Sunday, May 26, 2013

Retro Cafe Art Steampunk Manikin and a PRIZE!

  This was a whole lotta fun. Steampunk, paper, paint, and metal!
  

 These Manikins from Retro Art Cafe are so easy to work with. You've got to check them out.
 
You decorate them with paper, paint, stamps, etc, etc, etc.....and then put them together with brads and/or eyelets. Both were copper here.
 
 
I used some Masonite Gears from RCA, painted them with the Distress Paint Metallics, and then stamped.
 
The Brass Steampunk Pendant took the Distress Paints really well! Then I added the Clock Key to the middle. Can't decide which direction I like it best!!!
 
 
I  LOVE the helmet. It's a Door Pull from Graphic 45!!! TOO COOL!
 
The Vintage Pocket Watch Key hangs from the helmet with some copper wire as well as a Gear.
 
A tiny lightbulb on top of his helmet is perfect!!!!
 
The goggles and little brass colored dials are old computer parts from a friend.
 
The man's head and The Scientist are from the Time Traveler Collage Sheet. You'll love this sheet!!!
 
 
I used the Gears Texture Fade to emboss the 8x8 Collage Stash papers and added more ink and paint. Some pieces were sanded, some just had markers added for color.
 
Upper arm parts are stamped with black Archival Ink. Some parts are embossed with Super Fine Black Embossing powder.
 
I used the PaperArtsy - Ink and the Dog Mini 60 to stamp the small gears here and there.

 
The metal Watch Hands were added to the legs with a brad.

Check out all the COOL stuff you can get at Retro Cafe Art by following the links below!

Now through Monday May 27th, take 10% off EVERYTHING at Retro Café Art Gallery. Simply use Discount coupon code: MD10 at check-out.
 
AND, Kristin with Retro Cafe Art has graciously donated a $25 gift certificate to be given away in a random drawing from comments left here. Drawing on  JUNE 3RD.
 
So you've got 2 chances to win great prizes on my recent blog posts.
 (Check out yesterday's for Ranger's Melt Art Prize)
 
What are you waiting for?????
 
Let's hear from YOU!
 
Linda
 
Products used from Retro Cafe Art:
 
Other Products:
Tombow Pens
Crop-a-dile
Sanding Block 
Copper Wire
Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pull
7Gypsies Gears
Time Pieces - Tiny Lightbulb
 

111 comments:

Jen Crossley said...

Linda you have outdone yourself again

diana fernandez said...

Linda, ts is really really awesome! And soooo inspiring!

Crafy64 said...

This is so cool and I think I am finally getting the hang of Steampunk. Good Job.

Ro said...

OMG! I was in the midst of working on a thank you card for the orthopedist who will be performing a hip replacement on my sister on Friday 5/31/13. I have an art doll pattern and am constructing a doll similar to yours. BUT your use of the gears embossing folder is genius. I will certainly get my last pieces of foil out to emboss the body parts. Thank you so much for the idea. I have used gears at the hip points :-). Tks again for the inspiration!

Vic said...

Amazing! I love each part, perfect steampunk!

silvergran said...

Very cool Linda!! I love your hat idea!
I was just pulling bits & pieces together to make a robot for a 3D card. Hinged joints are a great tip! Thanks.

RaNae Ellett said...

Such a unique piece, again, your imagination is over the top!!! LOVE it!!

Anita Houston said...

Totally totally outrageously COOL!!!!! I LOVE it!

Karen said...

What a fantastic imagination you have Linda! This is so cool!

Beth Norman said...

Your man is really cool. You are so talented and come up with so many different ideas.

isisimaginings.com said...

That is completely & utterly FABULOUS!!!! He is one cool dude.

debpaint16 said...
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sam21ski said...

OMGosh Linda this is fabulous, really love those eyes and that helmet is to die for

Sam xxx

debpaint16 said...

This is so very cool!!! The more times you look at it the more new things you see!!!
Quite the masterpiece!!!
debpaint16@aol.com

Candy C said...

Linda...my chin is on the floor! THIS IS JUST TOO COOL! Your steampunk man is AH-MAAAZ-ING! That helmet...you're over the top! haha I totally love that and where in the heck did you have to dig into the creative crevasses of your brain to pull THAT one out?! WOW! He totally rocks! <3 Candy

Laura Turcotte said...

Ummm...WOW!! I'm speechless! This outstanding!!! WOW!!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Totally inspired and wonderful! I love the jointed limbs and all that fabulous, inventive detail.

KC Inspired said...

Wow!! How you figured out all the parts to fit your "man" and make it look "together" is amazing! You rock!
Fantastic use of parts!

Ria Gall said...

