Sunday, 28 May 2017

Punky Pistol

Hi and welcome to my blog today  :)   I've got a really fun project to share with you that I made recently.  I went to a local Steampunk event with friends and we decided to go 'armed' lol!  My friend bought us a plastic toy water pistol each to 'steampunk' and we both had a lot of fun doing it! 
I have used black gesso, silver, gold and copper paints and gilding waxes, dies from my stash, texture paste, black and Kraft card, liquid pearls, acetate, glow paint and metallic markers.

I began by painting the water pistol with a couple of coats of black gesso.

I had quite a few cogs, keys and so on already die cut, but I decided to cut a few more smaller ones as they would be more useful.  I wanted the gun to have an old, worn distressed look so I needed to age the pieces I would put on it.  I added texture paste to some of the pieces before using the waxes on them.  I added a mixture of white and teal Aquatints to the parts where the texture paste was to create a verdigris effect.

I then took a piece of black card and embossed it in a folder from my stash.  I painted it with a pearly slate colour and added silver gilding wax, to give it a sheet metal look.  

I used waxes, paints and pens to add metallic parts and a distressed metal effect.  I then began attaching the pieces using a glue gun.  I stamped some images onto acetate and cut around them before adding them.  I coloured the light bulbs with a coat of glow paint and a coat of acrylic.  I wanted the bulbs to glow in the dark!  

I then cut the embossed panel into pieces then attached it to the handle.  I wanted it to look like several pieces of sheet metal had been used to make the handle.  I used the waste circles from some of the cogs to create rivets, holding the sheet metal pieces together.  

 I added Pewter liquid pearls to create tiny spikes in a few places and that was my gun finished!

I thoroughly enjoyed myself creating this project, and I received a lot of compliments on it at the event too.  It certainly doesn't look like a plastic water pistol any more lol!
Thank you for popping by today, I hope you've enjoyed this post and will visit here again soon  :)


  1. This would be any kid's dream to have this! It is so futuristic yet with a bit of an old world feel about it in a way. Glad it was a success!

    1. Hi Birgit, thank you my lovely, yes so was I lol! :) xx

  2. Absolutely brilliant Penny, what fun, looks the real deal and would just complete your fabulous Steampunk look, Kate x

    1. Hi Kate, haha thank you lovey, it WAS fun! :) xx