this one? you mentioned it was heavier was curious on name. Love that RRR ribbon. Inspired to start looking at different types than regular solid colors…..LOl

  5. Pamellia

    Holy cow Kathy!! I just had this feeling I needed to check in on you today. boy oh boy! G is for GORGEOUS!!! Did you paper piece all those embossed pieces onto the letter, of course you did! Bang up job, wow! Love the rustic metallic effect and that ribbon is something else, can’t get enough of this one!! hugs and happy weekend! 🙂

  6. Darlene Pavlick

    B-eautiful work of art Kathy! I’m sure Gloria was thrilled! What a masterpiece! Great job on the coloring and the ribbon is ‘over the top’ beautiful! Your work never ceases to AMAZE me! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!! WOW!

  7. Diane Hover

    Another stunner…I bet she just loved this piece…I know I would…the ribbon sure is perfect for this, it’s like they were made for each other….beautiful piece of art!!

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