It's been some time since I have been here. I apologize. I have had many many things to do. I have been creating just not sharing. Don't worry, I will make up for the delay.
Some time ago I bought this paper mache' dressform at Michael's, why? Because I am in LOVE with dressforms! I have been looking for the die for my sizzix machine for some time, but that story is for another day. Today all that matters is I bought this dressform. The form was just that, a form. It had no stand so I just sat it up on my paint shelf and stared at it. Two weeks ago, I decided to get brave and make my own stand. I found a sucker stick (it was an unused one like the ones you use for the melting chocolate) and some wire. I fashioned the wire around the end of the stick to resemble the four little feet that support a dressform.
I let it set for a few days then I added coloring (with Distress inks and paint) to the body and a trim that my mother-in-law made in the 60's. After that dried, I painted the stand black. I was on the fence. I thought of embossing the stand with silver embossing powder, I may do that to the other dressform I have because I am CERTAIN I will be making a stand for that soon.
I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it next and I made a gown for the form. I did not like it so I ripped it off and decided to go with a tulle tutu. I took a Tim Holtz pearl, a glass bead and a rhinestone. I wired them all together in a belt for the skirt. I thought the rhinestone needed something else so I took it off and colored it with cranberry alcohol ink. MUCH BETTER! A pearl necklace provided the finishing touch to the body. I wish I could fashion some stilettos from newspaper and mod podge to go with this beauty.