Saturday, June 23, 2012
Let's start this week's roundup with an argument in favor of my starting a doll collection:
Seriously, though, the custom doll world scares me. I can see myself getting sucked in and losing all my money in a heartbeat.
Btw, I stumbled across that doll while looking for the source for this one Kati B. sent in:
This steampunk Barbie has flooded Pinterest, and I can't find the original source for the life of me. Anyone know? (Even the watermark didn't help!) The detail is just mind-boggling, isn't it? I want all these doll outfits in MY size!
[UPDATE: Yay, the commenters found it! See more pics from Izolda Frozenhouse here on Flickr. Thanks, guys!] [UPDATE UPDATE: Looks like that Flickr account has since been removed. Sorry, guys.]
And since I'm in a steamy dress-up kinda mood now, here's another fun paper doll program that Lizzy found:
here - and be sure to kiss your next ten minutes goodbye. ;)
I'm digging this fun airship sculpture by Stephan J. Smith:
"Papier-mache and repurposed metal, plastic, wood and cardstock. Finish painted in acrylic. Approximately 18″ long, 6″ wide and 10″ tall. Weighs less than 2 lbs and hangs by two embedded wire eyes at top of sculpture."
(Found via DudeCraft)
It's for sale, too - only $130! Not bad for all that hand-crafted goodness.
Or, for us crafty types, Stephan has a DIY kit so you can make your own:
kit is $20, and comes with everything in the inset picture - wooden stand not included. Hmm... I bet one of these would look awesome over my steampunk Christmas tree this year...
Oh! Remember Sarafina, the high-schooler who asked for advice on putting together a steampunk prom dress? Well, I'VE GOT PICTURES!
Her mom Stefani sent these in. Due to travel and another school event on the same weekend, the families had to get these two ready in a hotel with really bright bedspreads:
(Ok, that's less a quote and more how he'd sound saying "steamy," but whatevs.)
Also, check the hair!
I mean, it'd be even BETTER with teeny tiny top hat, but I'm not complaining. Great work, Sarafina and Stefani and Sarafina's date! I hope you guys had a fabulous prom!
Melanie R. had a great idea for some easy and steamy wall art: She purchased several technical drawings from Vintage Internet Patents and then framed 'em up all purdy:
The prints are $7.50 each, or you can download the .pdfs and print them yourself (perhaps on old book pages? Hmm?) for $2.99. There are lots of categories to browse through, too. Here's one from "Transportation:"
"Sullivan Flying Machine"
Or, if you've got a slightly (ok, hugely) larger art budget, check out these AMAZING steampunk sculptures Scott K. sent in:
Jessica Joslin uses found objects and metal to craft these slightly creepy and utterly charming art pieces. My favorite is Lazarus the bat here, but Cooper the owl is equally impressive:
Hit the link up there to see more Jessica's work.
Seen something steamy? As always, share the goodness with me on FB, Twitter, or e-mail! (And if you're a Pinterest addict, I even have a steampunk board you can check out.)
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