My initial idea was prompted by a recycling theme and I was considering a toilet roll inner, which in turn made me think of something along the lines of an organ pipe (sometimes when I share my thought processes with you I do wonder what is going on in my head, it sounds so daft when you put it down in black and white).
So I extended the TR and made a conical 'roof' with some cereal box card. Added old book pages to strengthen it all and then painted.
That took quite a while......
While waiting for that to dry I started treating the main 'cone' with distress EP applied pretty much all over and then added paints/stains/alcohol inks/inka gold and other metallic rub ons to grunge it up further. I should probably have done more paper or paint layers as the edges of the book pages were showing as lines but I was far too impatient - in the end I quite liked the effect, bit like flaky metal so I was glad I hadn't bothered to go for perfection (!)
It's nearly the closing date for this month's challenge but why not make a note to join in next month?
Challenges: Sandee and amelie's Steampunk Challenge
Crafty Emblies Challenge Blog (Anything Goes)