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{Brothers of Serious Steam}

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

World Steam Expo 2012

We are back!  We had a great time at the World Steam Expo.  Pics will be forthcoming.  In the meantime, here is a picture of Steampunk Bunny at the beginning of his adventure!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

World Steam Expo Wrist Bracer

This started as a pair of PeeWee soccer shin guards.  They have been taped with blue painters tape and primed with Krylon Fusion spray paint.  Here's a hint from Cyrus.....leave the painters tape on until after you have finished dry brushing, so as not to get paint on the outer edges.

The painter's tape is still around the edge.  Bella might have a few finishing touches to add. 

Here's a shopping list of items for this project.
PeeWee shin guard
blue painter's tape
Krylon Fusion flat black spray paint
mini doorknob--by Tim Holtz - scrapbook item
key hole "bead" from Michaels
rosette from Home's the thing you put on a glass mirror
feather clip from JoAnns
E-6000 adhesive  (Michaels or JoAnns)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Steampunk Fantasy Pirate for the Steampunk World Expo

Prissy and Bella are working on costumes for the World Expo.  Here are a couple pictures! 

The toy octopus has been painted with silver Rub n Buf.   Finally, here is a teaser picture of the finished product.  What do you think it is?

Monday, May 21, 2012

World Steam Expo Fantasy Pirate

Prissy and Bella are busy working on creating a sort of Fantasy Pirate costume for the World Steam Expo.  This jacket started as a $6 purchase from Goodwill.  The collar was turned inward and sewn down to give it the mandarin-type collar. 

Next buttons were sewn on.  As well as black lace trim to the cuffs.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Steampunk Pirate Eye Patch

Here's an in-process picture of the Pirate's eye patch Bella is working on. 

The eyeball is being held in the mono-goggle using Crayola Model Magic no bake clay.  The mono-goggle was made by taking apart a pair of welding goggles.  The strap was changed to a solid black elastic.  Finally, the exterior of the goggle was dry brushed with silver. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Bee's Knees Part 3

Here's another in-process picture of the Steampunk knee pad Bella is creating.

And finally the finished piece. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Bee's Knees part 2

I removed the Rollerblade label from the knee pads using a seam ripper.  Then, I used Rub N' Buf in silver to paint the hard plastic part of the knee pad.   Be sure to let this dry for at least 24 hours....

Monday, May 14, 2012

The Bee's Knees

Or Bella's Steampunk interpretation.....starting with a pair of Rollerblade kneepads found at Goodwill.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Bringing Out the Big Guns part 3

Here's a teaser picture of the nearly finished gun.  Look us up at the World Steam Expo to see the whole gun!

The faucet knob on the top was purchased at Small Studio.  Do you recognize the tiny thread spool? 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bringing Out the Big Gun part 2

Here's the gun after it was painted with the Krylon Fusion paint.

Here's the gun with a little bit of dry brushing and a couple gadgets added.

I used the painters tape to hold the gadget in place while the glue was drying. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Gears & Bits

Here are a few "found" items.  The wooden cap is from a reed oil diffuser.  The 2 white plastic gears are from the inside of a scrapbooking tape runner.  Finally, a tiny thread spool.  What do you think these will end up being....?

Monday, May 7, 2012

World Steam Expo Gun Holster

Bella is busy making a gun holster.  She is starting with this.

It's a water bottle carrier to slide over a belt or clip on.  It can be purchased at Target for $10.
Here is the finished product with her gun.....

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Steampunk Water Guns part 2

These water guns were primed and are now ready for dry brushing.

Here's a picture after a little dry brushing.