This month's challenge at River Of Creativity is all about Fashion Sense. It's a challenge for all creative projects, so if you have made a new dress or knitted a new top you can enter them, we would love to see your work.
I have a polystyrene head which I covered with cling film and then approximately 8 layers of papier mache. Once completely dry I cut the head open at the back and removed the polystyrene form. Using hot glue and a selection of clean stones from the garden I weighted the bottom inside.
I pulled the head back together and sealed the wound with three layers of papier mache - an old newspaper and some PVA glue.
The next step was to use pieces of aluminium tape to cover the newsprint and the shapes, taking care to use a ball tool around the shapes to flatten the edges and define the swirls. Then it was time to break out the black acrylic paint, this was sponged all over the head, then just before it dried completely I rubbed some of it off so it had a distressed look. It's easy to touch up any areas you're not happy with but you can get messy hands, good thing it's all water based.
Then came the fun part, trying to decide which bits and bobs to put on the head. The mask was a must, it helps define the face as the features are not strong. I was originally going to cover it with bling but having used aluminium tape it already had shine before anything else was added. It ended up with a tiny tiara, earrings, necklace and lots of stud earrings popped in on the swirls. Everything was attached with hot glue so I had to work fast, I made a few mistakes and had to peel things off, patch and try again, but I did enjoy making it.
The last one I made was for a headphone stand but I have no idea what this one will be used for....yet. I have also kept the polystyrene shape just incase I feel like making another one.
I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
Creative Artiste - #75 Anything Mixed Media Top 3
Watercooler Wednesday - #323 Cathy's Challenge - All Things Feminine
Mixed Media Lovers - #5 Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe - #273 Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - #9-2021 Anything Goes DT Fav
Love To Craft - #62 Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle - #45 Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - September Anything Goes