Hi and welcome to my blog today :) I've got a really fun project to share with you that I made recently. I went to a local Steampunk event with friends and we decided to go 'armed' lol! My friend bought us a plastic toy water pistol each to 'steampunk' and we both had a lot of fun doing it!
I have used black gesso, silver, gold and copper paints and gilding waxes, dies from my stash, texture paste, black and Kraft card, liquid pearls, acetate, glow paint and metallic markers.
I began by painting the water pistol with a couple of coats of black gesso.
I had quite a few cogs, keys and so on already die cut, but I decided to cut a few more smaller ones as they would be more useful. I wanted the gun to have an old, worn distressed look so I needed to age the pieces I would put on it. I added texture paste to some of the pieces before using the waxes on them. I added a mixture of white and teal Aquatints to the parts where the texture paste was to create a verdigris effect.
I then took a piece of black card and embossed it in a folder from my stash. I painted it with a pearly slate colour and added silver gilding wax, to give it a sheet metal look.
I used waxes, paints and pens to add metallic parts and a distressed metal effect. I then began attaching the pieces using a glue gun. I stamped some images onto acetate and cut around them before adding them. I coloured the light bulbs with a coat of glow paint and a coat of acrylic. I wanted the bulbs to glow in the dark!
I then cut the embossed panel into pieces then attached it to the handle. I wanted it to look like several pieces of sheet metal had been used to make the handle. I used the waste circles from some of the cogs to create rivets, holding the sheet metal pieces together.
I thoroughly enjoyed myself creating this project, and I received a lot of compliments on it at the event too. It certainly doesn't look like a plastic water pistol any more lol!
Thank you for popping by today, I hope you've enjoyed this post and will visit here again soon :)