May Arts and Basically Bare Fun From Jen22 August 2012 | By admin in Altered Art, Dress Forms
Jen Matott here to share a fun project that I did with May Arts ribbon and Basically Bare products!
I had some of our Gears left over from a previous project and added in some of our new frames and a hat! The dressform was so much fun to alter!!! Here are some close ups of my Steampunk wall hanging!
The cardboard dress form from Basically Bare was altered by ripping some of the top layer off, stamped with a VersaMark pad and embossed with WOW embossing powder in Ultra Gold first. I then did the same with Copper Regular powders. Finally, I stamped some text
from the Rubber Cafe’s Steampunk set and embossing it with Black Glint powder. The skirt was made with 1/2 a doily folded around and then a ruffle of May Arts 2″ Solid Stripe ribbon with a pretty bow around her middle!
Here’s the cute little black top hat from Basically Bare’s Hats & Staches set. I just tied a piece of May Arts Faux Linen ribbon through a metal gear and glued some feathers and a stick pin in for a fun Steampunk look.
The backing board is a piece of chipboard that I covered with tissue pattern and modeling paste through a stencil of gears (Prima). I added some Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos in Champagne. The rest of the gears were embossed with WOW Embossing powder, stamps from Rubber Cafe (Steampunk set), and metal circles and Rubber Cafe bling.
The acrylic frame is stamped with StazOn using the same stamps. I also stamped the wing and embossed with copper power and colored the rest with Black Licorice Gelato. I added a felt key embossed in silver and some pewter brads too! The final touch was some of the May Arts ribbon looped through a book ring for hanging and attached to the back of the piece. The bottom piece was cut with a ribbon edge for a pretty finish!
This was so fun to make and I absolutely LOVE May Arts ribbon! It is so lush and gorgeous! Hope you enjoyed my Steampunk wall hanging!