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!
Sunday, 27 June 2010
Papier Mache Mannequin
Posted by Lucy Edmondson at 14:44
Labels: Artistic Stamper, Dressmaking Plate, Mannequin
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An amazing piece! Love all of the details. Great idea for a lace coaster as the apron. Too funny about the chunky thighs!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous piece Lucy! Looks like her pink cotton reel 'stocking' is falling down - is she Nora Batty?! xxReplyDelete
Sweet little piece, love her draped tape measure!ReplyDelete
Oh this is charming and so very cleverReplyDelete
Love it Lucy and I think the cotton reels are just perfect, xReplyDelete
Yep, chunky thighs...makes her a proper woman LOL Love this Lucy, tis fab xReplyDelete
Chunky thighs, has she hit menopause?? Fabulous piece down to the apron!ReplyDelete
Love the whole thing! If you truly want thinner thighs, try some thimbles. I like it the way it is.ReplyDelete
So quirky, and just loving it!ReplyDelete
This is fantastic, Lucy and I adore her pinny!ReplyDelete
This is cute Lucy. Aren't those coasters one of the best finds in Poundland?! I make sure I always have a stock of them. TFS your artwork. Lynne xReplyDelete