Saturday, April 23, 2011

Full Steampunk A Head

That's right a Steampunk Head, at least my version of one. I have been trying to get this finished up to play in two challenges. Studio L 3 for Grungy Monday.  The challenge was to do texture fades and distress a technique by none other than 
 Followed by the challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show 
to use a Tim Holtz technique.
See the Bow tie, Ta-da!!!!!

The hat I constructed from heavy card stock.
The stamps are from Oxford Impressions
Tim's large clock face, and various bulbs from my private stock.

I covered one of those Styrofoam heads with torn music paper and gel medium,
followed by a wash of Gesso and sealed , The brows  (or wings) are from Oxford Impressions and the eye is from I brake for Stamps. The other eye is Tim's key hole plate and various other hardware!
It feels good to be A-Head of the challenge deadline this week.

67 comments:

Tess said...

Thos is fabulous....I love it! I really love the eye and monicle. Wings for eyebrows, fabulous idea.

Kathy Eddy said...

Oh my gosh Lynn, this is such a fun and quirky piece! So very creative! Awesome job on these two challenges!

Kim Ross said...

I've been bowled over ONCE AGAIN by your amazing creativity! The eyebrow wings are the cherry on this cupcake. LOVE IT! :)

Terry said...

This is certainly off the cuff!!! Love this "Full Steampunk A Head." You really have one amazing imagination! Too funn! Have a wonderful Easter!

Jo said...

oh my gosh ... is there something that you can't do !!! this is such a cool piece ...

Vic said...

Amazing! Every detail is wonderful.

Diane said...

Really creative!! I can imagine it in a place of honor in your studio. I love both of the eyes and.....well, just the whole thing. Diane

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

How cool is this! Happy Easter!
xx

sasa said...

Very creative and quirky - looks just great Lynn - nice work!
Sarah

misteejay said...

Wow, how clever is that...it's amazing Lynn.

I love just looking at all the bits of detailing that you have used - the hat is fab.

Toni xx

inge said...

hello Lynn,

I expected a steampunkstyle card but not this ! :)

What a great project and use of the stamps and embellishments.
I could imagine this on a "steampunk"display in my house :)

greetings from belgium
Inge

Helen said...

Wow, this is fab, what fun you had making this!!

Martina2801 said...

Oh my God .... I am totally overwhelmed! Is this a cool steampunk top hat! Madness! Lynn, you are great!

Daniele said...

ohhhh you have been busy so many details, lovi' it
happy easter
hugs

Gaby Bee said...

You never cease to amaze me! This steampunk piece is absolutely stunning!

Wishing you a lovely Easter, Lynn!
Hugs, Gaby

Sandy Davis said...

How cute is this!!!! I love it, and you are so clever with your title and your ideas. Love everything about the face and hat!

craftattack said...

Fantastic Lynne!

Oxana said...

WOW Lynn! Stunning creation!!!
Have a wonderful Easter!
Hugs
Oxana

Von said...

What an amazing head Lynn :)
Von

LynneForsythe said...

I AM TOTALLY SPEECHLESS at your A~MAZING creation!!! wooooooow!!

thank bunches for playing along with the teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!

Zoechaos said...

Priceless! XOXO Zoe

stampdiva said...

Oops, I feel off my seat I was that blown away!!!!
Lynn, this is remarkable. No wonder you are Queen of Steampunk.
Wishes
Lynne

Jocelyn said...

LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this!!! I have to have one!!!! I think we have a head somewhere that I could alter...Haha do you think Joe would let me alter him!!!!

Wishing you and your family a very Blessed Easter!!! He is Risen!!!

Dallying Debz said...

Wow, you never cease to amaze me! Love the wings as eyebrows, any mad scientist would be proud of those!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is so awesome!

Robin said...

Happy Easter to you and your family Lynn! This is another stunning creation you have made. I absolutely love everything about it and those eyebrows are so clever!

Hugs,
Robin

ImagiMeri said...

Happy Easter Lynn,

Once again your creativity is amazing!

Big Hugs,
Meri

Judy Cantrell said...

What a fabulous project! It's awesome!!

Marjie K said...

WOW!!!!!!!! This is so cool and incredibly creative. So glad you posted to the ATT group and I could see your work. The wings as eyelashes are killing me... so many fabulous details!

Suz said...

