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Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

MINIATURE PURSES, SHOES, PERFUME BOTTLES, COSMETIC & JEWELRY - Streets of Paris Event

The Streets of Paris project event continues with fashion accessories.  In this video tutorial, I’ll cover transforming cheesy miniature purses and shoes into something that looks elegant and expensive.  For even more purse options I've created a NEW Mini Purses collage sheet and digital image set of purses and complimentary embellishments.

I’ll show you how I made perfume bottles from beads and I’ll also cover premade bottle options.  You won’t believe how easy it is to make powder boxes and compacts.  And lastly, I’ll cover making all kinds of jewelry and the methods I used to display them.  

You'll be seeing all of these accessories again (plus hats and dresses) when I cover constructing the Maison de la Mode (The House of Fashion).
PURSES
Mixed Set of Doll Purses
The hidden beauty of the plastic purses is the detail embossed on the plastic.  By using paint and dimensional embellishments to accents the details, it’s easy to transform the purses into something that looks elegant and expensive.
Using my new Mini Purse Collage Sheet or Corresponding Digital Image Set you can make 3D paper & fabric purses.
SHOES
Mixed Set of Doll Shoes
Using the same method I used for the purses, I transformed plastic shoes into fashionable footwear.

PERFUME BOTTLES





By combining beads and metal bits, it’s easy to make all kinds of lovely perfume bottles.  I've used my Mini Perfume Bottle Collage Sheet to add labels to many of the bottles.






For those less adventurous, pre-made bottles are an option.







JEWELRY


I’ve used rhinestones, various chains, jump rings and head pins to create rings, bracelets, and necklaces.

To display some of the jewelry, I've made display boxes out of polymer clay.


COSMETICS
I thought a fun thing to add to the fashion shop would be some cosmetics and to that end, I’ve created a NEW Mini Cosmetic Labels collage sheet.



I’ve used the sheet for the lids of the powder boxes and compacts.

NEW COLLAGE SHEETS & IMAGE SET

This sheet contains 21 unique vintage powder box labels and compacts with two or more different sized versions of each.  Also, there are four vintage cosmetic themed posters.
 
This sheet contains ten easy to fold and assemble purses along with images like beaded appliques and jeweled bits that can be used as accents.  The purses come in three unique patterns.  The pattern is printed lightly on the purse in a coordinating color to make it easy to score and fold.
This image set contains all of the easy to fold and assemble purses, beaded appliques and jeweled bits found on the Mini Purses collage sheet plus four additional purses.  The purses come in three unique patterns.  Use dimensional or the included paper embellishments as accents.  The pattern is printed lightly on the purse in a coordinating color to make it easy to score and fold.  Also included are three unique patterns that can be printed and glued onto decorative paper or thin fabric to make even more purses.

VIDEO TUTORIAL


SUPPLY LISTS

DETAIL SUPPLY LIST
Jewelry/Cosmetics
Bottles
BEADS
PERFUME BOTTLE ACCENTS
PURSES
SHOES
DISPLAY STANDS

3 comments:

claude said...

delightful!
hugs

Cynthia said...

so pretty! I think I love the little perfume bottles and "compacts" the best, but the shoes and purses are really beautiful, too.

Jackie P Neal said...

This is all too Amazing to take in!
Laura, your work in miniature totally astounds me! I so love the transformation of the shoes and purses! There are a couple of sets there I'd be wearing! LOL

Wow! Thanks so much for sharing your time and talent!
Happy Easter to you and your loved ones!
Jackie xx