After spending several hours of Gimore Girls yesterday, I actually finished another tiny part of the steampunk outfit today. I think I actually watched 20 hours of Gilmore Girls ;) With the bf away and my flu coming on slowly, it was the perfect recovery time of an awful week. The sewing didnt really happen this weekend, but I did manage to nearly complete my very steampunky guns :) I say nearl as I am considering re-applying some paint but so far am still only thinking about it. I made sure to take pics of the process (this was done over several days) to show you the difference properly.
I bought these water pistols at the 99p store. Arent they super un-steampunky?
They're black on the back as I nearly forgot to take a pic of the 'before' state and I had already dine the back. I had my heart set on the yellow one and thought that I could give the other one to the bf for his costume.
I painted the water pistols black with emulsion paint. I got a tester can for only a couple of quid at the DIY store.
Looking better already dont you think? I then disabled the pumping thingy as it was annoying me, and starting painting them with my coveted Plasti-Cote gold leaf and antique gold paints. I spent forever trying to find the gold leaf paint and on Friday I finally got it!
And now, voila, my new and improved water pistol into steampunk guns metamorphoses:
Arent they the coolest? I am extremely pleased with them, especially as the bf just came home and really liked them also and really wanted to have one of them! LOL. Technically I need to re-apply some paint once more but they're good enough for the time being. Maybe I will just add some varnish just in case. I know I really wanted to have the yellow one in the beginning, but I'm now leaning more toward what used to be the green one. Oh well, I still have a while to think about it.
Sadly, it will be impossible to get these to the venue so I think I will post these out and collect them afterwards. It seems airlines are not so keen on transporting water pistols... I read online that a flight was once delayed for 2 hours just because of a neon pink water pistol! So lets not try that...
Back to work tomorrow, so I'd better get some sleep... I hope you all had a nice weekend also!