Wednesday, June 1, 2011

GC105: From the Mall - MANNEQUIN

I had to laugh when I saw this month's theme at GINGERSNAP CREATIONS - SHOPPING!

I'm not a shopper by nature. I almost never step foot in a mall, shopping center, or big box store. The one major exception to that - - I will shop for stamps! Almost everything else I order online!

But this week we're AT THE MALL!

For my shopping trip, I made a mannequin to model those haute couture clothes I buy (NOT!) LOL...

I started with a 5-inch paper mache bust and painted it white. I had lots of bits and pieces of beautiful paper left from my Fred Mullet ELEGANT MESS class. They were too pretty to throw away and too small to be of much use. But with a little gel medium they covered the bust beautifully! After the gel medium dried, I rubbed Perfect Pearls here and there to add a bit of shine and shimmer.

I used a Tim "door knob" for the "head" I love the bit of crystal sparkle it brings.

A friend sent me this beautiful hand-dyed, crushed ribbon for my birthday last year. I've been hoarding it but the dress form needed it! The Eiffel Tower charm is my salute to Paris Haute Couture.

The back of the form didn't need much visual interest. The rose is covering a small section that I missed covering in Elegant Mess paper. The wings are Kaiser Craft wood die cuts "painted" with a gold Paint Dabber.

Finally, I'm delighted to say that I've been invited to join the talented ROGUE REDHEAD Designs design team! You'll love these stamps with a vintage flair!


  1. This is great! Love the head especially. Congrats on the DT!

  2. A wonderful mannequin, the colours are amazing - I too am not a shopper especially for clothes .... Congrats on the DT for'll be brillant

  3. wow love this. I must get my unused mannequins out the craft cupboard!

  4. Congratulations on your DT! Your mannequin is a great piece, it looks lovely.

  5. Incredible creation! The mannequin is so all the pretty colors and shine.
    A Masterpiece. Congrats on the DT!

  6. Stunning work for our new Design Team theme.

  7. this is a wonderful projegt
    xoxo BA

  8. Wow, I'm missings words, that's fantastic.