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Monday, January 2, 2012

Decoupaged mannequin dress form

Hi guys! This is what I was working on last night. I had this half done for a couple weeks. Now she is completed and off to my Etsy shop hopeandjoystudios! My husband got this form for me from 2 of his (and my) estate sale buddies. He said he thought I could do something with it. (Yay!) I covered it in pages from an antique French to English dictionary. I like how the foxed edges added some color.
The Paris text I made with my antique store signage stamps..I love those things! The large crown images came from the Graphics Fairy.
The postcard is a copy of an antique one from my stash. If you look closely there are horses and buggies in the foreground!
Of course I HAD to finish the back..even though it might not be seen if hanging. I wanted to give the option to people of hanging this or standing it. It is thinner than a fully 3D one and I thought it would be great on a dresser or cabinet top where there was not enough room for a full sized one. (I had to give her a pretty green butterfly tat on her shoulder too!)
This lady is a copy of a stylish lady from an antique magazine I have.
The French advertising bits are also from the Graphics Fairy..she has butterflies in her stomach!
I like how the text shows through the butterfly on this one. I left the necklace area plain so it wouldn't "fight" with any jewelry that was displayed on it.
My daughter's boyfriend asked,"Is that the New Orleans Saints logo?" LOL..well..yes and no! (Boys!)
Since this was French to English, I had to add this sassy lady. I found her on an antique postcard on a trip to SD 2 summers ago. I knew I would find a way to use her!
Here she is hanging on my dining room wall.... The change of color is due to the change of lighting. Yes my dining room has striped walls..for now. They have been that way for awhile and I am pondering a change. When we first moved here I went a bit crazy painting things however I wanted after years of renting! Hope you have a great day! Til next time! Julia

I am linking this to Carol at for her Mannequin Dress form party..I am a techo idiot so I hope I grabbed all her link button..if not just pop over for the fun!

YAY! It worked!


FabricFascination said...

What a great way to repurpose a mannequin. I like the newspaper look.

Old Time Cindy said...

Really nice job! Popping in from Carol's dress form party to say hi!

Aledia said...

She is positively fabulous!!

Thank You for sharing her with us, I am you newest follower :)

Have a great night!


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

O dear!! What a beauty she is. I love the job you did with the decoupage and all the pieces you used for it!!



deb said...

Awesome job! Mine started out as a shell aslo.
Love the images you added

debi said...

Beautiful makeover! Love the pretty graphics you used.

Something Special said...

Oh if I had the half form I think I would have done the same thing to it. I did a small one a little bit similar to yours. Check it out and see what you think. I enjoyed visiting your blog very much!

Heart Vintage Design said...

Just beautiful!