Saturday, September 14, 2013


Steampunk Froggy
(and probably more pictures than are necessary)

This little guy started his life out as a 50cent paper mache' frog from Michael's
I painted him black, cut out a niche in his back and in his chest for steampunk part, which I then sealed with tissue paper and mod-podge.

After the black paint dried I added a pewter shaded metallic rub. 

The wheels--recycled plastic parts from my tape runner that I spray painted black and added some metallic rub to and then embellished with watch parts and a X-mas light fuse.
Plastic doll eyes with their brass backings were added along with a spare watch part for interest.
Silk covered foam core was added to the back niche, so passengers can travel in style.
A back light was added--it's a bulb from a burnt X-mas light.
Spring-form armrests are included
The niche in the front is embellished with brass "rivets" and a working latch.
BTW...brass parts are easily made with some embossing ink, powder and a heat gun

Open the front latch and you'll find his little brass froggy heart along with other spare parts.
Yes, I do believe I'm addicted to steampunk!
This little guy will be now entered in...


  1. Yay, this is sooo utterly creative and cool, Tabitha!

    LOVE your Steampunk frog robot so much! Absolutely whimsy and artful!!!

    Thank you sooo very much for joining us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges and sharing your art with us!

    Claudia - die amelie x

  2. omg, what a fantastic artwork, I love it!!!

  3. Ahhhh...this is extraordinary and unique. Love the created seat part. How cool is that? This is really a great example for thinking out of the box. This is the coolest steampunk frog i've ever seen! (:o)

  4. Congratulations! This is just too funny!


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