Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Boot Sale Bronze


     Welcome to a new project for Altered Eclectics, where anything goes as long as it's altered art or mixed media (no cards, ATC's or scrap layouts). You should pop over and take a look at the variety of artwork on show, it's amazing!
     This little beauty started life with me as a rather shabby, pre-loved manikin found at a boot sale. She used to have a velvet body with beads hanging around the bottom but that all came off the day she arrived in the Crafter Cavern.

     Once striped bare she had a good rub down and then a few body enhancing changes with flexible filler, then another rub down, which left her with a nice smooth surface.
     Using Sizzix Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes and grey board I cut several shapes out and glued them on to the manikin with Cosmic Shimmer PVA.
     To begin the painting process I covered her with a coat of Cosmic Shimmer White Gesso Primer, I was pleasantly surprised to find one coat was enough.

     When the gesso was dry I began to paint patches of colour all over the manikin. Once the colours where dry I went over with a brown acrylic to tone it down a little.
     Leaving the paint to dry thoroughly seemed like an age but it was only about an hour. I really wanted to get started with the Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Waxes, I used Chic Pumpkin and Autumn Bronze .
   
     There are small areas of Chic Pumpkin and larger areas of Autumn Bronze because it has that perfect dark brown hue.
     I then had to be patient again, to allow the wax to set, buffing it up too early would remove some of it and I'd have to do it a second time.
     With an old duster I buffed the manikin all over, being careful not to rub the ends of the swirls too hard. It came up with a gorgeous sheen to it. It had all been an experiment to see if it what was in my head would transfer, via my hands, to the manikin. I am happy to say that I think it did, it's not until you pick it up that you realise it 's too light to be metal.

     You have a whole month to create something, anything as long as it's altered art or mixed media, no cards. We would love to see what you make at Altered Eclectics.

I would like to enter my manikin in the following challenges:
Creative Moments - Anything But A Card
613 Avenue Create - A True Anything Goes...No Twist
Artful Times Challenge - In The Style Of Tim Holtz
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Altered Art/Mixed Media Only
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze - Anything Goes




11 comments:

  1. Rocky what an elegant and classic makeover! Very inspiring. Thank you for joining in at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge.

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  2. Beautiful creation-sure looks like real bronze! thanks for playing with us at Through the Purple Haze!
    Carolyn, DT

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  3. Super what a great idea....love it.

    Fiona dT
    TTPH

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  4. Wow this is so different and I love it. Gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing it with us at TTPH this time.
    hugs
    Dawn TTPH DT xxx

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  5. Wow!!! This does look like bronze! I like the touches of green patina. Great work.

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  6. Beautiful makeover! The coloration is beautiful! Very nicely crafted! Thanks for leaving this on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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  7. This is gorgeousness at its best hun.. pleased you an eclectic girlie and with my Rhedd's Creative Spirit DT hat on well done my friend xx

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  8. Fabulous makeover. Thank you for joining us on Artful Times.

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  9. Great makeover work. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with us at TTCRD this week and hope to se you again in our next challenge// Zora DT

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  10. beautiful creation.
    thanks for joining in the fun at TTPHC.
    hugs
    Jo dt

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  11. Beautiful creation... wonderful creativity .thanku for joinging us at Creative moments
    hugs Kristyn DT

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