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Steampunk Puzzle

Give this steampunk puzzle to a dear friend to celebrate the holidays.

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At a Glance:

#6226 Skill Level: Advanced Time:
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supplies

Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Turquoise, 2 oz. - 020120202W

Number Needed: 1 $1.49
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Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Terra Cotta, 2 oz. - 020710202W

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Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Candy Bar Brown, 2 oz. - 024070202W

Number Needed: 1 $1.49 $1.10
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Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Charcoal, 2 oz. - 024360202W

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Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - White, 2 oz. - 025050202W

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Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Black, 2 oz. - 025060202W

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Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Metallic Silver, 2 oz. - 026030202W

Number Needed: 1 $2.49
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Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Metallic 14K Gold, 2 oz. - 026040202W

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CMC GLITTER GOLD 2 OZ.

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Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Glitter Silver, 2 oz. - 03011

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Delta Ceramcoat ® Varnishes - Exterior/Interior - Satin, 8 oz. - 070038

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Delta Ceramcoat ® Sealers - All-Purpose, 2 oz. - 070050200W

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instructions

Other Supplies

Plaid tile board, Flat brushes: Nos. 4; 8; 14, Script liner brushes: Nos. 1; 5/0, Palette paper or foam plate, Paper towels, Brush basin or container for water, Tracing paper, Transfer paper (white and black), 150-200 Grit sandpaper, Fast-drying white craft glue or hot glue gun, Found Items: metal charms; keys; starfish; metal gears; etc., E6000 Strong Bonding Adhesive, Painters or stencil tape

Instructions

Preparation Instructions

  1. Apply an even coat of All Purpose Sealer to all wood surfaces. Allow to dry.
  2. Sand wood surfaces with fine grit (150-200) sandpaper.
  3. Tiles- Using a large brush, basecoat three tiles each: Black, Charcoal and White. Allow to dry.
  4. Frame – Using the same large brush, basecoat the inset and backside of the frame Black. Paint the frame molding Metallic 14K Gold. Allow to dry.
    • TIP: Place the dry tiles back inside the frame for easier pattern transfer and painting.

Painting Instructions

  1. Trace and Transfer - Trace the entire steampunk pattern onto tracing paper. Sections of the pattern will be transferred then painted a little at a time layering the artwork.
    • TIP: When transferring the pattern sections, it is best to hold the tracing paper pattern in place by taping it to the top of the frame.
  2. Using the white or black transfer paper as needed transfer the pattern for the hot air balloon only.
  3. Hot Air Balloon – Using the No. 8 flat brush, basecoat the basket and alternating balloon stripes Black.
  4. Paint the remaining balloon stripes White. Allow to dry.
  5. Create a mix of equal parts Charcoal and White. Paint a highlight to the black balloon stripes using a No. 14 flat brush.
  6. Pattern Transfer – Transfer all remaining pattern areas with the exception of the gear shapes resting on the ornaments.
  7. Aged Ornaments – Basecoat Terra Cotta using appropriate sized brush. Allow to dry.
  8. Float a highlight on all of these areas using the No. 8 flat with a mix of equal parts Terra Cotta and White.
  9. Paint ornament caps Metallic 14 K Gold.
  10. Float Turquoise on all of these areas randomly for interest and age using the No. 8 flat brush.
  11. Letters – Peace, Joy, Love and Cross – Basecoat all letters and cross Metallic 14K Gold.
  12. Age each of the letters and cross with a float of Terra Cotta – refer to photo for placement.
  13. Highlight each letter and the cross with a float of Turquoise.
  14. Add Candy Bar Brown shadows around each shape.
  15. Outline each letter and the cross with Black using a No. 1 script liner.
  16. Accent each shape with a swipe of Glitter Gold.
  17. Gears– Transfer all the gear shapes on top of the ornaments.
  18. Basecoat all gears either Metallic 14K Gold or Metallic Silver (refer to photo for placement)
  19. Float Candy Bar Brown shadows around the gears.
  20. Accent each gear with Glitter Silver and/or Glitter Gold.
  21. Top Hats – Basecoat the top hats Black using the No. 14 flat brush.
  22. Highlight with a float of the mixture of Charcoal and White.
  23. Frame- Remove the tiles from inside the frame. Apply painters or stencil tape around 3/8" from the inside edge of the frame. Paint exactly as the letters were painted.

Finishing Instructions

  1. Varnish - Apply as many even coats of Satin Varnish as desired using a large brush.
  2. Embellishments – Using E6000 strong bonding adhesive, attach all found items such as gems, metal charms, metal gears and small steam-punk style embellishments.

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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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