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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Dressing up in Steampunk Style

Hi Folks, here's a sample showing over on the Chocolate Baroque Design Team Blog today. I'm giving a more detailed description of how I made it over here.

I love using these dress forms, as they are cheap, but look great once they are altered. I painted the base firstly with a coat of gesso, then a coat of acrylic paint and let these dry. I stamped some tissue paper with the images that I wanted to use, and coloured some of the areas with various shades of browns and oranges, using my Polychromos pencils as I know that these do not bleed when using Matte Medium. I cut around the images, and applied them to the dress form and the base, using Matte Medium, covering the top as well. This helps the tissue paper to disappear into the background fairly well.

I then applied a coat of beeswax, using a large brush. I melted this with my heat gun to smooth out any thick areas, and then let it set again. I buffed the whole thing with a duster, to bring up a nice shine.




I stamped a couple of butterflies onto brown card using copper EP, which I cut out and added to the project, using rusty keys for their bodies. I then made some flowers using metal and crinoline. I used the peony die to cut these out, and coloured the crinoline with Rusty Hinge Distress Stain. I embossed the metal shapes with an embossing folder, and then wiped the raised areas with alcohol ink to remove some of the colour. I fixed the layers together with some faux screw brads.




The last touch was to add some copper wire to the stem of the project.




I'll be back in a few days with another explanation. I hope you'll pop back! Thanks for stopping by, xx

16 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

wow looks stunning.

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Fantastic. Looks so beautiful.
lovely greet
Marja

Caroline said...

WOW this is stunning. Caroline xxx

Kate M said...

Awesome!
Kate
xx

Mrs O crafty blog said...

WOW!! Your work is always awesome Judith.. Loving these choc B stamps Px

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

This is an amazing project Judith, so gorgeous & creative. Love the colour combo and your use of the stamps. Have a great day! Shirleyx

Gerrina said...

Great way to alter this! Love the colour combination! Greetings, Gerrina

Paula (PEP) said...

I absolutely love the colours & the way you used the wire around the 'pole.'
My favourite part is the stamping around the base - those flowers & cogs echo the roundness of the base so beautifully & i was staggered by your idea of the rusty keys for the butterfflies' bodies. The shine you achieved with the beeswax is incredible & I love the way you placed that collar.
Paula (PEP)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Judith particularly like the way you have placed the stamping round the neckline and the use of beeswax is ingenious.
Suexxx

Zoe said...

Fabulous Judith xxx

Barbara said...

It's fabulous Judith....got to admit, I'm not a fan of Steampunk, but this is great xx

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Judith this is absolutely awesome! I love steampunk and this is just amazing. Thank you for sharing.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Lexie said...

That's just fab.
xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous.xxx

WeirdCat said...

Beautiful piece of work,
Ruth x

Abbie721 said...

Just stunning my lovelie xx

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