A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest
News from Internet Brands:
Closing the Craftster Community on December 19, 2019.
Read the details here.
Total Members: 323,619
Currently Running With Scissors:
175 Guests and 0 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials Crafting Calendar City Guides


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Steampunk Airship ornament  (Read 3330 times)
Tags for this thread: steampunk , ornament , featured_project  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit  
curiousfae
Offline Offline

Posts: 3862
Joined: 26-Mar-2009

mecca-lecca-hi mecca-hiney-ho!


View Profile available for personal swaps
« on: November 28, 2017 04:58:01 PM »

I bought the pattern from LostWax and followed his Airship tutorial to make this super fun ornament for the Steampunk Christmas Ornament swap.

I decided to make everyone the same ornament so I had to cut out enough pieces for four ships. Pretty easy really. This (really cheap) craft foam is super soft and simple to cut. It also is soft enough to make divots to look like screw holes just by applying a little pressure with an ink pen nib.


Then I hot glued all the pieces together. The pattern creator gives lots of good tips in his video. Among them was the use of a silicone baking mat when hot gluing the body of the ship together. You can apply the hot glue, put the pieces together and immediately put the pieces down on the mat. This keeps the pieces together and helps hold their shape while they cool without sticking to the mat. It was so helpful!

Fun fact. Those two little tools that look like pens -one is black the other is white- are tools we use to get circular or punch biopsies from skin specimens. They are razor sharp and cut out circles perfectly! No worries, these were brand new and never used and any skin. As a matter of fact we don't even do this procedure in our lab but my boss is a hoarder and couldn't say no when they were offered to us from another lab. Great find for me though since a regular hole punch does not cut through the foam and cutting them out freehand was making me crazy!

Here I've applied dots of epoxy to look like rivets. It was probably the hardest part, mostly because I do not have any amount of patience to speak of, but it really adds to the fabricated metal look.


Painted it all black


My favorite part, adding the metallic wax paint. So fun! I chose three different metallics (all I could find locally): silver, rose gold and a brighter silver called silver spark. I really think brass would be cool. Maybe next time. Wink The paint is applied like antiquing or dry brushing; sparingly and in layers. I used my fingers to apply it since I felt like this gave me a little more control over it.


Finished!




Thanks for looking!
« Last Edit: November 29, 2017 08:24:42 AM by curiousfae » THIS ROCKS   Logged
steiconi
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017 05:35:26 PM »

absolutely loverly, and not a gear in sight!
next time, copper paint!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Let's go out swinging!
my website  http://wingsnthings.tripod.com/
my ebay  https://tinyurl.com/steiconi
craftylittlemonkey
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 10532
Joined: 03-Jun-2006

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017 06:00:09 PM »

Ok, those are amazing and also Wow each element of production is interesting & clever. I like how the rose contrasts so subtly with the silvers & agree brass/bronze/copper would look fantastic as well.
& I've had that biopsy for a mole. Effective little tool. I'd like some of those in my stash for punchingg out foam. Ingenious of you.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2017 06:00:47 PM by craftylittlemonkey » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Whatever the question, the answer is always CRAFTING! It's the fix for all the sicks. Makes me feel better every time.

and remember, ALWAYS USE THE GOOD BEADS, YARN, FABRIC!

Love you all, thank you so much for everything. XO
kittykill
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Needlework Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 37220
Joined: 25-Sep-2004

I got 99 problems, but a stitch ain't one.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017 08:03:28 AM »

Wow! Those are crazy amazing!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

TheMistressT
There's not much in this world that can't be improved by either chocolate, bacon or glitter.
Offline Offline

Posts: 9486
Joined: 10-Jun-2007

Dahlin, I'm so glamorous I cry glitter tears.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2017 09:28:29 AM »

WOW! These are so cool!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My blog, Suddenly Surrounded by Taxidermy
Pinterest
My Etsy: Bubble Off Plumb Productions

'16 FPs: 50
'17 FPs: 72
'18 FPs: 89
'19 FPs: 84
anderlance
Offline Offline

Posts: 751
Joined: 12-Mar-2009

I'm a Craftster best of 2014 winner!


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2017 10:15:13 AM »

From craft foam to mettalic beauty?!  My mouth is on the floor.  FANTASTIC!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows your dead.
SonjaBoo
Release the Craftin'!
Offline Offline

Posts: 4747
Joined: 03-Jan-2006

Napper extraordinaire


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2017 11:39:36 AM »

These are amazeballs!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Patraw
Offline Offline

Posts: 2715
Joined: 08-Apr-2014

C'mon, pegasister, quit foaling around!


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2017 01:33:02 PM »

Very impressive metallic dirigibles--I particularly like the little bat wing fins!  I've never heard of anyone using biopsy tools for art until reading this thread, but that's a neat way to repurpose them, and I don't doubt that they can get into all sorts of hard-to-reach spots that traditional hole punches can't.  If you tinkered with the design a bit, I imagine that these would make spiffy steampunk submarines too!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
rackycoo
Global Moderator
Swap Moderator
Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, and ATCs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Member of the Papercraft Gang
Offline Offline

Posts: 31921
Joined: 01-Apr-2005

Where is my Cosmo?


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2017 01:59:25 PM »

Whoa, these are fantastic! So many fun details! Thanks for sharing your process.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Goodbye, Craftster. Thanks for the memories.

You're always welcome to visit my blog.
curiousfae
Offline Offline

Posts: 3862
Joined: 26-Mar-2009

mecca-lecca-hi mecca-hiney-ho!


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2017 05:20:53 PM »

Thanks for all the love ya'll! I'm pretty darn impressed with myself. Embarrassed  lol!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search
Crafting Ideas
Crafting How-Tos
Crafting Ideas
Crafting Topics



Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Christmas Crack
Meal Prep Monday: Black Eyed Pea and Squash Soup
Craftster Featured Projects - Dedicated to the People Who Made It



Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Help | About | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map | Do not sell my personal information

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands