i am so happy to be Guest designing today over at "Scrapki-wyzwaniowo",one of my favorite mixed media challenge blog.The theme for this months challenge is "Altered art ",and i made a altered mannequin in steam-punk style.
I was hoarding this dress form for quiet a long time,its quiet flat,so adding some nice frilly dress to it doesnt workout. Suddenly the steam-punk style idea clicked and it really worked well for this shape.To give more dimension i added tim holtz wings die cuts to it,and for the flower arrangement in the center i added lots of light paste n cheese cloth to elevate it n give some depth.Adding a base was not a part of my initial idea, but due to heaviness on top,it started falling down,so added a circle base with chipboard and decorated it to match the dress form.
I added lots of flowers,metal embellishments and gears,few things releated to dress form for the steam-punk look.
For the coloring part i used "Colourarte" primary element-Teal zicron mixed with clear glaze.For highlights used "Deco art" metallic luster silver.Teal with silver is one of my most fav combo n it never fails you,love how it turned out.
You still have 10 more days to take part in the challenge n win some amazing goodies,dont forget to visit the Scrapki-wyzwaniowo blog for amazing mixed media inspiration.