The next step was treating my chipboard with walnut ink and beginning the assembling of the Feathers to create the lion’s “mane”. After a while, I decided this was the craziest notion that I have ever had … and almost trashed this poor little guy numerous times.But I finally just kept pushing though and am so glad that I did.
I adore him now!
Here’s a close-up of the feathers which I just added around the face of the Steampunk Cat to create a “mane” … and stacked as needed for dimension. When looking for a ribbon for the top of my tag, I found this cool eyelash trim from years ago and snagged it to add more texture to the mane.
Of course, then I started adding some highlights and lowlights with acrylic paints, gesso and walnut ink. There is a bit of Cinammon Stickles here and there.
And a view from the side.
Isn’t he grand?
And here is a quick pic that I took outdoors.
I hope this will inspire you to think outside the box and get creative! It can be so rewarding. Thanks to all of you who were able to participate in our 5th birthday Crop! So fun! There are still a few days to play along with our September challenge and hopefully win a $50 voucher to the Creative Embellishments store! Here is a link to the Challenge.
See you soon!
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