March 14, 2013

Cinderella - Punch Art Tutorial

It's long overdue.... I made a Cinderella out of Stampin'Up! punches... yes, this was ambitious, but after my beautiful Ariel, I made up my mind to try all the princesses......Aurora is in the early stages... the dress is proving to be a challenge. 

So,  here it goes... the first somewhat tutorial because I have only some pics from when I made her.  I thought at the time I made her, that I'd make a step by step tutorial later... that did not happen... unlike Ariel, for which I have a ton of pics.... and no, there is not a tutorial... LOL.  Getting there.

I used all Stampin'Up! products including punches and dies in order to make this wonderful Cinderella in her ball gown wearing her glass slippers.



From the first pic... you can see which punches I used (item listing at end of tutorial) ... as I go  I will mention any others that are not pictured here.

Head and Body:
The body was made from the Owl punch above and I trimmed off the feet  and the ears to shape her waist... it's turned upside down in this pic because I needed her shoulders to be wider than her waist line... head gets adhered to back of body as seen below....
The bird builder punch for the arms... just punch the branch out and remove the leaves.. you'll need two in skin color and then two more in blue for her gloves.. just paste the blue ones over her arms up to her elbows.
Face Assembly:
 For the Eyes... I used the scallop edge border punch to make the oval shape of a natural eye... so, start here... one punch should be enough... then, cut off the bottom excess to only have the scallop left on the bottom...
Take the bitty circle punch and lower a scallop into the circle punch as shown here... punch out your oval eye... make two!
The eye size works great with the owl punch circles for the eye color... In this sample I used Green eyes with Red lashes because this pic was from Ariel's Eye's ... you will use blue for Cinderella and I used Chocolate Chip for her lashes... Navy pupil ... used the 1/8 circle hand punch, but can use the ones from the owl punch as well.... So, these lashes... whew.. . 
 The lashes I made from the Boho Blossoms flower punch... punch out the flower... attach a strip of scrap to the back of the flower so you can refeed the flower back into the punch and have something to hold it in place with... you will turn the flower about a 1/4 turn to make a new punch in the middle of the existing petal...  See pic here... sample flower on the side of the punch in pic and inserted another back into the punch...

Below you have the original flower on the top right and then the starburst one after repunching... on the top left...   then.. you take a 3/4" circle punch and punch out the center of the starburst flower to get the bottom sample and the eyelash... . you will actually get 2 eyes out of one flower... if you punch your circle carefully...

 trim to fit the eye and adhere from behind... as in below...  I used the liquid glue for mobility... you have to work the lash on the eyeball and adjust.. the liquid glue allows you to do that before it dries.... use for pupil too.
When you start to layer her face... I used the fine tip of a Stampin' Write marker to make the dots for a nose and the 1/8" circle punch to make her earrings.  See first pic above...
Her hair is made from the butterfly punch (now retired) that SU had a couple of years ago... it was a simple one, but worked great for making her hair.. I just punched a few and unassembled the butterfly in the middle and shaped her bun, bangs and sides.  For her blue tiara.. just made a little 1/4 moon shape from a circle punch and tucked behind her bangs and bun...
the neclace.. same fashion as the tiara.. much smaller circle punch to create the little neck band.
Those Lips....
Lastly, I made the lips from the other flower in the same flower punch used above ... it is the 6 point flower... see pics below...   After punching the flower feed it through the 3/4" circle punch... for lip bottom...
 take the flower to the bottom of the punch and punch out barly two petals... or as you like... this made a nice feminine lip...
 The Dress ensemble...

This picture shows all the pieces to the dress... I used an oval die... cut twice... you can see the original size in the middle  under the top layer... I then cut off the bottom of the oval straight acorss and  took the scallop border punch and gave the dress a decorative hem for both ovals... For the top layer of the dress... second oval... I made two pencil lines (pretty even) down the gown and cut then to split the oval into 3 panels... this creates the panels or bulk on the dress shape...
With the Blossoms Petal Builder punch... I punched the two largest petals in white  for the dress bumpers (ha! I made that up!) and then also punched two of the smaller identical petals also in white for her sleeves (not pictured here, but in the main pic) add some dazzling diamonds glitter to both sleeves and bumpers ... The owl shape is her body as in previous pics above... You will also punch out a blue owl to match the dress bodice... take a 1 1/4" circle punch to make the neckline/cleavage in the blue owl... mount to skin colored owl...

Here you can see the dress layered together...
I wanted some depth to her gown, so I sponged some color on all edges of the dress ... even the white with the blue as if it picked up the tone... 
Once sponged... then assemble the skirt in this order...
1. Base oval
2. Barely tucked behind the left side of the base oval.. adhere the left panel...
3. Repeat #2 with Right panel
4. Add some dimensionals to the back of the middle skinny panel and adhere to the top center of the skirt
5. Some dimensionals to the back of the bumpers (in white) and adhere to each left and right side of her hips meeting at the center...
 The upper torso...

Although not pictured ... here is the assembly...

1. stick the blue bodice to the skin bodice... Adhere with sticky strip or a good adhesive to the skirt from behind.
2. Attach each arm with the gloves to the back of each shoulder so the gloved hands rest on her dress, as if she's lifting her skirts... I used glue dots here
3. Use the smaller flower glittered petals for the sleeves ... I trimmed the little stem off to make the rounded sleeves... adhere with dimensionals to the shoulder to cover the arm and torso connection and it makes them look poofy.
The Glass Slipper....

 Of course Cinderella has to have her glass slippers... this is easy...

1. You take the smallest Heart in the three heart punch (now retired) and use silver glimmer paper  and punch out 4 hearts 
2. Join two hearts at the tips of the heart with a glue dot... then fold the top hearts' two bumps up a bit...
3. Add another glue dot to the inside of the bottom heart and tuck it under the skirt and press to stick.... now only the curly tips show from the front of the dress... you can click on the pics to get a closeup...
That's it!  Whew!  It took many hours to come up with all the punches and dimensions, but it was worth it.

I hope you found this tutorial useful... I had a wonderful time making her and was very pleased with the outcome... I hope you have fun too! 

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Punches used and pictured here:
From Top left...
Owl Builder 118074
Bird Builder 117191
Blossom Petals Builder 121808 (not pictured)
1/8 circle hand held punch (retired)
Scallop edge border 119882
3/4" circle punch 119873
circle punch from itty bitty shapes punch pack 118309
Boho Blossoms flower punch 119858
Ornament punch 119847
1 1/4" circle punch 119861
Three Hearts punch (not pictured)  (retired)
Butterfly punch (not pictured) (retired)
Scalloped oval die (not pictured) (retired), but can substitute with new ovals nesting dies from the Spring Mini Catalog 129381 and use the largest die that is not scalloped. :)

In Bashful Blue for Dress,earrings, gloves, and tiara 105120
Blush Blossom (retired) for all skin areas
Whisper white for eyes, bumpers and sleeves 100730
Marina Mist for eye color 119682
Night of Navy for pupils100867
Pretty in Pink for her lips 100459
Daffodil Delight for her hair 119683
Chocolate Chip for eye lashes 102128
Silver Glimmer paper 124005
Dimensionals (foam dot adhesive for height) 104430
Glue dots 103683
Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755
Snail Adhesive 104332
Classic Ink Pad in Marina Mist for dress coloring126962
Sponges to add color to dress with ink pad 101610
Paper snips for detail cutting 103579
Until next time.....

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