Sunday, February 5, 2012

India meets Steam Punk

I really didn't know what this was going to end up like.... I mean mixing two different cultures together.... I must be nuts!!!

I went to India in 1993.... I must say for a first trip ever from New Zealand, it really impacted my life. Seeing all the different culture aspects and the way people lived etc.... That country is amazing and its people are beautiful and creative too.

This piece is dedicated to the people of that amazing country.


This was only possible by using the Articus Mold - Caboshapes II Divas 
and Delight TM clay.

Here is how I made it:
I pressed the Delight Clay into the mold. And popped the clay out carefully to get several shapes the same.... Then let the clay dry. Delight has a polystyrene feel to it when dry.

I got some flower soft wire out and poked it through the shoulders and attached some hand shapes.
I wrapped some ribbon around the body and pinned it at the back. This clay is so soft it allows to be poked and pinned. So cool!

next is when I got out my inks and a water brush then coloured the pieces I needed to colour. Adding glitter only to the crown.
The next step was to glue it all together.... I added the hair (black wool) Glue used was a hot glue gun...
add face... and more hair
Then prepare the base that you will glue it onto....
I used 1" squares, a piece of paper doily and inked the edges....
I then added some cogs made with Delight TM and flowers etc....

Don't for get some bling in the form of glitter glue...















and there you are....Project done!





















Thanks for looking!

4 comments:

Molossus said...

Wow! What a wonderful combination of cultures! The Indian influence was strong in Victorian England, so this is actually a very Steampunk thing to create!

Debbie Buckland said...

Thank you very much

pooky said...

Awsome!!

Barbara DeLisle said...

so cool