It's my turn again on the
I have always been drawn to anything Steampunk, so this was a work of love for me.
I start with a plain paper mache mannequin that I painted with Heavy Black Gesso.
Next I added several colors of Silks acrylic paints to the body, and gold acrylic paint with Treasure Gold pastes to the stand.
The large Steampunk Wings were covered with Platinum Crackle Texture Paste using a sponge square.
I glued strips of trim in a criss-cross design onto the mannequin, then sprayed with different colors of ArtDeco Acrylic Shimmers.
I added large black Ric-Rac and other trims and lace to the bodice. Then more paint and Treasure Gold pastes.
This is a close-up shot of the lace that's been painted with White Gesso as the last layer, and dazzled with Glass Beads and Glass Glitter using Matte Gel.
Now I start to lay out the pieces of metal for the next layer. I painted the Leaves with Silver Mixative Alcohol Ink to brighten it up.
This Large Flower Mechanical has the center removed so I could use it as the collar.
The Label Plate is sanded and polished with a Vintaj Reliefing Block to make the high points shine. Then I painted the accents in with Vintaj Patina Paints.
The Prima Paper Flowers have a dusting of Antique Silver Art Sugar, and the Medium Flower Mechanicals are glazed with Copper Inka Gold.
I added the Glass Beads with Gloss Gel to the openings in the Leaves and the trim. Copper Inka Gold is rubbed over these as well.
The Vintage Center is glued over 2 brass arrows with more Copper Inka Gold.
I used a Tassel on the collar and added some large Turquoise Pearls. The various gears and Mechanicals are glued to the wings with 3D Matte Gel. Each wingtip has a black rhinestone.
The Wings are colored with Distress Inks and a final topcoat of Copper Inka Gold Paste.
I love how the Purples, Turquoises, Copper and Golds all make this
Steampunk Princess Warrior
come to life.
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Finnabair/Prima Products Used: Heavy Black Gesso, Heavy White Gesso, Platinum Crackle Paste, 3D Matte Gel, 3D Gloss Gel, Glass Beads-Licorice, Glass Beads-Plum, Platinum Glass Glitter, Art Sugar-Antique Silver, Prima Paper Flowers
Finnabair Mechanicals: Tassel, Plated Labels, Flowers Large, Flowers Medium, Leaves 1, Vintage Centers, Washers #1.
Other Products at Mixed Media Place: Vintaj Patinas-Verdigris and Amethyst, Distress Inks-Black Soot and Seedless Preserves, Silks-Teal Zircon, Key Lime, Boysenberry, Alcohol Ink Mixatives-Silver.
Retro Cafe Art Gallery-Large Steampunk Wings
DecoArt-Shimmer Mist-White and Violet, Media Fluid Acrylics-Interference Gold
Treasure Gold-Rose and Quartz andTreasure Brass, Inka Gold Metallic Rub-Copper, Paper Mache Dress Form, X-Large Black Ric-Rac, Vintaj Reliefing Block, Various Gears and Ephemera, Black Rhinestones, Turquoise Pearls, Lace, Trims, Junkyard Findings.