I made this papier mache mannequin using one of the collage plates from the Artistic Stamper, and their Dressmaking Plate.
I painted the mannequin with flesh coloured paint and stamped a variety of the images onto tissue paper, including the words 'Perfectly Fitted' and the tape measure from the Collage Plate. I also stamped some of the images onto her 'work pinny', which was a Poundland crochet coaster, to which I added a few buttons and poppers, a safety pin and pearl headed pin for texture and interest. I added a scrap of lace to her neckline as a collar, which was my friend, Von's, idea, as she was here yesterday and I said, 'where shall I put this scrap of lace?'. I cut a piece of tape measure twill, also from the Artistic Stamper, and added a bit of memory foil to the ends to look like the metal ends of a tape measure and to stop it fraying and make it drape a bit better.
Finally I stood her on two old wooden thread spools, but I haven't stuck them down as I am not sure about this bit? My thinking was, it makes her look like she has chunky thighs, but as she has a perfect bosom and a tiny waist, that seemed only fair!