Friday, 23 January 2015

PaperArtsy Blog Challenge No. 2: Shiny Stuff

I'm joining in again with PaperArtsy's next challenge
"Shiny Stuff".
Here's what Leandra says on her blog
"it's time to get in touch with your inner magpie! We are exploring metals, mica, beads, wire, jewellery, paint effects, Treasure Gold, in other words, all things shiny, rusty or metallic."

All the details may be found here
along with a YouTube video from Leandra which is what
actually inspired me to join in.

I made a paper sewing fairy called Phoebe (that name
apparently means bright, radiant and shining).

I'll show below with photos and not too many words how I made her.

 I used a stamp from Character Constructions
and some shiny plumber's tape which I roughed up a bit.

 I stamped onto card painted with 
Fresco Finish 'Sage' colour and stamped
the bodice part again onto the silver tape and layered it up.
The face is moulded from air dry clay.

I made the wings and bobbin feet with more of the silver tape
 stuck onto card and embossed with my Big Shot machine.
I coloured them randomly with a mixture of Viva Precious Metal Colour
and Alcohol Inks.  

 She's looking shiny!  
Next I added the arms with silver brads
and machine stitched the wings on.

With some 0.6 gauge silver coloured jewellery wire, I made
a cage to replicate the bottom of the dress form.

 Attached the face and wool hair with E6000 adhesive
and a wire hanging

(a hairbrush wouldn't go amiss!)

 Not very shiny at the back, but it's always good (I think) to
see how things are put together.

This current challenge runs for another 15 days so there's
plenty of time to get involved.

Thanks for looking :)


Hazel Agnew said...

Stunning project Sherry. Love the wings!

Sarah B said...

This really caught my eye as I scrolling through the projects - so imaginative - love her pretty face xx

Meggymay said...

An awesome project Sherry, she looks a real beauty.
Yvonne xx

Mrs A. said...

Phoebe is a another fantastic creation. I love her hooped skirt. Fabulous. Hugs Mrs A.

Deborah said...

Lover her shiny bodice and wings, Sherry. Good luck in the Paper Artsy challenge!

Алексровер Анна said...

Sherry, your dolls are always outstanding! Love shiny details, bright hair! Great work!!!!

Ira Huberts said...

Your little steampunk lady looks fabulous Sherry, love how you put her together and her hair is amazing! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Clare Lloyd said...

Brilliant project.

WendyK said...

Fabulous Sherry, love the whole thing. I still have two of your dolls hanging up on my display board. They are getting on in years now.
Wendy xx

kaybee said...

Great project, love the construction. Everyone should have a Phoebe!

Trish said...

Very shiny!

Jackie said...

Oh my, I'm lost for words! She is stunning. So awesome. Jx

Strangely Creative said...

Fantastic! Bang on trend and its brilliant! I salute you! xx

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Phoebe is adorable Sherry...Perhaps she needs a buddie??? Awesome project, thanks for joining us and sharing your talents!

JansArtyJunk said...

Wow... This is so cool Sherry... Love those wings!! X x

Emma said...

Beautiful made Sherry