Underwater Steampunk

DSC_0002Nothing like waiting until the last minute.  Todays post is for the SanDee & Amelie’s Steampunk June Challenge:  Underwater Steampunk.  I worked on this a little at a time all month long until father time forced me to call it “finished”.  I worked with a new medium, and loved the results, but as with any new medium, I didn’t know what to expect.  The medium that I am talking about is Golden Pumice Stone Gel (used here for the stone look around the edges).  It took forever to dry!  I’m talking days.  I’m not sure if it was because it was left to dry in my basement, or if it was applied too thick, or if it normally takes that long.  I was surprised that it held the metal embellishments (the ball bearings in the bottom right corner and the rings toward the top) so well.  I did not have to use any other adhesive to hold them in place.

DSC_0012I painted it grey and added white on top for dimension.  The background is a manila folder that I dry embossed with a Spellbinders die and inked.  The die cuts are all K & Company.

DSC_0016The jellyfish are hot glue with watch-parts imbedded in them.  I did this by laying down a layer of glue, then while the glue was still hot, sprinkled the gears on it and then layered on top more got glue.


DSC_0007I added a very thin layer of iridescent paint on top of the jellyfish.  DSC_0008I decided one would be trying to escape.  He is my favorite.


As always – thanks for stopping by!





About Sam

A lover of crafts and art trapped in the mind of an accountant. My dream is to someday be set free of the cubicle prison. Meanwhile, I craft and I create to set my mind free.
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9 Responses to Underwater Steampunk

  1. tonitat says:

    Amazing piece! So full of wonderful ideas, love those steampunk jelly fish and the pumice gel is fantastic love the way you’ve embedded the bits and pieces in the surface, great work x

  2. die amelie says:

    This is so fantastic, Sam! Your glue gun Steampunk jelly fish are absolutely amazing and such a brilliant idea!!!! I LOVE all the details that can be discovered… a stunning underwater world you created and an awesome make!!! Thank you so much for sharing your art with us at SanDee&amelie’s Steampunk Challenges!!!

    die amelie – Claudia x

  3. Elly says:

    Absolutly beautiful! Hot glue is an awesome medium (:o)

  4. craftytrog says:

    Fantastic, inspiring piece!

  5. This is sooooo cool. I love how you did the jellyfish. You did a great job explaining your various techniques… I swear I’m looking at squidword! and where ever did you find gears so small like that… I always hesitate to use something that takes days to dry. It ‘s not like I have the time for that lol.

    • Sam says:

      Thanks Monica! The gears are watch parts. I can’t recall where I got them. I have so many projects going on at the same time, it is no big deal to leave one to dry for awhile.

  6. Fishes with cogs-eyes looks so neat!!

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