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Making a Steampunk Bottle

Steampunk Bottle - glue on the remaining embellishments - allow to dry, and you are done
Steampunk is a genre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates 19th century steam technology elements into art and dress. Based on that concept this project guides you as you make a fun steampunk inspired bottle to display in your home or office.
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Steampunk Bottle - glue on the remaining embellishments - allow to dry, and you are doneThis bottle is decorated with miscellaneous craft and hardware items to make it into steampunk art. Steampunk is an art form inspired by the industrial revolution. So this steampunk bottle has gears and hardware which depict "movement."

Total Time: 1 to 2 hours, allow drying time

Yield: 1

Supplies:

  • 1 flat bottle
  • fabric scraps
  • white glue and paintbrush
  • miscellaneous crafts and hardware
  • spray paint
  • homemade ink spray
  • spray varnish
  • craft glue
  • embellishments
  • glitter

Steps:

  1. Clean bottle with rubbing alcohol to remove any dirt, film, or stickiness. Using a wide paint brush, brush a layer of white glue all over both sides of the bottle. If there is a cork, you can make it looked aged with eye shadow and mascara, rubbing it onto the cork with your fingers. Allow to dry.
  2. Steampunk Bottle - applying glue with a brush
     
    Steampunk Bottle - apply mascara and shadow to age cork
     
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  3. Add scraps of fabric to front and back of bottle with glue. Allow to dry.
  4. Steampunk Bottle - gluing on scraps of fabric
     
  5. On separate pieces of paper, design the front and back of the bottle using miscellaneous craft and hardware supplies, and embellishments. Take a picture of design for later use.
  6. Steampunk Bottle - lay out supplies and embellishments on pieces of paper to design the back and the front, take photos
     
    Steampunk Bottle - second design
     
  7. Spray bottle with metallic spray paint, using a misting motion and not completely covering bottle with the spray paint, allowing some of the white "aged" look to show through. Let dry.
  8. Steampunk Bottle - mist the bottle with metallic paint
     
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  9. Start gluing items to the front of the bottle, leaving out the embellishments you don't want painted. Let dry. Repeat process with back of bottle.
  10. Steampunk Bottle - glue items to front and back of bottle, leaving out those you don't want painted
     
  11. Using an ink spray (mixture of half rubbing alcohol and half acrylic paint mixed in a spray bottle), spray parts of the front and back of the bottle. Dry.
  12. Steampunk Bottle - mix acrylic paint and rubbing alcohol to make and ink spray and apply to parts of the front and back of the bottle
     
  13. Spray varnish on both sides of the bottle and immediately add glitter if desired.
  14. Steampunk Bottle - spray both sides with varnish and add glitter
     
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  15. Glue the rest of the embellishments onto the bottle. Let dry.
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