Here are the bare MDF pieces I used
As with my Steampunk Faerie I needed to give my torso some shape in the form of breasts.
Using chipboard circles I formed the breasts and attached them using glue and masking tape.
I then took a few pieces of textured lace, a couple of croceheted doilies and a pieces of ruffled lace, dipped them in black Powertex and draped them over the torso. I had a piece of heavily textured lace that I used as a belt across the waist. I draped the lace and doily on the skirt on an angle to reflect the underlying shape of the torso and to give the piece some visual interest. If you do not have Powertex or Paverpol then you can use fabric stiffener and once it is dry paint the whole thing with black gesso, allowing it to dry before adding the colour.
I wanted to create some texture on the wings that imitated feathers. So I took a fine chiffon scarf and dipped it in the black Powertex and gathered and manipulated it on the wings. I was pretty happy with the way they turned out.
I then dipped some fabric flowers into the Powertex and attached them to the waist adding beads and pieces of recycled jewellery to the waist and neck areas.
Once everything had dried I drybrushed the whole thing with mica powders mixed with gel mediumand Inka Gold pastes. I added some glitter to the flowers and the piece was finished.
This was such a lovely piece to make. Got to the Imagine If website and email jo to order a set for yourself or check out the fairy wings, these ones are made from chipboard, but you can choose whatever you like to go with your creation, get creative and have fun.