This 'Sewing Room' Bigz die by Tim Holtz Alterations/Sizzix
is my current favourite and as you can see from the photo above
I cut a few shapes from mountboard.
Although the mountboard is quite thick anyway, I stuck three
layers together with Liquitex Matte Medium
and the forms now feel a bit like wood, nice and sturdy.
I attached old music paper and book text to the forms.
Coloured with some water soluble crayons
and made some wings with cotton fabric and dressmaking tissue.
Here's what they look liked finished
Here's some close ups
I covered this one with Distress Crackle Paint (Clear Rock Candy)
and once dry and crackled, rubbed some Distress Ink
into the cracks (Dusty Concord).
I had some of the seam binding ribbon left over
from a previous project so that became a belt.
The other one was totally different, very grungy.
I really like the wings.
They are a layer of cotton fabric, dressmaking pattern
and a few layers of Mod Podge.
I machine stitched around the edge once totally dry.
They're adhered to the back with E6000.
This shot (above) shows just how thick the three layers of mountboard are.
.... and finally here's what the backs look like.
Which do you prefer, pretty or grungy?
I think I'm leaning towards the grungy, but then again I like the pretty!
(and no, I'm not mentioning Harry Hill - lol)
Thanks for looking x