I'm joining in again with PaperArtsy's next challenge
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 :)