Step 5: Paint Mr. Potato Head to Look Steampunk

Paint everything black with acrylic paint or spray paint. Detail shot. Everything looks like one solid color. Every nook and cranny is covered. It was easier for me to get full coverage by taking the toy apart and painting in pieces.

Wait for the black coat to dry. Then, mix the yellow, silver, and copper paint to your liking. If you can take your toy apart, I suggest you paint it in pieces. Dry brush your paint onto your toy. Make sure to brush even strokes in one direction. Let the some of the black color show through. Leave the edges and seams black to create more depth.

Last but on least my potato head needs an eye shining through his monocle. I want him to look alive!

So, there you have it! Steampunk Mr. Potato Head. Enjoy!!!

I'm also selling some fun items on Society6: 
Iphone Skin
Iphone Case
Art Prints

For more process photos, click here .
For More Spudnik Photos, click here .

Also, view more of my work at www.amongmadpeople.com and say hello!

<p>fab !!</p>
<p>Thank you!</p>
<p>Whoa, COOL!!!</p>
<p>This is some serious awesomeness!! Thanks for sharing. </p>
Mr.Potato AWESOME!!!
Very unique Idea ^_^
Very cool. I like how you turned it around to make a big mouth.
That is so awesome
I'm also selling some fun items on Society6:<br> <br> <a href="http://society6.com/sarahcalvillo/Spudnik-Steampunk-Blueprints_Phone-Skin">Iphone Skin</a><br> <a href="http://society6.com/sarahcalvillo/Spudnik-Steampunk-Blueprints_iPhone-Case">Iphone Case </a><br> <a href="http://society6.com/sarahcalvillo/Spudnik-Steampunk-Blueprints_Print">Art Prints</a><br> <br> Enjoy!
Wow. This is incredible! I love this! I like the wifey idea someone submitted, too.<br>Also just thought you might like to see this steampunk art that's available on iphones and ipads. <br><br>http://www.squidoo.com/steampunk-iphone-and-ipad-cases
Oh man, I just went through your process photos and I gotta say... I really appreciate your attention to detail. This seems like such a fun project to make. Love your concept sketches, the ingenious use of materials, and the final piece.<br>Great instructable. Sir Spudnik Von Trap looks fantastic!<br>LOVE IT :)
Great Idea i will try doing it
Hey guys and gals! I just posted my 2nd Steampunk Toy tutorial. If you enjoyed the tutorial please, vote for me in the Epilog contest or the Holiday Gift Contest. I would love your support. I could use that Laser cutter to make more art and craft projects for you! Thanks again!<br><br>For tutorial, view here:<br>https://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Explorer-Toy-Set-Telescope-and-Steampun/
Well you have my vote. I liked this kind of thing before, but I only just realised that steampunk was steampunk. I love it.<br>Any chance you'd be selling one or two of these?
That is amazingly done. I would LOVE to have that.....
This is so gloriously awesome, I have no other words. Great job dude.
That. Is. Awesome. 'Nuff said.
figgin sweet <br>
Looks like Dr. Robotnic from Sonic
Really sweet! I love the paint job. And the eye turned out to be the perfect finishing touch.
Some guy made a Mr. Potatohead into a 'Stompa' from Warhammer 40k. ^-^
it's more like a Killa Kan for me
haha this thing is AUSOME!!! Also it somewhat remind me of the movie 9.
it totally reminded of nine too!
It seems like everyone is converting everthing in to steam punk and frankly I'm getting tired of the whole concept. But this is the coolest steampunk item I have ever seen! Your instructable is also very well written. Thanks alot!
This is awesome. I think it'd be easier for me to just buy one from you, though. Totally cool!
I could stare at a soap dispenser all day (note: but I wouldn't) and not think of the fact that it could be used as toy gun bits. Thank you! That is an invaluable idea! But I still say whatever leftover piping you had for the legs is far superior to any household item I have ever seen in my house. Also you made shaping/smoothing things of Premo look deceptively simple. ;) Excellent work - and I'm sure it was a lot of work!
That's pretty rad!
You need to make this guy a Mrs. Potatohead wifey... with perhaps more swordy instruments at her disposal, to compliment his firepower? Jawdroppingly awesome, old chap!
love your instructions, it turned out great. I'm going to try to make one for a Christmas gift.
A cultural icon goes Steampunk-awesome! Great detail on the Instructable including photos. Thanks.
I teach kids this stuff, and they are going to love doing this. I will send you results if I remember.
Great art!
Great work!! I Love it.. Jax
What a great job! Someday, maybe...I'd rather just buy yours! Awesome beyond anything I've seen on this site!
Oh, Want this, Bad!
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haha, that's awsome
Wow, he's excellent! Thanks for sharing the entire build.
That is totally awesome and just slightly disturbing! It looks like it should be stalking the little sack people from the movie 9 ;) good work!
yea man, i love that movie
Hey! Way to hit the ground running with an awesome Instructable.

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