Sunday, 23 June 2013

We all live in a...

....Steampunk Submarine, Steampunk Submarine, Steampunk Submarine!

I don't usually submit a project for the 3D challenge at SanDee and amelie's Steampunk Challenge blog.  This month's theme, Underwater Steampunk, got me thinking about 20,000 Leagues under the Sea and the Nautilus...and I remembered that, before Christmas I'd bought a spindle-shaped bauble that was going to be an airship but would make a good submarine...

So here it is.  It was covered in gold glitter to begin with, so I gave it a coat of Mod Podge to seal it and give a good surface for the paint (Eco-Green's Bronze).  While it was drying, I die-cut two copies of the Spellbinders birdcage die (which looks like a Steampunk spaceship to me) out of bronze foil card and coloured the lid of a pot of Twinkling H2O's and a little plastic propeller (bought from EBay) with gold alcohol ink.  I found a plastic ring that had been a space on a tiny alarm clock that I altered, and gave that the same treatment.  I coloured a section of bendy drinking straw with copper alcohol ink while I was at it, and wrapped a few bits of gold paper at strategic intervals so that it looked like a periscope.


Then I put it all together.  Cosmic Shimmer glue held the die cuts onto the body of the sub, and Milliput stuck the 3D elements. (I brushed some metallic mica powders over the Milliput while it was still soft ).  Last of all I gave it a wash of grungy acrylic paint, stuck on some dew drops (I coloured one red and one green as navigations lights) and the Naughty Lass was good to go.  (May God Bless Her, and All Who Sail in Her!)

Oh, and as I DEFINITELY got messy, what with the paint, Mod Podge, alcohol ink etc., I'm also entering this into the Anything But A Card Blog Challenge.

Thanks for  visiting - hope you enjoyed!

Crafty Hugs,

Keren

17 comments:

Gibby Frogett said...

Wow this is absolutley amazing Keren - brilliant idea - love it ..Gill x

die amelie said...

This is just brilliantly superb! I LOVE the Naughty Lass!

A wonderful creation that really makes me want to know more about the adventures of the Naughty Lass and its crew!

A stunning make!!! Thank you so much for sharing this treasure with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk challenges!!!

Hugs,

die amelie - Claudia x

Julie Short said...

I am just picking my jaw up off the ground Keren. Your piece is imaginative and totally awesome! Do I love it - Absolutely! So much so that I am signing up for your blog posts. Thank you for joining in at Anything But A card this challenge!

Carolyn Dube said...

Wow! This is amazing! Love the creativity in how you used unexpected things to make this!

Redanne said...

Hi Keren, this is such a clever and very imaginative piece of art! Love it! Hugs, Anne x

SanDee1899 said...

Absolutely Stunning! WOW and WOW
thank you indeed for showing this amazing Project and SanDee&amelie´s STEAMPUNK CHALLENGE!
xoxo SanDee1899

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Keren, I knew this was going to be good when I saw it on WOYWW! Love all the attention to detail and that is an inspired use of the birdcage die. Well done you - brilliant project. MMx

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Keren, I knew this was going to be good when I saw it on WOYWW! Love all the attention to detail and that is an inspired use of the birdcage die. Well done you - brilliant project. MMx

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Keren, I knew this was going to be good when I saw it on WOYWW! Love all the attention to detail and that is an inspired use of the birdcage die. Well done you - brilliant project. MMx

Mikaela said...

beautiful creation!!

kksb said...

Fabulous!

diana fernandez said...

Wow!! This is super awesome! I love how new and different this is!! Thanks for joining us at Anything but a Card

WaldfrauAlexa said...

like it !!! very fantastical !!!

Nan G said...

I love Steampunk sub! You've captured the song magnificently! And I also see your inspiration in there too. Wow! Can I say ... WOW!!

Elly said...

Just stunning. I love this *thinking out of the box* kind of art (:o)

Mandi said...

That is amazing. I love it. Thanks for playing along at ABAC.

Julia S-W said...

Gorgeous creation Keren! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But A Card. Juliax