Hi Linda
This is an amazing piece of art, so much fun and so much going on. Wonderful
Ria

Tarnished Rose said...

This is awesome!

Marilyn

Wanda H said...

Linda, this is so cool!!!!!!!!!!!! Totally fabulous!!!!

Claudine C. said...

Loving the steampunk look, he is amazing!!!

Paula Collins said...

I'm punked! Love it. Paula C

Shirley Smith said...

Just punkingly awesome !!! My kid of man....."geared" for anything !!!

wwilloww said...

Another amazingly creative art piece!!! I could not even tell you which part is my fav because he is sooooo cool!!!

Sharon Y said...

Coooooooool! And so clever and creative. The helmet and goggles are awesome.

Martina2801 said...

This is absolutely brilliant, dear Linda! You have captured the essence of STEAMPUNK so beautifully!!!
I really love, love, love this project! BRAVISSIMO !!!

Ina Ftacek said...

All your art is amazing but I especially lpve your steampunk work.I am a follower of your blog and love Kristens retro cafe.

Julie Steed said...

LOL. This is awesome! I love the way your brain works.

Debby said...

Very cool piece. Love his goggles!

Francine Morano said...

awesome, I love steampunk you do great work

Christine D said...

wow that is amazing, love the masculine feel texture. Steampunk is fantastic when done like this - love it.

Wanda said...

so creative! love it!

Diane said...

Very fun design, love the helmet, gears and fun image.

Regards diane

RaNae Ellett said...

Oh you have outdone yourself again with the Scientist.....such detail and fantastic design....I Love it! I love to follow your blog, you just hav such a great creative imagination

Maria McGuire said...

Linda!! He is just AWESOME!!! I love the area over his heart!!!

Cafe Artiste said...

Amazing job on this MANiken!!!

Barbara Rankin said...

OMG, Linda, I am in awe of this piece! I cannot stop looking at it, and all the details and love you put into it. I love steampunk and this is simply awesome. I may have to buy one of these mannequins and try to make one for myself. Thanks so much for sharing.

cat lacigale said...

fabulous ! Love this

Boutique 208 said...

Very impressive! Nicely done!

chrissy o said...

amazing!!!!
chrissy xx

Ski Gypsy said...

You are the reason I found Retro Cafe Art in the first place with the beautiful five-sided box you made a while back. Incredible, lovely work!

Laura T said...

Fabulous! Love your work and I love Retro Café Art.

Kathi said...

This is absolutely sensational. I love the all the great details you added to reinforce the Steampunk vibe!

I'm pinning this, so I can revisit it!

Amanda Miller said...

Amazing!

Sandra Strait said...

Your steampunk maniken is so cool!

Tara said...

Every time I visit your blog, I am just blown away by your creativity! I always love your projects, they're simply amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Mary-Beth said...

Linda, he is fantastic! So much detail!!

Lisa the Book Junkie said...

Your creativity astounds me.....still! This is so cool. I think it belongs in my new studio to remind me of my friend Linda....and cuz it will be so fun to look at. ��

ionabunny said...

Linda, this is just so fantastic. Amazing art

carol hodges said...

So cool to see a man!!

Deb Moon said...

Pure eye candy! The helmet and light bulb are brilliant.

Linda said...

Linda, this is so cool! Great job - I see a class? maybe in the near future (Like up near Villa Park at CCC?) I'd like to make a few of these or similar. Plus miss u.

Linda said...

Thanks Linda - just went shopping. If I need help can I email you? thanks

Linda Cain said...

Absolutely! I'm here to serve!

Cindy Porter said...

fantastic work as always Linda.... always inspiring!

Boni said...

You have totally rocked this :) mamadragon6@msn.com

Betsy C said...

These are awesome!!!
www.artchallengegallery.com
Betsy

2amscrapper said...

more fabulous art from you, Linda!

BethW said...

I love it-this is my kind of art!

Glenda said...

Fabulous Linda, Love that Ro is making a card for the surgeon, might have to do something like that for mine, I see him again in August to finalise the knee replacement he did and look into a hip replacement. Thanks for the opportunities to win some fabulous prizes.

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

Awesome...a fellow steam punk creator!!! I have been a long time fan of Retrocafeart too

Donna said...

This is amazing!! I have had a paper mannequin at my house for YEARS, now I have something to do with it.

Heidi G said...

Wow!!! This is too cool!! Love it and would so love to win!!

Lori said...

Wow...wow. WOW! lol...this is ultra fantastic, of course, I'm somewhat partial to Steampunk, so, you know....right up my alley..so very cool!

Christine Kiehl said...

Wicked Coolio! I love his helmet too! And...everything above and below it! Fantastic job on your manakin! Thanks for the chance to win him also!

JennTRC said...

