This is how it looked PRE-steampunk transformation...
While waiting for the paint to dry, I took a few photos of the project in progress. I followed the tutorial fairly loosely, with whatever materials I had on hand.
1. After scraping the plastic gun on the sidewalk, and
scratching it up with a craft knife, I spray painted it with
2. When the paint was dry, I hot glued a few nuts and bolts,
furniture tacks, and some gear-like pieces onto the gun. Next
time I will glue these on BEFORE I spray prime the piece so
they can be primed too.
3. Next, I applied some copper accents using Sophisticated
Finishes' Copper Topper only on certain parts. In other parts,
I applied Instant Iron for contrast.
|4. On other parts, I applied metallic gold craft paint and left|
it pretty brushy to mimic a burnished finish.
5. On the parts painted with Instant Iron, I dripped some rusting
solution which will develop and orange patina over time. The
copper parts will eventually turn green wherever I applied the