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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

SteamPunk Christmas Tree Ornament

You know what they say, once you start steampunking... you just can't stop, (ok, maybe I am the only one that says that.) Once you get used to putting on and taking off your bifocals one hundred million times and gluing your fingers together while putting vintage watch gears on a small wood snowman or jewelery box, you get addicted to the whole Victorian, Science Fiction look of the Steam Punk Movement.

Previously we shared with you my work on a wooden SteamPunk egg and snowman, and my work on Holiday offerings for our ATA Girl Store Envy storefront is continuing and I wanted to share my work with you, our friends.

Lately, I have been working on the rest of the SteamPunk Snow family, including a SteamPunk Snowbroad (or Snowlady) and Snowbaby; complete with gear teddy bear. Cute hey?

The same basic ways and means of making them as explained in our Steampunk Snowman process applies here, painting and sealing the wooden snowman ornaments, then  applying the gears with a super glue adhesive.







I decided to expand the line a little with a Wooden SteamPunk decorated Christmas Tree, also an ornament and I like the way it is developing.

We added a little more glitz to the trees, using a red or green base color then topping it off with a glitter so that the trees bounce some light from your own holiday lights when displayed. I used some decoupaged lettering on the trees, in this case some text from "The Night Before Christmas" and some typewriter key font to spell out Noel on another in-progress.

The use of tiny watch parts and gears to replicate tree ornaments puts this SteamPunk piece over the top and makes it a fun, (if not eye-crossing) project.

Not into using tweezers to make art? No worries. Support your ATA Girls and purchase them at our StoreEnvy site here.     ~ Diane


24 comments:

  1. I never heard of this but I like them! Oh so cute! :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. They are adorable - especially the snowbaby with the teddy bear. Diane is doing a great job. Definitely something different for the holidays this year!

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  2. I LOVE the trees and the snowman. I have friends who are into steampunking, so I know a little bit about it but never saw the art turned into such cool holiday decor.

    Thanks for following me on http://wwwartphotocraft.blogspot.com.
    I'm following you back!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. It's becoming a sisterly rivalry - who can out Steampunk the other. LOL

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  3. These are so cute, I really like them...

    We invite you to come and share them via our Linky party: http://www.craftyspices.com/others/blog-hops/wordless-wednesday-hop/117-wordless-wendsday-hop10-linky

    Hope you had a happy Wednesday !!!!

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  4. I would be totally afraid I would break the ornament, so cute. Thanks for stopping by at It Bakes Me Happy :)

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    1. These ornaments are great because the base is unbreakable! Haven't quite gotten the pattern right for the real eggshells yet, so the snowpeople, trees and solid eggs are all wood. Thanks for stopping by and we hope to see you again soon!

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  5. Wow, so beautiful!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog. So glad you did. I'm your newest follower. I also have a linky party going on that I would love for you to share your gorgeous work. :)
    http://lifeonlakeshoredrive.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for the invite! We will check you out!

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  6. I've never heard of Steam Punk decor either, but it's super cute! I think the snowmen look at bit like owls - either way, I like 'em!
    JoAnn

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. They are adorable - Diane did a great job creating them.

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  7. These ornaments are neat. Thanks for visiting my blog. The tea light covers use the battery operated tea lights. The covers are made out of felt. Thanks again for coming by. Blessings.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Wait til you see what's coming up! There's always interesting things happening in an ATA GIRL mind. :)

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! I just love these gorgeous ornaments. :)
    Hugs

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    1. Thanks for visiting. Love your site. There's lots more to come - keep checking back for more great ideas.

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  10. I've don't think I've ever seen steampunk and Christmas combined before but it works very well. Excellent ornaments :-)

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    1. Thanks --we're having a lot of fun with it! Stop by and visit again, there's more coming. :)

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  11. Fabulous! Love the way you used the gears- esp. on the faces!

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    1. Thanks - -they are a lot of fun to make! Stop by again and see what else we "steampunk"!

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  12. OMG, these are AWESOME!!!! I totally LOVE them!

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  13. Thanks for visiting - yes they are incredible! (and currently on sale in our store!) Stop by again and watch what's coming for the holidays!

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