Hi Blogging friends here to show you my project for The Mirror Crack'd Challenge Blog this month.
And this is how it started:
If you are interested, I purchased this from Hobbycraft and had no idea at all when I got it, what I would do with it but just knew it would be interesting to alter.
As this month's theme for the Mirror Crack'd is The Body Beautiful it seemed like a good time to use it.
Although the body is beautiful in it's own right, it is even better when embellished and as hands are meant to hold things I looked for something that might be appropriate and decided on the dragonfly by Tim Holtz.
If you have ever been lucky enough for a dragonfly to land on your hand you will know how beautiful they are and I hope mine are too.
I started by die cutting the dragonfly in craft and holographic card and then acetate.
I used Distress embossing powder to decorate the body of the dragonfly as seen below.
Next I rubbed over the die cut insects with black ink and die cut the cogs which would build up the texture on the arm.
The cogs were attached randomly to the arm and hand.
I continued with this until complete and then covered it with builders foil strip. You may remember seeing me use this before when I made Mini BP the Steampunk robot.
It is sticky on the back, comes in different widths and is very cheap to buy.
Here is my lovely tool box full of metal working equipment by Walnut Hallow.
Once the whole thing is covered and the metal smoothed into place, I covered the whole thing with black acrylic paint and then rubbed over to remove the excess.
To seal this, I painted on Mod Podge and left it to dry.
You can see the texture stands out really well.
I attached the dragonflies with metal screw brads,
and completed the piece by adding a number of the brads around the arm and hand.
I am not usually a big lover of holographic card but this just works for me Lol!
Now it's time to pop over to look at what my fellow Team Members have made this month and maybe join in the challenge.
I am entering this in the following challenges:
A Vintage Journey. "Heavy Metal"
Country View challenges. "Sparkle and Shine"
Left Of Centre. Challenge # 48
Hope you enjoyed looking.
Happy crafting and thanks for stopping by,