Beautiful :) and What an awesome giveaway too!

Jackie said...

I absolutely love your Steampunk man!! I would like too have him♥

Jacquie Hart said...

I love this

Tanya said...

Love this and Love Retro Cafe Art!! Lots of fun!!

Maria said...

How creative!!!! Love all the detail! :D

Holly said...

All of your projects are so creative!

Rebecca Carl said...

Anything Steampunk just draws me in automatically. I would have never thought to do this with the manikins....thanks for sharing..you are great!

TinaW said...

Fantastic doll! Love all the gears - and the glasses.

Art of RetroCollage said...

This is a really fine project. & you carried it off just perfectly. Kudos!

---me--- said...

WOW!

Karenladd said...

Oh my goodness, this ia amazing...(and just a bit unsettling!). LOVE the goggles!

cal8007 said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I just love steampunk, but you've taken it to another level!

Hugs,

Carmen L

SHartl said...

Wow, I am just stunned! I can't believe how fabulous this is with all those detailed embellishments and the rakish expression of your steampunk mannikin! I'm just waiting for the gears to start turning and for him to walk out of my computer monitor!

Gina Cangin said...

Wow this is so amazing!!!! <3

Amy Eileen Koester said...

such fun, I love all the detail.

Sandy Derryberry said...

Love!!! Thanks for sharing this with us!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing work. Please enter me in your drawing so I can play with a man too! Thanks! Annette Maloney

Marijane said...

Wow! This fellow is really intriguing in all his finery! No one does steampunk as well as you, Linda.

Wanda said...

love your Manikin Doll!! and would love to win $25 gift certificate for more Manikin Dolls ;-)

butterfly said...

Totally wild, totally brilliant!
Alison x

Donna said...

This is so totally awesome! I love all the embellishment used! Very cool girl!

JUDI said...

WOW ... SO COOL ..FROM THE LIGHT BULB ON THE TOP OF THE HEAD ..RIGHT DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE METAL WATCH HANDS FOR FEET .. AMAZING .. SO CREATIVE .. I AM DESIGNING A PIECE CALLED ' BROKEN KEYS '.. I THINK THIS HAS INSPIRED ME YO INCLUDE A MANIKIN OR TWO.. LOVE IT !!! THANKS FOR SHARING !! SO IMPRESSIVE !!!

Cathy L. said...

Love the man Linda. Love Retro Café too. Great ideas. cahy

Lin said...

the Retro Cafe pieces look fantastic...and you scientist man is fab!!

Bast said...

He is simply AMAZING...over the top! I especially love his goggles...Thanx so much for sharing.

Do you think you will make him a friend in the near future? Wouldn't want him to get lonely ;)

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Susie Falkler said...

So cool. Love it, your imagination ran wild with this one. Would love to win.

P.S. Magpies is great!

Raeven said...

Wow, he is so awesome!! You did a fantastic job!

Danielle said...

I just discovered your site thanks to RetroCafe. I am definitely a fan and will be following from now on. You are awesome!

Luci Brito said...

He is truly amazing lady.

Gena Rose said...

so intricate and creative...nice work

Jean Bullock said...

Steampunk coolness! How creative!

Boni said...

I think he is absolutely amazing :) I gotta try this guy thanks for the opportunity to enter .I wish you had that sign up for blog box so it would come to my inbox :) mamadragon6@msn.com

SR said...

You're really talented. I wish I could create something that special. I'm really into the Steampunk look. I look forward to seeing what you have created next...keep up the awesomeness! :)

windycindy said...

He is amazing...Our youngest son is studying engineering
in college and your Steampunk Manikin would be the
best room mate for him!
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

... and they say all the good guys are already taken ... I like this man! Your creative philosophy expressed on this page is refreshing. Looking forward to checking out both your superb artwork and faves listed here. You're on the path I've imagined and you just reminded me that I need to GET BUSY!!!
backintheday - devriesdesign@earthlink.net

Karen Mallory said...

Wow! That is so really cool! I want to make one!
hugs karen

Ginger said...

The Manikins are super cool! Happy June!! (:

crluckystar at yahoo dot com

Christi Conley said...

I LOVE this guy!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us & for the chance to win :) Good Luck all!

Kathryn Adams said...

Wow! This guy reminds me of my high school science teacher, what a brilliant mind!

Nike E. Bottalico said...

how cool! Love the design!

Webster said...

Always one to find fun in art. Choose me, please.

jengd said...

Love your "mash-man!" Great job!

Minxy said...

Absolutely brilliant, love the use of the elements

Carol Harlan said...

I love this. I love steampunk. It's awesome.

teri reed said...

Linda you rock and so does Retro Cafe, the two of you...unstoppable ❤️