Saturday, February 21, 2015

Unfinished Steamy Fempunk...ya, that's what I'll call it.

Another Steampunk project and it's for Sandee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenge...AGAIN.
What can I say--I love steampunk.
The challenge this month is "unfinished'.
This was a hard one for me.  What to do? What to do?
I didn't want to make something and just not actually finish the item, although a few of the people in the challenge have and did some really cool looking stuff.  I wanted to uber-challenge myself and make "unfinished" part of my finished project.
Here it steampunk bot? steampunk machine? steampunk fembot?  steampunk mannequin?
I dunno what to call it to be honest.
 Steambot?  Steamy Fempunk?
She still needs a head and arms, but for my part, as a project it is finished.

I started with a paper mache' mannequin from Michael's, hollowed it out, caved in some seams to look like metal pieces, painted it black and then metallized it with rub n' buff.  I also added some small grommets for a more steampunky look.
Inside the hollow I added a soldered metal concoction made up of jewelry, gears, wings and wire to create Steamy Fempunk guts and glue that in.
I reattached the door with copper tape that doubles as a hinge.
I wish I'd planned the doors a little better so I could use actual hinges, but once the Styrofoam was cut, it was a done deal.
I added a skewer that I metallized to the bottom of the mannequin and then embedded it in a wooden candlestick base that I also metallized.  Gears and a flourish were then added because it IS steampunk and ordinary just won't suffice!
To cover the hole in the candlestick I added a medallion that I purchased at craft warehouse some time ago. 
 Last, but certainly not least because it MAKES the theme work, are the wires that lead to the head connection.  I used copper, aluminum and some plastic coated--some of it I curled, some left straight.
There we have it!
My Steamy Fempunk!
Steampunk Wishes to you all and happy creating!


  1. Gosh! This is amazing, Tabitha! What a brilliant, brilliant make!
    Definitely gobsmacking! And soooo cool! :)

    Thank you so much for sharing this fab creaton with us at SanDee&amelie's!

    Claudia x

  2. Tabitha, this is amazing! I've not really created anything "steampunk". Your piece is wonderful!

  3. Wow that looks really good and is amazing with it's inside life.
    Dear Greetings

  4. Wow... it's gorgeous ! details, and colors... everything is perfect
    Thank you for your participation at Sandee & Amelie steampunk challenges

  5. Hello,

    what you created it is really great design and a fantastic piece of art. So much steampunk details, which shows in many metaphorically ways, that you love steampunk :). A brilliant, very aesthetic and wonderful complex construction :)!

    Warm regards

  6. Congratulations on being selected for Top 4 at SASPC! Your little Steam Fempunk is cool. Lots of detail, and I like the gears hidden inside.


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