|This lovely lady stands 8 inches tall|
I just finished a new steampunk piece that I have been half halfheartedly working on for quite some time. You know how that goes??? You have the basic idea and start but then you just get busy? Lose interest? Or lose your mojo? BUT when it all comes together...it's a happy day. And so it is for this project. "SHE" started as a Steampunk Cameo Stand-Up from RetroCafeArt. I knew that I wanted to replace the Masonite gears with REAL metal ones but where to go from there?
I also like to make the pieces appear functional so I mounted her on a 2x 2" box. I covered the body with Graphic 45 original Steampunk Gear paper but it was just too plain. Add a little texture with Glossy Accents and the pattern from a non-stick mat and voila. I then covered it with Martha Stewart Patina paint and it now looks like some rich marble.
|The body is covered with paper, |
Glossy Accents and paint.
|A close-up view of the details |
making up the hair.