Friday, 17 October 2014

17. Get Your Freak On! Steampunk Skeleton Burlesque.

Thanks Lou for the junk to junque ideas yesterday. I am in the process of assembling a journal myself and these would be a great addition.

Now for today. Have you heard of She Art? If not google it. It's all very positive and affirming right? But this is Halloween so we need something a little darker.

With this in mind, I present my version - Freak Art! I am indebted to the lovely Sian  for the freak art idea, and apologies to Lou for spoiling the suurprise as these are for her!

Same basic concept - focal figure, arty background, quote starting with "she".  Only instead of some faceless female surrounded by flowers and sunshine and butterflies and all that malarky, we have a steampunk burlesque skeleton and a much more Halloween type quote.

The background is just embossed card which has been inked to highlight some of the embossing. Very plain, but I don't have much in the way of suitable steampunk stuff and I quite like the effect. The image comes from here because, frankly, there aren't too many steampunk burlesque skeleton images around! I did have to reduce her cleavage somewhat (it was huge!) but other than that, she is just printed out, mounted onto greyboard, and cut. I added some watch parts, hinge and wire to jazz up her corset and hat. The skull and torso are glued to the background, but the arms and legs are attached with brads so that she can be whip off her skirt in true burlesque style! The quote is a play on skeletons in the closet.

And finally, because I'm an equal opportunities kind of person, I did a companion boylesque piece. Skeleton from the same place as before, different quote (comes from a Timberland song, and looked better than jump your bones, but means the same). Again, he is posable so you can decide whether or not he should go the full monty or leave his hat on.

Have fun using your own preferred images - we'd love to see the results.

I have entered this into the Oddball Stamps Challenge blog.

Well, that's all for today, but come back tomorrow to see what fun Jaz has in store.



  1. Love these Bex, great images, and great quotes. the embossed background is great too - brilliant work - now off to look at that link xxx

  2. These made me laugh out loud! Fantastic and such fun!

  3. Absolutely brilliant - such fun!

  4. This is such a fab Halloween project. Love the design with the embossed background and skeleton. Thanks for playing at
    Oddball Art Stamp and good luck. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Oddball Art xx