Thursday, October 18, 2007

i'm working on a mannequin

my husband picked up this mannequin for me this summer at a barn sale for $10. i really haven't quite known what to do with it since the body is fabric. after taking Stephanie Lee's class at Artnsoul, i decided i would use the same stuff from class. i call it paper mache - but it's the strips that you cut and then dip in water and then layed down and then it dries - Rigid Wrap is what it is called. that is far as i got (top picture) before i ran out of rigid wrap. i just picked up some more at Michael's yesterday, so i'll get to finishing it up. after it is completely wrapped and dried, i will paint the edges and then start collaging the rest of it. i did one before and it turned out awesome- only this one i didn't have to paper mache - it was already a type of material ready for collaging on. i'll post pictures as it progesses!


  1. I cannot wait to see what you do with this! I think I want to get a mannequin/dressmakers dummy of my own and play with it. OOoooh yea!

  2. What a fun idea! I look forward to seeing what you do with it.

  3. I agree with m and Joanne, can't wait to see the finished girl!
    You never stop, amazing woman!

  4. so happy to hear your enthusiasm about the little travellers! aren't they adorable? and such a great cause. not sure if the dogster contest is over or not. i wish it wouldn't have been such a pain for people to sign up, sift through pics & vote. oh well! have a great weekend!


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