Thursday, 24 July 2014

CC3 Challenge 7 page 46 Painted Industrial

Seeing as this has been Steampunk inspired by Truth coffee shop, grab yourself a cup of joe and get ready for a photo heavy post.

This has been the most fabulous piece to play with!  I started with the life size blank traditional dress form which I bought from my local fabric shop.  I scribbled on her with white board marker to give me an idea of where I was going, not that I stuck to the design much, but it helped as a jumping point, and the fact that I could just rub it out and start again was so stress free!  I needed this as she was quite dear.
I then set about steampunking her using the Painted Industrial method shown in Tim's book called Compendium of Curiosities 3 on page 46.  Linda is hosting a challenge based on his book and chooses a different technique for each challenge.  You can read all the rules and join in here.  Every challenge has a Curiosity Crew's Choice winner where the  prize is sponsored by Tim Himself and then every odd numbered challenge like this one is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium.
This was how I started making her "skin"
I used a total of 5 different embossing folders.


Below you can see how I have distressed her skin with Black Soot Distress Paint after following the instructions.
To make the corset different from her skin, I decided to use the Walnut Stain Distress Paint and you can see how I constructed her corset below.
This is her in all her final glory!
I cannot tell you how many metres of sticky backed foil I have used on her, all I can say is a LOT!  My dear Vagabond ran overtime making all the embossed bits for me to stick in place.  


A bit of "skin" visible through the corset.

A close up of her chest where you can see I have added a game spinner from Tim's idea-ology line and some die cut cogs from his Gadget Gears die by Sizzix.
I wanted the back to look a little different from the front so I have made the clock embossed folder rather more aged looking by layering some of the antiqued bronze and walnut stain under the Black soot for extra colour and then took most of the black off the large cog folder so it shines out more on top of her blackened "skin" where I left more of the paint to dry before I stuck this cog on
I put her on a lazy susan and spun her around for this video I shot on my phone so you can see the whole effect in 3D.
I can't wait to take this in to the little habby shop where I buy all the trims, zips, thong and buckles as they do ask what I need all these things for if I don't sew and it was kind of hard to explain...I said I would have to show them when I was done!

54 comments:

  1. I have been waiting with bated breath to see this and am certainly not disappointed! Wow - this has to be the most fabulous piece of steampunk art I have seen - ever. It is superb! Anne x

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  2. Absolutely stunning piece of art. Really really amazing and beautifully designed and crafted

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  3. Bella I'm speechless! This is the best dress form I've ever seen. What a beautiful piece! This is a real winner! I enjoyed the step by step too. Karen.x

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  4. Wow, this is quite an ambitious project! She is beautiful. Are you going to make her a skirt? :)

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  5. Amazing! You rocked this! Loved seeing the steps. Your vision and art is so inspiring! Thank You. I'm tempted to try this on a smaller scale.

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  6. Wowza, Bella! This is amazing! i am in love with this piece! It is so obvious how much time you put into this! Fabulous!

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  7. WOW!! I knew it was going to look gorgeous, but WOW!! Hope you display it prominently once you've shown the shop the results. If you don't win the prize for this challenge I'll be amazed.

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  8. WOW! this is just amazing. She has turned out so beautiful I love it. All that hard work paid off... :)

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  9. Oh my word! Holy smokin steampunk! Awesome!

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  10. What an awesome piece of work!
    Just beautiful.

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  11. So cool and absolutely perfect! Love the corset and the lacing too. Thanks for sharing and all of the pics.

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  12. Thud! Bella...I'm picking my jaw up off of the table! What a unique and extremely amazing piece of art! I totally love your steampunk style mannequin. This is an absolutely PERFECT application for Tim's painted industrial technique. I love the different embossed designs that you used to create your "skin". Very cool how one stops and one starts and you can't tell. Don't you love the sticky backed foil? I am sure your hobby shop people will be in total AWE of this wonderful work of art! Thanks for sharing your amazing art and your thought process in creating it with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  13. I LOVE your Steampunk Masterpiece!!

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  14. Bella she's a beauty! Love all the details and her corsetting!

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  15. Absolutely amazing! And Tim's next fabric needs to look like what you've done. Who wouldn't want to wear that! (Maybe minus the embedded spinners ...) Truly fantastic art.

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  16. This is over the top AWESOME; fabulous detail ... you did Painted Industrial PROUD!!! Blew me away... been watching the post for a couple of days as she was in progress... WOW !!!

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  17. Wow Bella this is totally amazingly fabulous !
    A truly stunning piece of art !
    Hope she is going to have pride of place on display somewhere ?
    Sure Tim would find it fabulous too - hope you have made sure he gets to see it !
    Well done you !
    Thanks for thinking of Rich & I at the moment
    Hugs Ali xx

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  18. She is fantastic!!! I pulled coworkers in to show them and they were all amazed too. (of course they will no longer be impressed with my items I bring in! LOL!)