Clever, Lynn. Just toooo clever!
Happy Easter!
Suz

CuddlyBunny said...

Lynn, this is SO cool!

I love the monocle chain and eyebrow wings and ... EVERYTHING!

Sarah said...

I am awestruck!! You have outdone yourself with an amazing piece. Finally a use for those old styro heads...look out thrift stores!

Vicki said...

Lynn this is super cool. I love assemblage projects. I'm working on one myself today. My favorite parts of this are the eyes. Very creative.

Candy C said...

Hi Lynn! Your manikin head is really cool! Lots of creative thought went into this! Your attention to detail is really amazing on this! Very creatively cool! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

Chrissie said...

using wings for eyebrows is a stroke of genius. The whole piece is amazing.

BrianK said...

OMG this is one scrumptious piece of art. Totally far out and fun. Love it!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous creative piece, love the embellishments, the eye, the wings and the bow tie, great touches. Happy Easter x

Dezinaworld said...

Wow I am loving your steampunk art Lynn, its fantastic
Hugs June x

fairy thoughts said...

fabulously quirky, love the hat
thanks for sharing
janet

StampDancer said...

Lynn, This is totally awesome! WOW!

Susan said...

Lynn! Very unique and creative!!

Lori said...

First of all, love the title! lol! This is so totally over the top cool, Lynn, I can't even begin to describe it. You totally rocked it, and thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Happy Happy Easter Lynn,
Your head is so wonderfully whimsical
and fabulous! You inspire me over and over again! Blessings, Katie

Suzanne C said...

Very creative! Love the different elements.

Thespa McLaughlin said...

FAB! Completely FAB!

Linda R. said...

WOW!! What an amazing project.. I just love it...

Hugs, Linda

Gerri Herbst said...

This is marvelous. Jules Verne would be proud. It is so amusing and fun...just love the covered head! Saw it at Artchix too.LOL. take care, gerri

Dolly Daydreams said...

If i get bowled over any more will have to have plastic surgery on my knees ! Terrific piece with lots of very clever touches. Love the eyebrow wings !

Marie

Evelyn S. said...

Holy Smokes, Lynn! This is fabulous! Those details are amazing....love the monocle!

Where do you keep these wonderful creations, anyway? That's a pretty good sized piece, isn't it?

Sarah Cooper said...

This is fantastic! I luv it all!

Carolyn said...

Lynn, your steampunk head is a very fun piece...love it!

Where do you store all of your ideas? Your brain must be bulging with creativity.

Hugs,
C

trisha too said...

Oh, no, no, no--you didn't REALLY say "a-head," did you?? ;)

What a fun piece, Lynn!!

:)

A Vintage Chic said...

This is just so fabulous, Lynn! Love your ideas--you're always so amazingly creative, my friend!

Can't wait to see what you'll come up with next!

Julie

Createology said...

Lynn this piece is so incredible and clever. I love your steampunk style. You truly inspire!!! Happy week to you...

Jann said...

All I can say is, "Wow"--fantastic!!!!!!!!!

Linda Cain said...

This is AMAZING!!!!

Netty said...

After I had picked my jaw up off the floor after seeing your fabulous creation.....I came back for another look and another look.....this is so brilliant Lynn, you never cease to amaze me.

Michele said...

genius! xo

Shelly Schmidt said...

I that feeling of being A-Head! Wow- this is just awesome! ...

mylaughingmagpie said...

This is amazing Lynn! I just love to browse your blog & Etsy store to see what fabulous creations you come up with! You always inspire me to think outside the box! Good luck on the challenges!

FarfallaDK said...

Hi there.
I just found your blog today.

I love this head you have created! So many wonderful, pretty and funny little details.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Greetings from FarfallaDK

Becca said...

Oh this so so cool! I LOVE it!

Dawn said...

I love this, (been away from blog land so catching up) fabby details

Love Dawn xx

Lyneen said...

FANTASTIC! I LOVE IT!!!!

Marva said...

Oh how awesome!!!! You always amaze me!

Shelley Whiting said...

It's very creative. I love how you were able to merge many styles beautifully together. I love the way the music notes are collaged throughout the head. It's very vintage and stylish.

Plush Possum Studio said...

I cannot stop saying "Wow!"
Thank You so much, Lynn, for adding such a beautiful post to this party!
Rose, Rhissanna & Co

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