Thursday, January 21, 2016

Shabby Chic Dressform Hangup

Hello again, my fellow chippy fans!  It's Thursday again.  Barbara here with this week's Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts project.  Have you ever played with paper dolls, dressed them in paper clothes, and spent hours dressing and re-dressing them?   Well, when I saw these fab Dressform Hang Ups from Gypsy Soul Lase Cuts, I knew I was going to have some fun!   

Step 1: Paint hangup portion with Titan Buff acrylic paint.
Step 2: Add a mixture of Burnt Umber and Interference Gold paint to the hang up to make it more shabby chic.  Adhere small piece of hangup over the larger piece for added dimension.
Step 3: Cover bodice with print paper.
 Step 4: Accordion fold a 6"x12" piece of corresponding print paper, every ¼", to form dress.
Step 5: Staple top section of paper with tiny stapler, or tape it, as shown so that the bottom flares out like a fan.
Step 6: Use a decorative circle punch a 5"x12" piece of coordinating paper to create the "apron" portion of the dress, then accordion fold it, as shown.
dress apron
Step 7: These chipboard shapes are pieces that were removed from the hangup portion.  Paint them with ColourArte Apricot Nectar Silks Acrylic Glaze.  Two coats were needed.
knockout pieces
Step 8: Paint a feathery flourish with two coats of ColourArte Apricot Nectar Silks Acrylic Glaze.  
feathery flourish
Step 9: Adhere the four knockout pieces to the bodice, as shown.  Add a metal filigree jewelry embellishment to the bodice.
Step 10: Add the dress apron, tiny flowers and leaves, to the right side of the dress, as shown.  Diamond Stickles glitter glue was also added to the flower petals.
Step 11: The feathery flourish was glued just to the left of the apron, along with a short string of pearls.
And here is a closeup of the embellished dress portion.  

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Supplies Used:
Dressform Hang Ups
Feathery Flourishes Set
Cardstock Doily Set Intricates

ColourArte Apricot Nectar Silks Acrylic Glaze
Scrapbook Papers 
String Pearls 
Metal jewelry embellishments 
Paper flowers 
Diamond Stickles 
Decorative Circle Punch
Acrylic Paint - Titan Buff, Burnt Umber, Interference Gold
Tacky Glue

I really had a ton of fun with this one, and I hope you will be inspired to make one, or two, or three of these fun dresses.  I think they would be perfect for little girls and big girls, alike!  This would make such a beautiful statement, also, on a scrapbook page layout, or how about the front of a mini album or altered book!  Or just make a bunch of them and hang them up!  Stay tuned because next week, I have another surprise for you with another style that I think you are going to like. 

In the meantime, thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful, creative weekend!