Monday, April 7, 2014

Macabre Monday # 186 Steampunk Junk

The new challenge at Haunted Design House is all about Steampunk Junk, so another steampunk project for me. The junk part is a water gun, cuz Steampunkify a gun was on my "To Try List"for ages. I really wanted to use a Nerf gun, but my son wouldn't let me.......after seeing what I made of the water gun, he chamged his mind LOL. So maybe someday .....

here the finished water gun

DecoArt products used:
 Acrylic Gesso and Primer Sealer
Dazzling Metalics: Copper, Shimmering Silver, Venetian Gold
Americana Acrylic Lamp Black
Duraclear matte varnish

you also need a silver metallic spray paint, sanding paper and of course a toy gun

first sand the gun and clean it, add the Primer Sealer, let dry and Gesso the gun,

use the metallic silver spray paint (outside, I put the gun in a box first so there wouldn't be any paint on places you don't want the paint to be LOL). Spray several layers but let dry in between.

when dry, use the Dazzling in copper and venetion gold to paint some of the parts of the gun, see pic above

When dry use the Americana Acrylic lamp black to paint the rest of the gun, leaving the watertanks silver.

Let dry again. Next step is to age the gun I used lamp black on the silver parts and shimmering silver on the black parts. Add paint and let dry a bit and wipe away using a baby towel and kitchen towel. You just have to experiment a bit to see what works best. Dabbing with the kitchentowel after using a baby whipe worked best for me

Hope it looks like a Steampunk Gun now,  anyway, my follow Minions have some awesome steampunk stuff for you, go check out their bloggies.  Can't wait to see what you all make to enter the challenge

I will enter this in the following challenges:


  1. Fabulous altering of the plastic gun! =) It is soo steampunk and looks amazing! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  2. So frickin' COOL!, Mo! Would never in a million years think that started out plastic. Absolutely love how you've antiqued it all. Fabulous work! xxD

  3. This is awesome. nerf guns are so fun and this is just fabulous. did you give it to your son?
    yes it totally looks awesome steam punk wonderful wonderful.
    susan s

  4. Fantastic project - I will have to try this now!!!!

  5. Such a fabulous job. Thanks for joining us at One Sweet Challenge