OK, now that the Grand Opening is done at The Artisan’s Bench, I’ll get back to posting progress on the steampunk deer head mount. I said last time that I would show how I started putting together the steampunk ear. I did the “live” ear last post, which was corrugated cardboard covered in mache. The steampunked ear will obviously be mechanical looking.
I thought a piece that looked like a “receiver” would be a good place to start and I had an old brassy looking shower head that seemed to fit the bill. To hold the ear shape onto the base, I used a plastic jar lid that I had cut open and removed the top flat portion.
To form the ear, I used some white cardstock that I will paint to look like sheet copper.
Then, the cardstock gets attached to the plastic ring with glue and small screws and beads.
To make the center look more like it would pick up sound, I used a random plastic piece that looks like a stalk, and half of a cat toy.
All put together, we have this…
Finally, I painted the assembly using my favorite copper spray paint, then adding aging with a nice green patina.
Next time, I’ll construct more of the pieces that I want to add to the sculpture.
What steampunk projects do you have plans to construct?