Sarah here today to share a project I created using the Creative Embellishments Steampunk Dress Form 1 as the centerpiece of my design. I just love this dressform with its gorgeous big angel wings and wanted to show it off – so I dressed it up with a handmade paper skirt and created a fun mixed media background on canvas to showcase it. I’ve also used sections of the Mini Brick Panel chipboard to decorate the canvas.

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The wings of this piece were actually attached to skirt of the dressform, so I did some fancy trimming to free them so they could rest on top of the handmade paper skirt. To decorate the dressform , I started out with a coat of white gesso. I then painted the wings with Silks Acrylic Glaze in Ice and the dress form body with Silks Acrylic Glaze in Silver Bells.  Finally, I added some Finnabair Glass Glitter in Sterling to the wings to give them lots of sparkle. The background and skirt were made using Prima Printery collection papers.

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For the bits of the brick panel, I first primed the chipboard with a coat of white gesso. Then, I painted the bricks with Silks Acrylic Glaze in  Yellow Rose. I wanted the bricks to blend a bit more with the purple and green in the background, so I rubbed sections of the brick pieces with Silks Acrylic Glazes in Pomegranate or Teal Zircon to match the background colour. Finally, I added some Finnabair glass beads in Licorice and some green glass beads from my stash to the brick sections to add extra texture and interest to the canvas.Sarah-Wings-Collage-900p

Here are another couple of angles of the full canvas.

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