In my ongoing quest to see if it's possible to have too many seahorses, I picked up this little metal silhouette from an antique mart the other week:
In my defense, it was only $6. And the shape is super cute, right?
It needed a little "something," though, so... I glued some gears on it:
... and I think I'll call it steampunk.
The gears are a beautiful shiny brass, so they catch the light like little mirrors.
For the base I painted on & rubbed off first a dark brown and then a black paint to darken it, and then added a keyhole cover:
The keyhole also has some gold rub n' buff on it to bring out the design.
(I thought about hanging the matching key on the side, but my sense of symmetry won out.)
Oh, and you can see the little tail propeller I painted brass in that photo, too. I even added a tiny screwhead; it doesn't spin, but it looks like it could!
I'm still a little iffy about the chain harness, but it's not permanently attached, so I can always change it later:
And an outside shot:
Really love the rust against all that green!
(In fact, I'm tempted to get a green gem for the eye - or maybe just some translucent plastic? Hmm...)
Happy Saturday, guys!
(PS - I've drastically reduced the file sizes of my pictures for the last few posts, which I'm hoping will reduce Epbot's load time. Anyone noticed a difference? Older posts will still drag, so it'd just be the home page that loads faster.)