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A Steampunk Boudoir & New Folding Screens

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Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Laura’s project that are still available on the new site.

Laura Carson’s Steampunk House is getting better and better! Before we gaze in awe over the upstairs boudoir (and a new sale and free images by Laura), here’s a reminder about the FREE GIFT ending tomorrow!

Continuing from Thursday and ENDS MONDAY night, August 14th: Silly Props for Halloween FREE Gift Kit

Eye candy! See Kristin Batsel’s Night Witch Altered Tin in last Thursday’s newsletter to find out why these goodies (and the extra Halloween trims not shown) are related.

Free for ALL orders — through tomorrow night!

Wow… I love how Laura has decorated the 2nd story of her 2-Story Room Box! And I have to confess, I’ve zoomed into one corner as my mind was spinning from all the pretties (and I have to agree with Laura, “Just like the first floor, she has stuffed the room will all kinds of goodies.“)

(Psst! You can view more posts about other rooms in the house.)

Beside the beautiful costumes (and wait till you see below about the new collage sheets and a sale!) AND Laura’s tutorial on making faux marble, you can see a couple sections of the new Folding Screen Frame Set (that the clothes are hanging on).

And that folding screen uses 2 of the new Folding Screen Fretwork Inserts: I kinda went crazy designing this one! (Crazy in a good way… I love ornate decoration!) Beside fitting into the Folding Screen Frame Set, you can also use these inserts as a fancy tag (or other dollhouse project, maybe as a wrought iron gate or window).

Moving to the outside of the house, looking in the window at the same second floor scene: look at that beautiful stained glass! And, lucky you: Laura is giving away the image for those stained glass inserts FREE (and the stained glass image fits the Folding Screen Frame Set, too).

Check out the stain glass hanging screens that you can slide to open or closed them, they run on a track made from a straw. The frame of the screens are the same frame I used for the fretwork screen.

So clever! Using a straw as the track!


We’re back to the inside of the room, with a closer view of the dresses hanging on the folding screen. Laura designed 2 new collage sheets AND a Steampunk Fashion Digital Download Set (wonderful Victorian/Steampunk-inspired costumes, and they look so dimensional)!

The collage sheets contain Steampunk dresses, boots & hats. In addition I’ve included body parts for making paper dolls. The images are sized to work with 1:12 scale miniatures.

FLASH SALE! In honor of Laura’s fab project, ALL Costumes & Fashion Collage Sheets are on sale at 50% off! Today and tomorrow only (the sale ends Monday night, August 14, 2017).

Here’s a link to Laura’s supply list for the second floor boudoir (pretty expansive, and it’s been cropped to just cover the upstairs room), and stop by her blog to read more, see video tutorials and many more photos.

Note: there’s yet another photo of another area in the 2nd floor scene, down in the Giveaway section.


Hooray for the Steampunk Boudoir Giveaway!

I picked out some supplies used in Laura’s vanity to include in today’s Giveaway:
Matchbox Vanity Table (the base of the close-up at right and also in the smaller photo at left)
Raw Brass Box Feet – Cones (clever… Laura used 2 of them on each side of the mirror as the bottom of her lights)
Fancy Looped Gold Filigree Base (one is the stand for perfume bottles on the left side of the large photo)
Metal Standing Picture Frame
Nonbreakable Mirror Material
Thin Ornate Filigree (on the front of the vanity.. see the small photo)
12x8mm Green Glass Rectangular Beads (one is a perfume bottle, in front of the oval mirror on the back of the vanity)
Matchbox Drawer Fronts Collage Sheet (they are used on the drawers of the vanity, see the small photo at left)

Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Laura’s artwork, including all of the Giveaway items listed above!

Bonus: both of Laura’s new collage sheets! And both are included in the Flash Sale!

To enter the Steampunk Boudoir Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday Night, August 14, 2017).

And tell me: What will you make from your Matchbox Vanity Table? And what new (or old) technique from Laura’s tutorial do you think will be useful?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So check your mailbox on Thursday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Night Witch Altered Tin Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Karen Crawford! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, August 13th, 2017

40 responses to “A Steampunk Boudoir & New Folding Screens”

  1. Kim R says:

    Omg! Laura has outdone herself. This is Wicked! I esp love watching Laura’s video on how to make the marbled bathtub.
    I would also make a steampunk boudoir as I love anything Steampunk!

  2. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    I’m all about the steampunk….and would be delighted to make the stain glass windows and the bathtub. Anything Laura is special…

  3. Denise Bryant says:

    Love that marble bathtub!
    With the vanity table, I’d make a pretty dressing table with lots of perfume bottles!

  4. Nancy E says:

    I am in love with this steampunk design by Laura. She is just so amazing with her impeccable details!

  5. Jean Marmo says:

    Another amazing and creative project! Love the folding screens!

  6. Ina Good says:

    Yes Laura you are amazing!! I would make the Vanity and use your collage sheet and tutorial on bottles and jars…I would also like to make the steampunk for my trunk and put in the marble bathroom boudouir

  7. Jen R says:

    I would love to make a room box like this! I love Laura’s take on steam punk

  8. Emily N. says:

    I’d make a ring holder.

