Moulin Rouge Corset Artwork and Blog Post by Erika Venter
This month is Naughty November and our kit is a Moulin Rouge Corset - now available from Powertex Australia.
I love the Moulin Rouge and was super exited to design this Corset. I gathered some items from my studio and started to throw some ideas around. My first idea was to create a jewellery stand by using fabric and wire but then I thought maybe a crackle effect would be good and followed through with that idea.
So, this is how I designed my Corset…. Enjoy!
To create spacers, use Styrofoam and cut out 2 blocks of 15cm x 4cm x 2.5cm.
Shake and stir Powertex Red very well. Pour some into a plastic container and paint both sides of the MDF Corset, the accessories and Styrofoam spacers (as pictured). Leave to dry completely before doing the other side. Using only one MDF piece at a time, paint another layer of Powertex Red and spray with Bister Black then use the hairdryer on hot to create the crackle effect on the MDF Corset pieces (the thicker the paint the bigger the cracks). Follow this until the front and back, inside and out are finished. Make sure you leave them to dry completely before doing the other side. Do the same with the Styrofoam spacers.
Place the spacers onto the inside of the back MDF Corset piece +/- in the middle and so that it lines up as shown in the picture. Use Powertex Transparent to glue it on and then apply another layer onto the blocks and place the front pieces of the Corset on top off it. Leave to dry completely…. or speed up the process by using the hairdryer on cold.
I found this lovely pearl lace to finish off the top and bottom of my Corset. Pour Powertex Transparent into a plastic covered bowl. Measure the lace to fit the front and back. Dip it into Powertex Transparent and drape it onto the edge as shown in pictures. Leave to dry or use the hairdryer to set.
Spray Bister Black onto the accessories and leave to dry. Before I started the whole process, I had a play around with the arrangement of the bits and pieces to decorate my Corset (see picture).
Use Powertex Transparent to glue all bits on. Leave to dry.
The lace up was a bit tricky. I measured about 1 metre of lint to lace up the Corset. If you struggle to get the lint through the holes use a crochet needle to pull it through. To add the sock suspenders, use Powertex Transparent and glue it onto the middle of the front piece or thin wire. The back of the Corset looked very empty, so I used the leftover pieces and decorated the back (as shown in picture). To finish off your Corset use Colourtrix Rich Gold and Easycoat Glossy to highlight some of the accessories.
I had so much fun designing this Moulin Rouge Corset and I am really happy with the end result but when I put it on my Jewellery stand that was just… WOW!!!
I HOPE THAT THIS MOULIN ROUGE THEME WILL INSPIRE YOU JUST AS MUCH AS ME…
SO, WHY WAIT, ORDER YOUR CORSET KIT NOW AND START CREATING TODAY!
Enjoy the ride…
Ashley Hay is an artist and the Importer of Powertex for Australia. Ashley has become a great advocate for this amazing product and wishes to share her excitement about the versatility of Powertex with others.