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  19. Wow, wow and wow again, this is just amazing, I love the whole idea and the creative process behind it. Thanks for sharing, I love it. xx

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  20. Holy Freakin' Cow! This is beyond amazing. I am practically speechless. So clever, so creative, so steampunkily fantastic!

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  21. This is a truly remarkable piece of art...well done Belinda...she is STUNNING!!!!

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  22. Incredible Belinda!!! This is a labour of love that takes the Industrial technique to new heights. Bet they'd love to see it at Truth, not just your haberdashery. Jenny x

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  23. OMG! Ummmm.....WOW...no that's not enough. Okay I don't think there is a word, but I will go with Fanfigintastic! This is one of those pieces of art that leaves you speechless with your mouth hanging open! Stunning!!!! YOU ROCKED this one!! THank you SO much for sharing with us at CC3C!

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  24. Wow, what a great steampunk look.
    Hugz, Z

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  25. This piece is AMAZING! I love dressforms and you knocked this one out of the park. Great job.

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  26. Awesome Belinda. This is an amazing work of steampunk art! I looooove it!
    Hugz

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  27. This is beautiful, just love it.

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  28. Amazing, I love steam punk. You have put so many beautiful details, you must be delighted how it's turned out. X

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  29. This is so beautiful! I think it belongs in a steampunk museum! Thanks for posting your process, it was so interesting! Love your creation! Spectacular!!!

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  30. HOLY CREATIVE COW BATMAN!!! I knew it was going to be great, but UBER TOTES SPECTACULAR?!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! This is beyond amazing! You have rocked this challenge to the moon and back! Thank you! Thanks so much for joining us with this exception metalicious beauty at CC3Challenge!!!

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  31. Ditto, ditto, ditto all of the above. As I said on the 'phone, this is truly an amazing piece of work, your best ever. I had not appreciated how seamless it is until now though! I know TPTB at T will eat it up.

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  32. I think this is just inspired, what an awesome piece of art. Thank you for shareing it X

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  33. You and Anne and your fellow Tim Enthusiasts need to open a gallery for your works of art! Belinda, this defies language! I am speechless and that NEVER happens!! Hugs, Darnell

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  34. Wow! LIFE SIZE??!!! I can just imagine how much foil you used on her - and the corset design is SO creative - what a project - well done!!

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  35. WOW! Bella this is ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!! I can honestly say this is the BEST thing I have seen! Your coffee shop is going to LOVE this.
    Great inspiration piece for my dashboard!
    Hugs
    xx

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  36. Amazing - this certainly has the WOW factor.
    Toni xx

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  37. Absolutely wonderful piece of art! I love dressforms, but this is number one, the most incredible and beautiful that i've seen! BArbarayaya

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  38. I cannot really find the words to express how fantastic this piece of art truely is.
    You have put so much time into making it but it is the thought process invoved in designing it too, so clever Bella.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  39. Love it, what a labor of love this must have been!

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  40. BLOWN AWAY! I thought it was a little dress form to start with... and then I saw it is a big 'un... WOW, that was a labour of love and wow it paid of!!! Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge x

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  41. OMG - this is amazing! Fabulous creativity at play. It's totally gorgeous! Nicola x

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  42. I have been looking forward to seeing the end result and it's fabulous. I have been trying to find a dress form for my bedroom for ages now that's cheap enough to buy and this makes me want to get something as quick as possible now, just not sure wear to look!!! It's the best project I have ever seen, so inspiring and so talented xxx

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  43. That is one of the most creative and amazing things I have ever seen. I am so impressed and wishing I had snagged one of the dress forms from the Coldwater Creek store that was going out of business near here. Very inspiring.

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  44. I am sat here shaking my head and closing my dropped jaw - this is completely FANTASTIC.

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  45. I am SO pleased for your win at CC3 and hope this makes your day (if not your weekend!) Stick with it clever lady, you're very clever indeed. Jenny xxx

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  46. Well deserved win, absolutely stunning!

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  47. I can see why this won - fab work & life size too !

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  48. I believe this is the Coolest piece I have ever seen. Congratulations.

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  49. WOW is my first reaction. You are very talented. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  50. Jiminy! She is fab! Funny I was at Hobby Craft the other day and saw Tim's first book on the shelf - I have it, and #2, but it reminded me I had seen there was a book 3 as well. Yes, it IS a bit of a full length ad for his supplies, but they do have some fab techniques as well so I suppose I'll give in and hunt it down now :) She is totally stunning from every angle.
    MA again and thanks for the link.

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