Monday, July 7, 2014
I started this canvas for a SOE/SOD dress form swap but also wanted to enter it into other challenges.
This is an 8x10 canvas. I always apply gesso first. I then used some Cherry Lynn dies that I got from Etsy (CheerfulScrapper link here) and applied more gesso since the dies were black. Then I figured out where the gears should go and added foam dots to some to give it a 3D effect and added some buttons. I used E6000 to glue the gears/cogs/buttons. 3 stencils/masks frame the edges of this canvas.
Next I used sprays and mists to get the steampunk metal vibe. I usually grab some browns, greens, blues, and of course copper. I spray the lighter colors first and work from there. I waited for everything to dry and then applied Egyptian Gold Twinling H2O's to highlight the dies/buttons/stencils (I learned most of this from watching Gabrielle Pollaco's YouTube video)
*side note-the brown "dots" on the paper towel are made from my Starbucks cup and brown Archival ink. I used this on the birdcage (household item challenge)
Dress form-I hand cut (is this called fussy cutting?) the dress form and layered it using another household item and cardboard. This is a pic of all the household items I used! A plastic piece that held some cookies, some foam padding from a package I received, my Starbucks coffee cup, and leather.
Now, I had to walk away from this project for a bit because I had no idea what to do to finish the dress form. I grabbed my phone and felt leather! That made me remember I had leather pieces left over from another Steampunk project phone cover I did. happy dance!
I cut the leather into strips to look like a skirt, added some washi tape that I pleated over the top and viola! I had a skirt! The top is made from scrapbook paper, some bling, and a small butterfly I hand cut as well. (I didn't use the bicycle on this canvas). Whew! Done!
This canvas will be entered into the following challenges:
SOE/SOD dress for swap on their facebook page
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #2-around the house (HERE)
Altered Eclectics-July (always an Anything Goes challenge) (HERE)
SandeeandAmelie-Inventions and Inventors July challenge for the 3D section. I am the inventor of this dress form canvas invention. (HERE)
Through the Craftroom Door-Anything Goes July (HERE)
Rhedds Creative Spirit-July Challenge-Altered Art Only (HERE)
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