October 21, 2013

A Ghoulish Steampunk Halloween Assemblage

I think I should warn you. If  black humor is not your thing, then please skip this post. The creation, I show you today, is quite macabre.
Some weeks ago I got an old clockwork with several metal arms. One stuck out to the side and the idea of a Halloween gibbet creation popped up in my mind immediately. I started with the skeleton and then piece by piece the  assemblage evolved.

Steampunk Halloween Assemblage

I admit, I giggled when I created this sign. Yeah, I know, pretty morbid but hey, it’s Halloween!

Halloween Steampunk Assemblage
Gibbet Detail Clock
The undertaker advertisement is soldered between two pieces of glass.

Gibbet Detail Undertaker Ad
I found the great images of the skeleton, the crow, the clock face and the undertaker ad over at The Graphics Fairy. Thank you, Karen! You had just what I needed for this assemblage.

There are still some more Halloween creations and decorations I’d like to show you. Hopefully you’re not too shocked about my macabre gibbet and will come back.
Have a great week!


I’ll be joining
Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy
What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
Be Inspired at Common Ground


Anonymous said...

Julia this is exciting, macabre and so very creative, I love it although it is rather dark in humour LOL.
The detail, the execution (excuse the pun!!!!) of the artwork - this should be in a Stampington & co publication.
A fabulous start to my Blogging week visiting your post.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

You are just amazing, my dear Julia:)Love it.Happy Brag Monday.

Anneke said...

dear Julia
this is so creative and i love it.
how are you doing and your little kitty?
i had mailed you before , but i think you are busy.
i wanted to give you my new blog url.

lasize.blogspot.nl is changed to one blog and this is the new url.

i hope we stay in contact and that you will follow me.
hugs to you.

Gloria Rodriguez said...

Wow! Love this, It looks so macabre...

Minna Perälä said...

What a piece of art. You are so clever and talented! Totally love it!!!!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

This is so cool!!! I will answer your email soon! I have a friend visiting for a few days and once she lives and I get back in the groove I will write! But spring sounds perfect ;). Xo

Jayne said...

I love it Julia, another fantastic creation with so many elements to it. look forward to seeing the others you are creating x

Rostrose said...

LIebstige Julia,
ich musste auch "giggeln" angesichts deiner schwarzhumorigen Kreation und des witzigen Schildes. Genau: Hej, it's Halloween - wer da seinen Humor verliert, soll den Kopf doch einfach in einen Kürbis stecken und warten, bis der November da ist. AUch deine Rabenschöpfungen finde ich sehr gelungen - echte geniale "Julias" halt! :o)
Ich drück dich feste und sag dir auch ganz, ganz ♥lich DANKE für deine lieben Zeilen zu meiner Mutter! Allerliebste Küschelbüschel und natürlich Tierchenstreichler und Pfotenwinker!!!

Mrs Beez said...

Very clever and brilliantly done. Love the gloom and doom messages and how you've incorporated the GF images. Coming to you via Brag Monday.

Dreaming of Vintage said...

I love this Julia!

Boxwood Cottage said...

Ah it's a steampunk creation now I see! Somehow I imagined something bigger and totally different. Very cool and interesting my dear and no refund ha ha if that isn't macabre lol also the one size fits all makes me laugh and buy one get one free is so good! The undertaker advertisement sign is so fab too with the little chain!
I'll answer your rather sad email later my friend! Sending you a very big hug! xoxo~ Carola

Dorthe said...

You are wonderful, my dear Julia,
what a fantastic piece of assemblage!
A gorgeous result, from the skeleton to the clock and other Steampunk adds, and the wonderful glass pendant !This is fun and so different,- LOVE!!
Have a great week ahead my friend...
My mail is on and off in functioning, and I might have to have someone look at it-and fix it , if it does not cooperate tomorrow !! You will soon hear from me .
Hugs and love, from Dorthe

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

Hey, if we can't have fun with macabre at this time of the year, when can we!? I love your creations, and the humor of it all. Have a great evening! XO Sue

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a fun a spooky creation.
Love your black humor!

marda said...

I'm a fan of black humor and this is just wonderful. What an imaginative assemblage. Thanks for showing it.

Shane Pollard said...

Gorgeous dear Julia - it tickled my funny bone!
What a contraption - and thanks to the Graphics Fairy, those signs are wonderful!
LOve your soldered piece - so creative Julia

Shane x

Yitte said...

This is so creative. I love the signs and the scary items . Wow.


Maelchen said...

Ich habe wirklich gelacht, liebe Julia, damit habe ich nicht gerechnet! Dein Blog ist voll zarter, ätherischer Spitzenarbeiten, sodaß ein an einem Uhrwerk baumelndes Skelett eine absolute Überraschung ist. Und trotzdem ist auch darin Dein Stil erkennbar! Hut ab. Eine grausig-schöne Installation!
Liebe Grüße

Olga Siedlecka said...

I love your imagination :)