Skin Wars season 2 episode 6 is all about the accessories – jewelry to start and steampunk to finish. It’s an episode all about merging – merging jewelry into a paint and merging futuristic and steampunk.
The mini-challenge asks the painters to create a painting that offers a clear connection with a piece of jewelry. This design must also have a Victorian feel to it. Dawn Marie is totally into it. Avi is clueless again, so you know he’ll pull it out.
Or not, because his beautiful headpiece jewelry ends up on his model’s shoulder. Huh?
Cheryl Ann, Lana and Aryn are the top 3 painters of the mini-challenge. This time Lana’s the one on top – yay Lana!
For winning the mini-challenge, she gets to take 30 minutes of painting time away from one of her competitors in the mainstage challenge. Oooohhhh… who do you think she’s going to pick? *COUGH* Cheryl Ann *Cough.*
When the painters are told that their mainstage challenge is to modernize steampunk, Dawn Marie is once again really excited. She’s done steampunk conventions for years. So back at the painters house she graciously schools the other painters on what steampunk is. I’m not feeling good for Dawn Marie.
The painters receive a visit from the judges, including this week’s guest judge Carson Kressley who apparently loves the steampunk. We get traditional steampunk from Dawn Marie. Another story painting from Cheryl Ann. This time with gears! Steampunk green fairy. Steampunk cyborg.
At some point in the middle of the paint, Lana lets Rebecca Romijn know who gets docked 30 minutes of working time. For the first time I’m enjoying Cheryl Ann. She’s totally embraced her villain edit. Going to take time away from me? Fine, I’m going to walk around & bug every other contestant and be able to study what they’re doing. Well done. Super annoying, but well done.
“Hey, Aryn. What kind of airbrush do you like?” “Really, I like the other kind.” “This isn’t annoying, is it?”
The mainstage gives us a parade of steampunk. Some of them work; others don’t. Cheryl Ann is very impressed that she did the same painting she does every week in only 4.5 hours. She also doesn’t understand WHY Lana took time away from her. She should’ve taken the time away from Avi. Yeah, the guy that always finishes before time is called anyway. That make sense, Cheryl Ann.
Cheryl Ann is sent to safety first, much to everyone’s chagrin. She’s given the warning that she needs to push herself to do something different. We’ll see what she does next week. The three strongest painters are Aryn, Avi and Lana, which leaves Kyle, Dawn Marie and Rio in the bottom. The winner this week is Avi. Of course! He always wins when he thinks he’s got no idea of what he’s doing. He also wins the air compressor he wanted.
Kyle is sent to safety first (yay!). Dawn Marie is going home. Rio is told to work on his execution if he wants to stay. It really wasn’t so much his execution, it was his concept. Dawn Marie is upset, naturally, but she takes it well overall.
What did you think of the steampunk creations? Too much steam, not enough punk? Too much what the hell is that? Looks like we’ve got a team blacklight challenge next week. It could be a trainwreck! Of course, Avi says he’s worried because he’s never done anything like this…. pfft.