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It's taken a bit of time, but I finally completed Lust my first Seven Deadly Sins assemblage. I started this project back in September and kind of stalled out after I had torn the Titian artwork and bits of inspiration hit and missed.

I had used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain to color the edges of the paper and then glued it in place with Ranger Glossy Accents. 

First, I added some Aves Apoxie Clay as a base and added some Tim Holtz Heirloom Roses into the clay. After it cured, I colored the whole shebang with Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink in Poppy Field.
 It took weeks and several scouting trips to antique stores to find a simple all-white vintage handkerchief but I finally found one! I cut it down to size and aged it by getting the fabric wet and adding drops of Tim Holtz Distress ink in Antique Linen. I used my heat tool to dry the fabric and then wrapped the toga around the doll. To keep it in place, I added a bit of Glossy Accents. I had a bit of unused gold-toned chain and fashioned a belt out of it with a jump ring. I added a bit of E-6000 glue to the base and positioned her into the metal drawer. I added Poppy Fields to the drawer as well.
I bought more Heirloom Roses and stained them with the alcohol ink and then glued them in place with E-6000.

I love the simplicity of this piece and am anxious to start on the next: Pride. If you'd love this assemblage piece to be your own, it's listed in my shop!


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