Saturday, October 26, 2013

10/26 Leslierahye's 3rd Annual Very Spooky Steampunk Halloween Blog Hop

Hello everyone, and welcome to Leslierayhe's 3rd Annual Very Spooky Halloween Steampunk Blog Hop.  If you came for Pam Bray's All Things Altered Fall/Halloween Blog Hop, you can get there by clicking here.

I am so glad you stopped by today because you are in for a real "treat". Wait til you see what we all have in store for you today.  So be sure to visit each blog (some will have giveaways) and all you need to do is leave a comment on each blog, and return to LeslieRahye's blog and let her know you did.  As always, we would love for you to follow our blogs, especially if you see something you like.

For my project today, I made a steampunk spider.  I have always been creeped out by spiders, but I think this one is actually pretty, still in a creepy sort of way.  I was thinking of the Terminator when I covered him with paper, but leaving some of the metal endoskeleton exposed.  This little guy has been in a couple of fights, I think.  But you should see the other guy, er, uh, I mean spider.

Supplies used:

Wooden laser cut spider (Hobby Lobby)
Self-adhesive metal sheets (Quickutz)
Spiderweb paper (Mod Podge)
Industrial Texture Plate (Spellbinders Media Mixage)
Bookbinding glue (Club Scrap) (or Mod Podge)
Raw Umber Glaze, Asphaltum Glaze, Metallic Bronze Glaze (Golden)
Mini brass nuts, mini metal gears, metal wire pieces (Hobby Lobby)
Amber, Black Diamond Shaped Dew Drops (Robin's Nest)
Black Tinsel Twine, pen nibs (Tim Holtz)
Large Metal Flower (art-i-cake)


Run a piece of metal sheet through die cut machine with texture plate.  Tear into pieces and adhere randomly to spider.
Tear pieces from spiderweb paper and adhere to spider, covering up remaining open areas.
Apply watered down coat of brown glaze over entire spider. Apply black glaze to exposed metal areas.  Let dry and wipe off with a baby wipe.  Then apply bronze glaze over entire spider.
The camera just cannot do it justice, but I think you get the idea in this closeup.
Adhere amber diamond dew drops to spider's legs.  Wrap black tinsel around body of spider.  Adhere metal nuts and gears around spider body, as shown.
Adhere large metal flower to center of spider's body.
A few more closeups.
Dew drops, pen nib, and exposed metal area
Two black diamond drops for eyes, and a copper gear for his mandibles

I hope you enjoyed my "punkey" spider and that you have lots of fun hopping around to all the blogs today.  A complete list of each blog is shown below to help you find your way.

Have a wonderful weekend and an especially creepy (but fun) Halloween!!!



  1. Barbara! That is an awesome idea!! Steampunk Spider, I love it!!

  2. Hey Barbara. You rocked this steampunk spider. Smiles from ear to ear. TFS

  3. What a great tutorial. I would never have though common board is at the bottom of it. This would also make a wicked broach.

  4. That was allot of work! BUT worth it! Fantastic project.

  5. Love your terminator spider! I like how you had some metal showing through and how the spiderweb paper made the whole piece look. great job!

  6. I love how did the eyes and mandibles, and I enjoyed your use of the other hardware, too.

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  7. To steampunk a spider may be the only way I can stand to look at them!!! Great project!!

  8. not a huge spider fan usually - but you may have changed my mind. As always, this is an inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Brilliant Barbara, totally love your steam punk spider!! Fabulous!

  10. Never thought of a mechanical looking spider. Great thought0Karen Seidlitz

  11. So created and fun idea for home decor!

  12. I hate real spiders - to the point of being borderline phobic - but I agree that this guy is kinda spooky cute & I read the whole tutorial without breaking out in a cold sweat LOL :)

  13. Oh my...this is a fantastic altered spider. Love the metal texture bits and your webbed paper. Great embellishing!

  14. Adorable Barb! Love the pen nibs added on this Guy!

  15. That is one cool looking spider :)

  16. WOW! that is an amazing spider!!!! love all the layers and details you used to create him! Love the metal!

  17. This is an awesome project Barbara- and I love that its a Terminator spider lol

  18. I would so frame that sucker and display it

  19. What a great idea and very original.

  20. The steampunk spider of awesomeness!!! Love it and think my oldest daughter and I will have to try out your process. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Not a fan of spiders, but I do like him. The metallic claw marks are perfect.

  22. Barbara your spider is WICKED cool! I love all the details! The pen nibs and hardware are fabulous additions! Thank you for being a part of my blog hop! I always love seeing your creations!!