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« on: January 26, 2012 05:22:04 PM »

If Jules Verne's stories were true. If Steampunk was real, it would be more than our present time changed. More than our future. It would mean a different past, too. And a historian of today could unearth artifacts of the british settlement on Mars from 1887.
Yeah. All that means is I found a chunk of rusty pipe and a lightbulb went off. So, an assemblage piece.

And a slightly different view.

The handled I assembled and then painted matches the rusted metal, in color and texture. Shadowbox background is a lovely rough nubby blend of copper and black. Gun trim and firing button is more found metal, plastic drink cup bits, and foam insulation. Ect. Hung on a bronze chain. Incredibly fun to make, and the first in a series I'm slowly working on.
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This is fantastical. I love the history you've invented to go with your "artefact" and the frame looks soooo right.
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012 06:58:38 AM »

Thank you so much! The Goodwill is my friend when it comes to frames and canvas. And the background? It's amazing the color and texture you can get with a *lot* of screenprinting ink daubed on juust right. A gazillion blended layers that took forever to dry, but worth it.
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