I was given a bunchof random blank letters with wich to design to my hearts content. Of courese one had to be asteampunk~
One thing I love about Steampunk is that you can always find little pieces of things here to complete your project
Here is what I used
Rub N Buff
Modge Podge (optional)
Bead caps and connectors
Leather straps (watch strap bought at Micheals)
wire plate hanger
A bronze key
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Step 1: Paint Letter
For the basr color I selected an aburn brown acrylic paint. I used two coats of paint. And I also left a few blobs of paint here and there to make it look a little less neat. You can have just one and keep the texture and grain of the wood visible or completly cover it. its up to you depending on the look you want to achieve
Step 2: Add Gloss (Optional Step)
a layer of Modge Poge to the painted letter to give it a gloss effect
Step 3: Add Rub N'Buff
Next I added the Rub N' Buff randomly with the darker color to the edeges of the outer curves and the lighter color to the middle .
Step 4: Gather Your Pieces
The rest is just to gather your random pieces put them together until it looks right to you. After placing them in the position you desire, take a picture (that way if they move you will know where you wanted them) and begin to glue them down.
Step 5: Glue Piceces
Place and fasten the bulkier pieces onto the letter first And then proceed to the smaller ones
Step 6: Finished
After gluing all of my pieces I added some more Rub N Buff since it seemd a little flat.