Saturday, October 26, 2013

Day 26 of 31 and Leslie Rahye's Very Spooky Halloween Steampunk blog hop

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This year I am participating in the Very Spooky Halloween Steampunk blog hop and I am so super excited!!!  I LOVE, I mean LOVE LOVE LOVE Steampunk!  and Halloween so the opportunity to make something Steampunk and Halloween was something I just could not resist!!!  I had seen Jim the Gentleman Crafter make a Jacked Up Jack-o-lantern on YouTube last year.  Once I saw that I had to make my own version.  So I did.  Mine is a Steampunk Jack-o-Witch!!

Now a little back story... Everywhere I go I am constantly picking stuff up.. Walk in a parking lot and pick up rusty things, go to the hubby's office on a weekend and I am outside walking the grounds while he is inside doing what ever it is he has to do that day!  I mean everywhere...  I also scour the junk yards, when hubby goes to get car parts I am looking on the ground and in the grass for the little things that people don't care about, and sometimes they just throw them in for free!!!  It's like I  am cleaning for them!!  LOL  anyway that was all told so that you could understand where I got most of the things I put on my
Jack-O-Witch!

OK here are the pictures you have been waiting for!


Here is my Jack-O-Witch!  I started by covering the pumpkin in metal duct tape.  Not Grey Duct tape but the metal shiny tape they use for covering holes in duct work!  Then I thought it looked to shiny for what I wanted so, I took a sponge of the makeup variety and sponged black archival ink all over it.... well that really turned out to purple for me so I took another sponge and sponged Golden Transparent Red Iron Oxide fluid acrylic paint all over... that made it really pretty but kinda to orange, so then I took Golden Carbon Black fluid acrylic paint and sponged that over it and there you go, that's where the color came from!!

This is a paper mache hat I got from the craft store.... I had this tissue paper with the keys on it I got last year so I ripped it up and adhered it with fluid matte medium...  while it was still wet I added the same fluid acrylic paints to it and bent the brim of the hat to give it some character.


Here are most of my found objects, some I have purchased in the past like the key and the little pointy eye but most of the items are found or made with a big shot...  The Gears are grunge board cut with the big shot and painted with gold paint, under the key eye is a wooden drawer pull that I shoved into the pumpkin... the nose is an old screw I found on the ground somewhere and the little screws were in my stash and I have no idea where they came from!!!  The mouth is a drawer pull I got from the habitat for humanity resale store!!  The eyeglass rim was found on a parking lot and also the spring!  

I hope you enjoyed my Steampunk Jack-O-Witch!!  Now make sure to hop to see the rest of today's projects!!!  There are prizes to be won and Leslie Rahye has all those details for you!  
Here are the hop participants!!



30 comments:

Daniella said...

Jack O Witch! I love it!! The metal bits look awesome! I love the mouth!
xxDaniella

DogsMom said...

Day 26/31 - cutest little monsters!
The banners are a delighful embellishing element.

Steampunk witch - I can so relate! Both hubby and myself are pickers. We see shiny or rusty objects and can not resist picking them up. I love our Habitat store. Often they will just give me things.

Your witch turned out wonderfully. I had to pin her.

craftings said...

Love your projects today!!

Jean M said...

This is crazy good! Love it Kelli!!!!

Morninglass said...

great pumpkin, love that drawer pull mouth!

Noreen said...

I love this steampunk guy - and especially his drawer handle mouth!

Noreen
Crafty Journal

Emily Thubbron said...

Love those little monsters. I really like the banners to the side. That Jack-O-Witch is fantastic. I love it. I will go through the hop a little later today.

Barbara Rankin said...

Love your jack-o-witch project. I love finding things laying around, too. You found some good things to use. He has a lot of character.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Jack-O-Witch - very clever! Love all the attention to the little details. Brava!

Ellis said...

Fantastic steampunk pumpkin! =)
Hugs, Elenor

buttercup said...

Instead of picking up pennies like my mom, I pick up objects like you. So much more fun! Karen Seidlitz

Carla said...

totally amazing steampumpkin- so cool!

Shanna Shands said...

I love the Halloween decor. The hat is perfect with the keys on the tissue paper. I love the pieces for the face that you created!

Christi Conley said...

I had to giggle when you explained your color as I do the same thing - a bit of this, bit of that, acrylic, inks, whatever :) Lovely witchy pumpkin!

Steph said...

Sweet card, love the little flags.

Your jack-o-witch is amazing!! So cool.

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

OMGhoul, what a treat of steampunk goodness! I adore that genre too! Wonderful projects!

Wendy said...

Wow...two great projects today Kelli. Love the flags on your card. What a great way to utilize scraps. Your altered pumpkin is crazy cool! I will follow up on the hop when I finish the S&S one.

Lyneen said...

A person after my own heart!!!! I LOVE collecting also... I walk a ways to work each day and pick up rusty trash all the time!!!! Love your Jack-o-witch for the Steampunk HOP! and you card is great I love all the banner flags!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

EEEK! Love your JSL card and your Jack o Witch is beyond fabulous! Great work with the found objects. xxD

ldfdesign said...

Love the image on the card and your flags. Oh that Jack-O-Witch is badass!!! Love how you did all of it! All the wonderful bits you added are marvelous!!! Wonderful!

lindaplus3 said...

The Jack-o-witch is amazing.... love the imagination and the work put into it and it came out amazing :)

Brenda Young said...

LOVE IT! I'm a huge lover of Steampunkins! I did a Steampunkin feature on my blog a few weeks back, if I saw this gal I would have added her as Well! Might want to check it out, think you would enjoy it... Uniquejunktique. Com Tuesdays Top 5 weekly feature #5
TFS, great job on your pumpkin Pinning!

Giavanna Lau said...

I am so impressed with this project-so clever and the paint effects over the metallic tape are perfect!

Regena said...

totlq cuteness

Kristina said...

Awesome looking Steampunk pumpkin with! Super job!
Peace,
Kristy

WhoMom said...

This is a great project-Jack-o-witch. The eyes are wonderful, the hat is jaunty and the overall effect is superb.

leslierahye strickland said...

OH OH OH!!! I love this Kelli! I want one!!! Your pumpkin is AWESOME!!! Thank you for being a part of my Steampunk Blog Hop!

maureenjscott said...

Oh wow!! love that jack-o-lantern! Its fab!! And a cute card for JSL too! Mo x

Matney said...

What a sweet card today. Love that punched border, banner bits and to layer w/ circles. wonderfully colored and very cute.
TY for all the great pics and info on your fab witchy pumpkin. What a great piece. Your work and talent is much appreciated and so inspirational! Love.

Jess B. said...

Both pieces are fabulous. TFS