Sunday, 6 May 2012

Steampunk Sunday

Before: Polystyrene dress forms, chipboard wings and wooden spools
 Crafty sunday with my friends Bibi and Sam today, and it was so good to get together and have a laugh and chat while crafting.  Today we made steampunk angels inspired by SnazzyStamps stand at Ally Pally in April.
I've had the dress forms sitting in my craft cupboard for a couple of years just waiting for the right project.
I'm a big steampunk fan and really enjoyed making this.  Embossed foil tape with sizzix clock, tim holtz diamond plate and riveted metal texture fades, gear brads under unembossed tape and covered the dress form.  Painted foil with black gesso then rubbed some off to highlight the texture.  Added charms, and gave Sam one of my frozen charlotte heads I'd bought from Mario's shop on Tim's cruise last year.  Bibi's of course had to have some bling on it - I'm sure she'll add some more when she's at home :)
Decided mine didn't look quite finished so added a beadcap and lightbulb.
After: Steampunk Angels



Angel of  steampunk

back view

I've been playing with panpastel, taking Donna Downeys' online workshops and really enjoying this new medium - and I've even created a page in my inspiration journal that I made about a year ago!

Panpastel inspiration - in her heart she knew she was an artist

bead gel stencilled heart coloured with panpastel


Kathy Eddy said...

I love your angels and also so sad to hear of your loss. Your journal is fantastic too, but those steampunk angels really rock!

Sharon Sutton said...

Those angels turned out wonderful!!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Hi Yvonne. So sorry for your loss. You are looks amazing and I hope it's a great outlet for you. Love the angels and the DD-inspired page.