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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

"Steampunk" notebook cover


I have been wanting to try my hand at the whole "steampunk" look in a craft, so this is what turned out.

I plan to bind paper and make it into a journal or something like that. Hehe!

I began with cardboard, painted over it and made the bends for the spine.

With lighter brown, I did two stripes of cardboard to add somewhat of "hinges" for the book.


This is the finished product BEFORE I added gold spray paint ...

Some of the pieces and scraps are made of polymer clay (by myself) and obviously others aren't.

 (Btw, is it illegal to spray paint a penny? Because I might go to jail for being the first person to do so. JAHAHAHAH!

Ahem! Sorry, couldn't resist that. XD

Close up.

I'll post when I have done the paper binding and it it truly finished.

-The Abilaine 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Winter gown

Let it snow!! LET IT SNOOOWW!!

I just really love winter, people. Snow, and hot chockoate, and gloves, and scarves, and crunchy leaves, and boots, and hats, and ... Ok. I'm done. Ehehehe!

Got the main idea for this from something Sarah had sent me. At first I was not thinking fur or anything of the type! But, as I said, when I saw her ideas I was convinced. :D

I used a TON of pearl paint on this to give it the whole winter feel. I WOULD SOOOO WEAR THIS ONE!! I wish!!

(Yeah, I wish I had the funds to actual sew these, yet ... YIKES!! DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH IT WOULD COST!! EEEK!)

Her Eskimo look turned out to be perfect for this!! Ahh!

The icicles seem dangerous if you ever fell. XD 

Other three seasons:


Autumn gown

Ahhhh! I feel like a mother being asked who her favorite kid is!! BUT THIS IS MY FAVOURITE!!

Adore the autumn season. The weather is not too hot, not too cold. Perfection!! And plus there's pie. 

Ok. Where was I?


 I wanted this gown to have a look of an oak tree, and the leaves were falling to the ground (or skirt in this instance) I thought a ball gown (thus the full skirt). 

Aaaaaand I'm a sucker for crowns/hats of ANY kind thusly I crowned her Queen of the Autmun. Eheh!

Again, I am doing this with the help and inspiration of Sarah from her blog Poetic Meditations.

Other three seasons:

-The Abilaine

Summer gown


Not my favorite of the seasons but I like it all the same.

 My thoughts on this one was to go a bit Hawian with her looks. So I added grass among the flowers and at the top of the neckline.

I wonder how heavy the bottom is though? Honestly? HAHAHAHA!

As I did in all in this series, I used mypearl  paints to give shine and shimmer.

The other three seasons:

-The Abilaine

Spring gown


Spring defiantly sprung over this gown!! EHEHE! Had fun doing this though it did take a while ...

I wanted it to feel like she had just walked out of winter, just beginning to bloom and grow. 

Drew my ideas for this one from quite a bit of different of my own and Sarah's. 

Yes, she looks like Rapunzel from Tangled!! Haha! I wasn't originally going for that but ... It ended up so. :D

I like this one well enough but it's my least favorite I have to admit. I'M SUCH A  PERFECTIONIST!! 

The other three seasons:

-The Abilaine

Nature gown design project

Hello hello! 

So over the past week I have began a small challenge with the assistance of an amazing artist friend of my mine!! Yay! Thank you again, Sarah!

We have a Pinterest board that will become public when we have finished if you want to see how we got the ideas.

So, the basic idea is to do gowns based upon nature. The four seasons and the elements and whatever comes to mind really. The sun and moon. Grass and sky. Get the picture? Ehhe!

I have a few other projects which I am going to post soon as well!!! AHHH!

Have a happy week!
-The Abilaine