To begin I painted the torso with black gesso. I then used a zip that had a ring pull on it. This went over the shoulders and down the middle of the torso I put mesh tape under the zipper around the neck and upper chest of the torso. Over the sides of the zipper I put embossed aluminium tape that had small star shaped split pins added and I dry brushed with black paint and then gold. I then took a crocheted doily and arranged it beside the zipper and over the back of the torso. I then painted the doily black then used red paint over the top. For the sides I pinched out circles from embossed aluminium tape and used them to decorate the sides and back of the torso. I then took some chipboard alphabets and put them down the front of the torso. I painted them black then dry brushed them with red and gold. For the collar I used more aluminium tape and pop tabs glued together with red split pins added. I then used a small amount of ball chain to hang a spider charm and to close the collar.
The torso is attached to a small chrome candlestick holder that I got at a second hand shop.
I then got out my Paverpol to have a play and made the skirts, one black and one red from baby muslin. The overskirt is a crocheted doily that I got from a second hand shop. I dipped the cloth in the paverpol then I draped it over the torso. While they were drying I made the wings. I made these using wire and tissue paper, which I then painted and embossed with clear. black and silver embossing powder in places. they have a lovely leathery feel and they moulded into a nice shape.
I added details to the back, a chain for a belt and the little owl which is actually an earring from the local $2.00 shop.
All in all I am really happy with how this turned out and I think now I might look at doing a Light Faerie version.
I have entered this creation in the Left Of Center Creative Challenge for this week. The theme is Faeries. Check them out at http://leftofcenterchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/