It’s What to Write Wednesday and I am continuing my test project for Reaper’s Wyrmgear and the use of Happy Seppuku stamps to make a Steampunk base for him. Okay, it’s not quite Wednesday but I missed one or two and the Thanksgiving holiday keeps me busy.
I bought some of Tim Holtz’s gears and compass coins over the weekend at Michael’s. Originally intended for use with Shadow Boxes or Scrapbooking, I think they will serve my purposes for steampunking up the base even more.
|Compass Coins: http://goo.gl/z2hwDi|
The Plan: I will add a compass coin to the middle of the base amidst the steel plating from the Happy Seppuku stamp. Then top it with a gear and a nail through the two down into the wood. Gear will be free to turn. Then using the smaller gears I will add two matching gears to the front two shields and two matching gears to the back two shields. A fifth gear matching the front or back styles will be damaged and placed on the floor near Wyrmgear. The shiny “unweathered” replacement gear will be on Wyrmgear.
I might use a matching sized boring bit from my drill to create a space for the gears on the shields. That will allow me to inset the gears a bit.
And then the graphic tinkering to get an approximation of the concept:
Not quite the correct perspective for each but the gist is there.
According to my delivery status, my Happy Seppuku stamps should be at the house now.
*rubs hands together* Excellent.