Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tim Holtz Steampunk Grunge Bookends with a tiny mini album

Hi everyone :-)

Made to more bookends and this are in a more grunge steampunk style.Wanted them to look like it has been in the ocean for 100 years
So fun to create with Tim Holtz papers,equipment and dies :-)


Used a lot of different mixed media products such as paint, distress powder, distress ink, alcohol ink, molding paste and Idea rust medium

Inside the right bookend there is a liquor cabinet.

 They can also e displayed as configuration boxes. 

Left bookend.

Both bookends have drawers build in the stand and in this there is a tiny mini album.
2 1/2 x 2 1/2

The album is made out of 2 strips of papers  2 1/4 x 12 and scored at every 2 1/2 inch.
Then I used some different punches for photo frames and glued together with hinges so there are pockets on the top for tags.

 Close up picture of the top. Made a clock from a gear cut out and an arrow on the side. A little booklet box and bottle all from Tim Holtz. The wheel is from a car building set.

Close up picture of the left bottom.

Made a suite case out of chipboard and used twine and embossing powder to make it look old.
Tag from CTH tag die.

Inside there is a bookmark clock.

 The bookmark is magnetic so it will stay in place. 

 Here you can see the rust effect. 

Right bookend

Industrielle secrets!!
Used TH Arch frames to make a  liquor cabinet and it opened with pulling the chain.

Inside the liquor cabinet there is some bottles filled with liquor for emergency case lol

without the bottles.

Used TH labels tag from a die and have some distressed twine around. Also used Idea rust medium on the bottles and corks. 

 Close up picture of the bottom. The film clock I got from my friend Linda :-)

Ubder the corked domes there is an other bottle for emergency lol.

 Also a corked dome on the top with a light bulb inside. Love the film strip from TH :-)

 The dome and clock is fastened on the chain.

 In the drawer there is an other magnetic bookmark. Used the metal clock keys for both the drawers.

Here is the link to the blog post where you can find the measurements for bookends,
And the video where I explain a bit how they are put together,

Strong magnets,

Papers, dies and accessories can be forund at Kreativ Scrapping

Regarding questions there is a video where frequently asked questions are answered and here is the link,
For other questions they will be answered here on my blog where I will post new questions that has not been answered before.
Here is the link,

Thanks for stopping by and have fun creating :-)
Hugs, Anne


  1. Spectacular as usual, Anne! I love all your small details, and the liquor cabinet is great fun!
    TFS ~

  2. Amazing!!! I love what you have created here Anne. The cute little bottles look so old. The pocket watch book mark and the mini book with pictures in are all just amazing. Thanks so much for sharing. Oh yes and a huge WELCOME to my blog I noticed you are following me. It's an honor to have you on my blog. Thanks again. Happy Crafting. Karen.x

  3. Wow...another amazing and beautiful work of art!! Your details are always so perfectly thought out and placed!! I'm really impressed from your grunge style, grandiose!!! Greetings, Kerstin

  4. WOW , and WOW again, !!!
    Your creations certainly lead the way
    Elaine H X

  5. Absolutely stunning makes Anne....I so love the style..totally right up my street. The fabulous details you have created are perfect......TFS and Best Wishes

    Annie x

  6. WOW Anne...that is the best grunge I have ever seen. Your attention to detail is absolutely stunning! Love what you make, it is all so inspiring and just beautiful...Have a wonderful day and thank you for sharing your awesome talent!

  7. These are fabulous Anne. Are you continuing on the G45 team? I sure hope so. I think your projects are fabulous, but if not, I will still be following you!!!!!!!!!!!! Love your work.

  8. Ahhhhh!!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVVVEEEE THEM. So stunning. Tfs.

  9. Ahhhhh!!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVVVEEEE THEM. So stunning. Tfs.

  10. WOW!!!! These are beyond amazing! Incredible detailing. Nicola x

  11. All the details are just so perfect!


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