Back in June, I took several Tim Holtz Classes at Absolutely Everything. While I was there I purchased a paper mache mannequin with the intention of rushing home and altering it. Well that did not quite happen, but once again Linda at L3 studios has motivated me with a challenge. This week's challenge is Riveted Patchwork from the book A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 2.
I really wanted this piece to be a reflection of my personality and style. I love girly colors pinks and purples so, to start with I painted the base and top with pink acrylic paint.
I then started in on my riveted patchwork. I love this technique, so fun and easy with what I think are amazing results. I then crackle painted the base and top over the pink paint. I love this old grungy kind of look.
I added the wings next. They are cut out of canvas, inked with Victorian Velvet Distress Stain, embossed and then I added some sparkle with a Pearl Paint Dabber. I also frayed the edges of the wings a bit.
I wanted to soften the angel mannequin up a bit so I added some vintage lace that I have had on hand for a while now. I really love this lace, and was just looking for the perfect place to use it. I inked the lace with Spun sugar, Milled Lavender, and Victorian Velvet Distress Stain.
Now time to add some embellishments.The top piece is a Tim Holtz Curio knob. I accordion folded some tissue tape and added it to the top to finish it off.
I also attached some lace chain to the curio knob so I could hang the Journey Key off of it.
I added some more lace chain and more charms.
Some Charms are grungy and some have a bit more bling to them.
Next up is the little plaque piece. I used a Tim Holtz Ornate Book Plate and inked it with Black Soot, Snow Cap, Cool Pearl, and Shell Pink Alcohol Ink. The piece behind the frame is a piece of canvas that I inked with Victorian Velvet distress stain. I then added the word inspire. The metal foliage pieces are embossed with Distress Embossing Powder.
Last but not least is the base. I spritz the base with some perfect pearls to give it a bit of shimmer. I then made some paper roses up and inked them with Victorian Velvet, Milled Lavender, and Spun Sugar Distress inks. I added some sparkle to the roses with stickles. Speaking of sparkle over at Simon Says Stamp and Show they are having A For the Love of Sparkle Challenge. I decided to submit his piece as it has quite a few elements that sparkle. Hop on over for a chance to win a gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp.
So this is it my altered angel mannequin that reflects me, both girly and grungy. Thank you for reading this far I hope you enjoyed this as much as I enjoyed creating her.