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Wednesday 11 December 2013

Mannequin Magic.

Hi everyone,
I hope you are sitting safely on your seats! Yes, it is two postings in one week! Shocking I know but I just felt the need.
I bought this Papier Mache, mannequin from The Craft Barn in Surrey. I just checked and they are out of stock at the moment. I am not surprised, as they are the best price I have seen them.
I used IndigoBlu Slap it On to stick the paper onto the base. It was pages from an old book I had. Don't forget to check pieces for any naughty words!

The top was an old door knob, with a piece of trimming I had in my stash, glued around the neck. I also put some around the mannequin's neck and attached some beads to it, that I had just threaded onto some cotton. I added a metal flower to the end of it.
I used Indigoblu Flitter Glue and stamped some swirls onto the paper and then covered it with gold Flitter Flakes. The picture above is the back.
The picture below was taken before I had completed the trimmings. I attached some beads to a tassel and stitched it to another piece of trimming, then stuck it around the waist.
I also covered the piece of dowling with paper, up to where the base of the mannequin finished. My good old Brother-in-law, turned me some Mahogany stands.
I used Marianne die cut butterflies and stuck them here and there. The flower on her shoulder I made from scraps of paper. The large petals I drew and cut out. The centre piece, is just a strip of paper that I feathered and rolled up, then glued into the centre of the large petals.
Around the hem area, I stuck a piece of antique lace and topped it with a piece of ribbon , which had Mother of Pearl discs hanging from it. Simples!
I really enjoyed doing this, as it was very different from cards, candles and clocks!
I have done a second one, that is very different from this one. I will try to post it soon. Three posts in one week is unheard of for me!Hee, Hee!
Thank you for taking time to pop over to my blog. I know we are all very busy at this time, so I appreciate it even more.
Carol S.xx


Unknown said...

Oh wow this is super lovely designing

shampylou30 said...

Wow this is gorgeous. Can't wait to see the other one. Xxxxx

Vicky said...

This is awesome sweetie, good use of an old door knob & I love the stand your brother did. Its fabulous shug.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Elise said...

Oh wow Carol! This is so GORGEOUS! You did an AMAZING job! Whew .. such creativity!

ps .. in reference to your question about the watercolor paper .. yes .. I do use watercolor paper. :) I use Strathmore Cold Press 140lb paper. :)

Warm Hugs,

Chrissy said...

So stunning Carol..great imagination using a door knob and love the butterflies and very pretty.


Lynsey said...

Hi Carol this is stunning! Thanks for sharing such lovely inspiration.
Hugs Lynsey x

Unknown said...

Hi Carol wow ..... How fabulous is this well done .
thank you for all your visits Sweetie you are so kind . I would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year , love and hugs Elaine

Louise said...

It's brilliant! Well done Carol x
I bought a mannequin earlier this year, I'm hoping to find time during the Xmas hols to decorate it x