Thursday, May 12, 2016

Clockwork Angel Altered Dress Form ~ Creative Embellishments

Hi Crafty Friends! Today, I have a project created for the Creative Embellishments Design Team to show you -  a dress form I altered using a whole lot of Creative Embellishments Chipboard pieces! I am calling this piece my Clockwork Angel! It was SO fun to make!

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I started off altering the dress form by gluing on the lace and all the chipboard items. I have used a variety of different sized of CE Gears around the entire dress form. I have also used the Bicycle Chain Borders, a Door Knocker, Clock Hands, and Keys. The winged CE Chipboard is the gorgeous Steampunk Heart with Wings - I added the top of one of the chipboard keys to this to make it look like you could turn the gears in the heart. Once all the chipboard pieces were in place, I added a few Prima metal embellishments and some half pearls and then started painting the dress form with both black and white gesso. I focused the black gesso on the bottom of the dress form and the white gesso on the top, blending them in the middle. Once the gesso dried, I sprayed the entire dress form with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mist in Steampunk Sepia. Once it was dry again, I started playing with colour using the new Finnabair Art Extravagance Metallique Paints by Prima. And I just KEPT playing with different colours until I was happy with the results. Finally, I added some Finnabair Art Extravagance Antique Silver Crackle Texture Paste in places and finished off the dress form with some Hematite glass beads. Lots more pictures below to show you all the details!

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RIGHT SIDE

LEFT SIDE

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I hope you enjoyed seeing my Clockwork Angel Altered Dress Form - it is on display in my craft room now and I just love it! Happy Crafting!

4 comments:

Joann Alexander said...

This is gorgeous! And you are truly kind to share your art techniques with us!

Monica said...

I think I am drooling over it everyplace I see it. How tall is it?

mamablitger said...

Sarah your dressform is awesome. I LOVE what you did to alter it. It looks fantastic. I adore your details, the colors , the chipboards.
Thank you so much for sharing your art. You are so talented. It is such a lovely inspiration to enjoy your work.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Shirley Manuel said...

Absolutely Fabbylous I am in Awe of this piece of Art.💖