October 18, 2014

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

It's Steampunk time again  and this was such a fun project to make. 
Every girl should have the ultimate closet to keep her couture in and that is what I made with this paper mache box. 
 The dress on the left was created by making the corset first then adding the skirt as well as the ruffles and embellishments. I will be doing a tutorial on this technique in a later post. I added a dowel inside the closet for the dress to hang properly on a coat hanger ready for that special occasion.  
The inside of the closet furniture and picture frame (mirror) are all chipboard pieces from Blue Fern "Second Hand Furnishings". I used 3D paint to add details to the pieces first, then applied their base coat. Once dried, Rub N Buff in Antique Gold was applied to provide an antique look. I used Ideology Mirrored Paper and glued it on the back of the picture frame to create a mirror. The clock was created by making a custom mold using Amazing Putty and I pressed Sculpty Clay inside and once cured I applied Rub N Buf to the top. 
The inside of the closet was painted teal and while still damp I applied a paper towel and pulled it off so that it created a chipped worn look. The paper for the walls of the closet are from G45 Steampunk Debutant collection. On the back wall dampened the paper and ripped a hole to give an "aged" appearance. 
The mannequin on the right I've had in my stash for years. I Mod Podged 7 Gypsys Tissue paper and sprayed Lindy's Stamp Gang Treasure Island Aqua for a pretty glow. The wings were made from an old heart earring which I cut in half and it made the perfect wings. Using assorted laces I created her dress. Then added some cogs, chain with watch and love heart. Butterfly is from G45 Steampunk Debutant and was fussy cut then Glossy Accents was applied. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting ! xoxo Toni

Fun, fun, fun project and I would happily like to contribute this piece to the following challenges: 
That Craft Place - Girls But No Pink
The Cracked Mirror - Body Beautiful -Something Featuring the Human Form
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes 
Sandee & Amelie's Steampunk - Steampunk Couture


Vickie Y said...

Beautiful project! Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics Challenge.

Brigitte said...

Il love your creation, altered box, dresses, colors, everything is perfect !
thank you for your participation at Sandee & Amelie steampunk challenges

Claudia N. said...

LOVE love love it! I think it's stinkin' cute and full of Steampunk magic .... and it so reminds me of my beloved Barbie take away cupboard with all her lovely dresses in it.... ;)

I just wish the dresses back than had been only half as beautiful as the two you have created! This is absolutely brilliant and such an enchanting creation!

Thank you so much for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!!!

Claudia x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Love your closet - genius project hun. your WORDS
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Margik said...

I love your wonderful creation!

crafty creations said...

An amazing and imaginative creation love it

cheryl said...

oh this is stunning,the detail is just amazing I love,this to bits,bless you for playing at that craft place this week hugs Cherylxxx

May said...

Stunning project...Love all the amazing detail...the dresses & colours are so beautiful....Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics...Hugs May x x x

Little Artbee said...

Ganz traumhafte Kreationen hast du da geschaffen. Wer möchte Sowas nicht mal besitzen, zu schön.
Liebe Grüße

Mary Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous Toni! Love the sewing machine and the mirror. of course the dress forms are fantastic. Congrats on your win for Girls but no Pink. -- Mary Elizabeth

art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.