  9. Pat says:

    Wow, Laura has outdone herself with the steampunk boudoir! I would love to do the marbled bath and love the hanging steampunk outfits.

  10. Barb macaskill says:

    I would have lots of vials of faerie dust, extra wing feathers a faerie planner, and makeup and hair care products on my vanity. In the drawers there would be faerie tutus and matching tops, extra wands and lots of little doodads and whatchamacallits!
    I am totally loving the new folding screen, 2 story room boxes and all the new goodies in the store! 💓💞💓💞🤞🤞🤞🤞 TFS!

  11. Marykay chisum says:

    I would make Dracula’s dressing table.

  12. Pat says:

    Wow, another fabulous project from Laura with the steampunk boudoir! I would love to do the marbled bath and love the hanging steampunk outfits.

  13. Louise Kush says:

    I am more obsessed with making miniature scenes every time I get a new email! The dressing table is beyond all! I would keep some of the drawers out and make it into a HOLLYWOOD version-something Lana Turner or Ginger Rogers would have! I cannot access the tutorials for some reason but definitely want to learn the marbling and stained glass-not computer savvy so don’t know why I don’t get access to some of your stuff.

  14. Jennie Ingram says:

    I think I might do some sort of witchy vanity, full of beauty potions, and a black cat.

  15. itsmebarbj says:

    Folding screens are my fav! All great items included.

  16. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    I’m not sure what I’d make. The folding screens are awesome; maybe something steampunk but maybe not. So hard to decide. Halloweens near so maybe something witchy.

  17. Angie Bowling says:

    The steampunk vanity is so cool. I think I would do something like that. I really like the way colored beads were used to make perfume bottles. So creative.

  18. I really love this steampunk collection!

  19. Cherie L Wolcott says:

    Love the concept of your boudoir, beautiful.
    I think I would like to make a shadow box type of the set up on a (very) dimensional scrapbook page. Am in the process of creating a very special Steampunk scrapbook, and want to do something unique.

  20. Catharine McCammon says:

    I will put tiny tatted undergarments in my boudoir vanity. AND tiny bead perfume bottle on the top. And…I’ll dream. Thank you

  21. Jo says:

    Love the dresses that she made! The vanity is awesome!

  22. Kat Cashwell says:

    Love steampunk!! Those dress are awesome!!

  23. Lorna E. says:

    Laura is amazing! I love steampunk but I would also love to do a witchy themed project with the vanity table. Laura shared so many good ideas in her tutorial but her antiquing in probably the one I’d try first.

  24. Karen Mallory says:

    Laura has outdone herself! I love the matchbox vanity. I love it as it is and would make it like Laura. I love the technique she used on the corner cabinet. The wax gives it the old look!

  25. Traci says:

    WOW!! Laura never fails to disappoint-her creative ideas are amazing. The cut out dresses look so real. Beautiful. I love the idea of the vanity with the matchbox drawers-gotta give that a try. >^..^<

  26. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Well, I can’t seem to pick out just one element I would choose. I think I just need to go live with Laura or have her come live with me for a while. I am always amazed by Laura’s creativity.

  27. I’m in love with the stained glass screens.

  28. chark says:

    those clothes though!! beautifully done!

  29. Mary Mac says:

    I know Halloween is around the corner but I would love to use them as doors with a beautiful Christmas scene behind it.

  30. Elizabeth H. says:

    I would make a Halloween dressing room. I want to try the marbling tutorial.

  31. Jan K says:

    Laura’s art is always so fabulous! I think I would make a steampunk themed time travel consol with the matchbox vanity and use some celestial images in the mirror, sprinkled with the tiny sliver stars.

  32. Jan K says:

    I forgot the technique in my previous post. I would use the marbling on the top surface of the vanity.

  33. Cheryl Holmes says:

    I would use the vanity base in my Christmas scene and use the marbling technique on the top of the vanity and top of the fireplace nearby.

  34. Laural says:

    I am in Love with this Steampunk House..I would have to give a try to following in Laura’s footsteps.

  35. Marilyn B. Hughes says:

    I’d love to try and make the vanity table. I’m behind on watching the videos since I’ve been busy with work, working on my New Orleans room box, and working on mixed media swaps and DTs.

  36. Margaret says:

    Wow. Oh I love her steampunk house! Those outfits look so real!! I think the marbelized bath tub is wonderful and I would love to try that on something. I think that method would be very useful. I guess I need that little matchbox vanity. And I would love to have that house!!!

  37. K Toews says:

    The folding screens are a great addition!

  38. Michelle g says:

    Steamounk and halloween are two of the best themes! Love the vanity

  39. Carol Slowik says:

    I would use the marbling technique on the vanity that would be decked out for the most beautiful snow queen!

  40. Janet T says:

    What a great giveaway! I would love to make something with a Halloween theme. Maybe vampires.