Sunday, May 12, 2019

Steampunk Wreath by Suzanne Franin

Hey Everyone Suzanne here

Here is my first project for Embellish With Flair

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I love Steampunk so it was perfect that I got the Steampunk Flairs 

It's sitting a bit lopsided as the flowers under the owl are a bit heavy and I couldn't get it to sit right 
I started with a polysterene ring then wrapped some sheer material around it 
After that I used my glue gun to add some extra texture because I knew I wanted to add some wax later for some more colour
I then painted it with a mix of a rust paint and brown paint for that steampunk vintage look

I used some plastic wings which I painted with clear gesso first so the wax would adhere to them then add the clock faces flair to the centre 
Under them I used a paper clay clock which was also painted with was 

With this flair it had cogs and bits so I added metal around it and a clock with a nice red rose to offset all the browns
This is the third flair in the set and again I added a rose and some more metal - Steampunk is all about metal and findings I think that's why I like it so much
Here you can see some of the metal and a close up of the paper clay clock I used I added a light rub of gold wax to the top of everything once I was finished glueing everything down
Another obsession is owls and you'll see quite a few on my projects this one is made of paperclay and the flower piece underneath is made of plaster which I found along the way and it went perfect with this project 
I added some twine under the owl for some added detail
To finish the whole project I went around with some Gold glass glitter by Finnabair mixed with some Helmar Super-Tac Glue and placed it randomly for some sparkle and extra texture

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1 comment:

  1. Wow I Love this Suzanne!! Love the different elements you used, especially the Flairs .. They match perfectly !! Thanks for sharing xx Trace