I would like you all to meet my good friend…….drumroll please………………………………….PERSEPHONE!
Ok, I will admit it to you. Persephone is made of polystyrene. I bought the basic polystyrene shape at a carboot then I papermachied her, creating ‘molded’ hair at the same time. Then I painted her with acrylics so that she has a sort of 40s glamour look. I was aiming for the look of the charachters on the Benefit make-up packaging. To add the final touches I bought a cheap set of fake eyelashes and glued them on.
Persephone is brilliant, to start with she listens to all my complaints without interupting and she loves to model all my different hats. Sometimes she will even wear the odd necklace!
If I make another head I think I might varnish it all over to give it a glossy look!
here is a glass bowl I re-vamped today.
I keep finding projects like this online and in craft books. They always say to use sticky back felt or tissue paper to attach the image to the glass, BUT I used spray-mount and I feel I should tell you that it works really well.
I found this little glass bowl in a charity shop today, I’ve been keeping my eye out for a while for a piece of completley clear glass with no naff paterns or textures. I gave the glass bowl a good rinse and it came out sparkling. I found the image of the flapper online. I printed it out and cut it out carefully with a scalpel/stanley knife. I drew round the image in fineliner so that it didn’t have the pizellated effect that images often have. Now for the fun bit I sprayed it with spray mount (very sticky fingers)
What I was pleased about is that it doesnt created a misty effect between the glass and the paper like I thought it might. Also it’s a really quick and easy craft.
Seeing how successfull it was next time I think I will draw my own picture to place behind the glass.