Sunday, April 20, 2014

Steampunk Junk Hat and Bracelet

Finally, I am getting a chance to get this out. I have been trying to finish this project all week and now I can say it is done. Haunted Design House has a Steampunk Junk challenge going on. To be honest I originally was not going to do this challenge because I am not familiar with Steampunk, but that made it all the more interesting for me to try this challenge.

So I had all of these items on hand and they were just waiting to be made into something:

I used these items to create my Steampunk Junk Hat and Bracelette:

  • large coffee can
  • lid from ice cream bucket
  • outside case to the First Aid waterproof adhesive tape
  • Antique Gold spray paint
  • Brown spray paint
  • white lace (that I stained with coffee and tea)
  • metal keys (Michael's)
  • metal buttons (I had in my stash)
  • paper flower (Michael's)
  • black velvet ribbon
  • metal bits (Michael's)
  • brads

The Bracelet:

The Hat:

 And here is me wearing the hat and bracelet:

I am entering my Steampunk Junk Hat and Bracelet into the following challenge and linky party:
After all that, I really enjoyed this challenge and I can now say I learned what Steampunk is and I have to say, I like it!!! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

John Wayne Gacy Jr. aka Pogo the Clown Altered Skull

Alright I know this is a little dark and creepy but inspiration comes from all places. Today I am sharing with you my altered skull which I happened to paint like the well known serial killer John Wayne Gacy Jr. aka Pogo the Clown.

My 1st inspiration came from the challenge over at Haunted Design House, the theme is skullduggery. The word 'skulduggery' is a noun, meaning underhanded or unscrupulous behavior; trickery. The challenge though is about skulls but to try to incorporate skulduggery would just be a bonus. So I knew I had a Styrofoam skull in my Halloween decorations but had to find it. Well I think the Gods were with me that day because I only had to look in 1 box and there it was!!! At this point I still didn't know what I was doing with it.

Then last weekend I watched Killer Legends on Chiller. I found my inspiration when they did the story on the killer clown. I felt that John Gacy's story fit the challenge. Clowns on their own are known for trickery and John Gacy would use skulduggery to lure his victims into his house and do horrific things to them before he killed them.

This is how my skull started out:
This is how my skull finished:

I used these items to create my John Wayne Gacy Jr. aka Pogo the Clown Altered Skull:
  • Styrofoam skull
  • craft paint
  • black Sharpie
  • red felt
  • yarn
 I am entering my John Wayne Gacy Jr. aka Pogo the Clown Altered Skull in the following challenge:
I hope you enjoyed my project and thank you for stopping by.