Hey there my friends! Well, this challenge really was a challenge! You see, the only dress form I could find was one I'd gotten on a
tag in a swap last year. So she got 'undressed' & revamped!
mate & I had been shopping in Typo [yes,
DANGEROUS!!!] Our 'goodies' were packed in a Typo gift bag which she reckoned I could make myself! Of
course, I accepted her challenge, using plain brown paper I buy by the roll. So, recycled elements well & truly covered.
Here's my fancy paper bag girl!
The circles to re-inforce the fastenings are from old packaging:
And a couple of closies, so you can see how I dressed my girl after giving her a THICK COAT of gesso!
And when she's all dressed:
You can just see a dress form stamp making an appearance there in the bg, too!!
Sooo....have you got a dress form that could do with using? What will you do with it?
Candlesticks are one of my favorite items to pick up for cheap at the second hand store! Love the glass ones as a little spritz of vinegar and some mirror spray gives you an awesome mottled vintage look! I am always on the lookout for them as they make a great starting point!
Here I'm using the candlestick as a base to this hand made dress form! Our current challenge over here at LESSology is to alter a dress form! As I could not find one to use, I decided to make my own. Regina over at THE CUTTING CAFE has great a file called Fun with Dress Forms that works like a champ for such a thing! It's actually a card, but that just gave me more layers to give the dress form extra stability.
Here is a close up of the candle stick that used to be clear but I added that mirror paint and then just a wee spritz of gold right at the end to get a mercury glass look. The snowflake made a great transition piece for my Swan Lake Dress form doll!
What I'm REALLY proud of however is printing on canvas! Can you see that canvas texture on the dress form and the photo with the prima ballerina and her prince?
Here is what the canvas looked like all printed. I just cut a small piece and adhered it to a very thin piece of card stock and fed it through the printer. I was so pleased it worked and that I didn't have a huge jam to clear!
Did you notice the wings move? They were spread out in the first photo. Just used those red sparkly brads so they could move. The whole piece makes me really happy. Something pretty out of next to nothing!
Hope this has inspired you to play along with our challenge!
Hello Friends from around the world. The calendar shows November already, and some stores have started their Christmas displays and product sales weeks ago... here at LESSology we just celebrate November with a Dress Form challenge where you are free to decorate anything you like...just be creative with at least one upcycled item.
The upcycled items I have used are corrugated cardboard, millners net, cardboard caps from firework display, and a mesh bottle sleeve.
I made a "ladies" birthday tag using sewing items since the theme it is all about dress form this month.
I just used the layers method, thinking more is less in this case ;)
Buttons are a must with a dress..
and maybe you can spot the upcycled cardboard circle, made to look like a button too ...
.....and the millners net has been turned in to be a part of the dress
I love making quick cards or tags, as it challenges me to be creative just in that instant of moment...
I hope you like to be challenged and would like to play along with our Dress Form challenge...
One of my fave fragrances is Jean Paul Gaultier's Classique which comes in a glass dress form bottle. The bottle is so pretty that I find it hard to throw it in the recycle bin.
So I decide to alter it to be a stand for my fave charm bracelet.
Here are the supplies I started with...the bottle, a glass door knob from Daiso for the base, book papers and air dry clay.
The bottle was small so I needed to "bulk" it up a little so that it can hold my charm bracelet. I tore pieces of book paper and adhered it to the glass bottle using matte medium. When that was dry, I covered the whole bottle with air-dry clay, making sure to distribute the weight equally so that the bottle is sturdy.
Once the clay was dry , I covered the dress form with bits of vintage lace and feathers.
I loved how it turned out and will be decorating more of these dress form bottles by varying the heights of the bases. Won't a row of these with your fave bracelets be a nice addition to your dresser? *winks*
Hello friends! Welcome to our last challenge of the year! This month, we would love to see you get creative with a dress form! Paint a canvas with a dress form, decorate a chipboard dress form or doll up a life-size dress form....let your imagination run wild for LESSology Challenge #53: Dress Form. :)
As always, you can create anything you like as long as it incorporate at least ONE upcycled item. Please let us know what it is in your blog post as it might not be apparent.
Here is this month's prize package.
Here's a sneak peek at the design team's projects....
Ready to play along? Please link up your newly created projects featuring the use of a dress form via Inlinkz [located at the end of the post] by Sunday November 29, 11.55pm EST.