Nov 5, 2015

LESSology Challenge #53: Creative inspiration of Mitra Pratt

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I'm always excited to check out what design team member Mitra Pratt got her hands on at the second hand store. Let's see what she cooked up for LESSology Challenge #53: Dress Form.

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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! 


Lizzy Hill said...

INCREDIBLE!!! Love every bit of it, from her candle 'pedestal', to her wings...& canvas! Super impressive. Love this. SOOO creative):):)

SD pooja said...

Its very unique and Interesting project !

Suman Pandit said...

very interesting, I also tried printing on canvas recently, came out really well. also love the idea of the wings with brads !!