Steampunk and Cahones
So I've had this little lady completed for some time, but honestly haven't had the cahones to put her 'out there' for everyone to see and judge. Even though I'm quite pleased with her, as I was taking her picture I thought of several things I would've done differently. I guess that's true with a lot of my work--that irritating, perfectionitis brat in my head constantly has me doubting and reevaluating. Do you know this brat?
Anyway, enough whining & back to the goodness. M'lady is a masonite art doll from Retro Cafe Art that was super affordable and easy to assemble. I absolutely
L❤VE this site and their Design Team is off-the-chain (check out my list of Artists I Stalk). I created her face using paperclay and a Sculpey mold, and glued on tiny brads (with pinchers cut off) as faux rivets on the 'legs'. Finnabair rust pastes and waxes grunged her up nicely, and I found a cool steampunky heart (HobLob) to alter and chain beneath her torso. A lot of the work was done for me with the embellishments, since I'm obviously not forging my own metal flowers in my living room 😉. Just add a little bit of distressing and glue those suckers on! Wallah!
My favorite parts are her wings and face. The crackle is so delicate and I love her amused expression. I think I'll concentrate on all the positives of this piece and tell Bratty McBratterton to hit the road.😎
Thanks for taking the time!