Steampunk Spring Flower
Posted April 4, 2012on:
I love Spring. The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing and everything seems fresh and new. The Earth comes alive again after a long sleep and anything seems possible.
In honor of Spring, I wanted to capture that feeling and give it a bit of a steampunk twist and Leslie Rahye’s Hippity Steampunk Easter Blog Hop was just the motivation I needed 😀
To check out the rest of the blogs on this hop just click the little linky blinky’s at the bottom of the page! 😀
Since it’s an Easter Blog Hop, you have a chance to win some pretty sweet blog candy! VISIT, COMMENT AND FOLLOW EVERY blog in the hop for your chance to win. Up for grabs – a $15 gift card to Cut N Paste Memories!!!
*NOTE* The blog hop actually takes place on April 6,2012. I have a design team post that is due that day, so I am posting mine early. Be sure to visit EACH blog on the hop ON FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012 FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN THE BLOG CANDY!!!
While my project is not technically “Easter” themed, Easter is in Spring so it works. (That’s my story and I stickin’ to it!)
I created this totally friggin’ AWESOME steampunk flower using Creative Paperclay® and one key piece of actual hardware. (Tutorial below)
I created the stem over a wire armature and I added this brass connector thingy to the end. I also cast a bolt from Creative Paperclay® and popped that into the center forming the pistil. That’s the fancy, scientific word for the center of the flower. I Googled it 😀
I mixed sand and glue together, poured it into my terracotta flower pot, added the stem and packed the sand tightly around the flower so it would be nice and stable once dry.
I cut leaf shapes out of Creative Paperlcay® and embossed the leaves using the Cuttlebug gears embossing folder. I then shaped the leaves and set them aside to dry.
I glued the petals in place, stamped the flower pot using a Viva Las VegaStamps!® gear stamp and painted the flower and sand with acrylic craft paints.
I adore this project and I hope you like it too. Happy Spring!!! 😀