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    Just Steampunk! Vol. 1, 2011

    Just Steampunk! Volume 1 2011

  • Just Steampunk! Vol. 2, 2012

  • Just Steampunk! Vol. 4, 2014

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  • Just Steampunk! Vol. 8 2016

  • Just Mixed Media Vol. 2 2017

FAIRY GARDEN TREE…

Inspired by my friend and sculptor Jake Folger, I made this little tree for one of my fairy gardens. I rarely make things for myself but I got so sick of buying cheap plastic pieces for my gardens that I decided to make my own.  I used Sculpey III® to make the tree and colored it with mica powders after which I sealed it with exterior Mod Podge®.  It is attached to a rock I found when visiting a local nursery.  Thanks for the great tutorials Jake!

2017 Fairy Tree

FOR MS. OLINDA…

Makin’s Clay® was used to make this little Steampunk kitty.  Numerous gears, screws and copper wire were also used.  Little  Ms Kitty will be heading to Dorchester for Ms. O’s Cinco de Mayo birthday. MEOW…

2017 KittyKat

SCHNAUZER LOVE…

This little steampunk polymer clay covered tin is for Kona’s treats.  Sculpey’s® Premo was used and various implements to make impressions in the clay, followed by oil paint to “antique” the tin.  I used an old tin we had that was used for Kinzee’s little treats.

2017 schnauzer box for Kona

TIME FLIES…

For my April Makin’s Clay® project, I made this little steampunk bird pendant. I used a variety of old watch parts and a small propeller to adorn her. You too can make this fine feathered friend. Go to makinsclayblog.blogspot.com for a complete tutorial!

Nature Yellow Spring Blue Yellow Flower Flowers

Nature Yellow Spring Blue Yellow Flower Flowers

CEILING FAN PULLS…

I made these polymer clay ceiling fan pulls for our Cape Cod cottage a while back.  Much easier to use when one is short like me!  I added ball chain to make the pulls within reach. Cottage is open and ready for our enjoyment.  Wonder whether Kona will be happier there than Kinzee was, time will tell!

“Oz Didn’t Give Nothing To the Tin Man”

The Tin Man is my latest Makin’s Clay® project.  He stands 8 1/2″ tall not including the base which I textured with a hot knife.  I used my Makin’s Professional® Ultimate Clay Machine® to roll out sheets of clay which I then textured with a Makin’s® Texture Sheet. The substrate is cardboard and foil. I also use the Makin’s Professional® Ultimate Clay Extruder® for the ax handle. I make a special mixture of clay thinned out with bottled water to form a “slip” to help in the bonding process. 

2017 Tin Man

KINZEE…

Been in a little bit of a funk missing Kinzee…so I decided to repost this steampunk Schnauzer that I have hanging on my car mirror.  I made this a few years ago to make me smile while in my car… Kinzee was such a character.  Kona has BIG paws to fill!

kinzeepunk