I am excited to show off this little mixed media dress form I made for Graphic 45. Being able to play with hot off the press craft supplies is one of the coolest perks of being on a design team.
I started off by coloring the Kaiser Craft mannequin with black gesso.
Then I used the brand new washi tape to decorate the edges of the stand. As most of you know I adore decorative tapes, so I was pretty jazzed when Graphic 45 finally came out with some.
To decorate the bodice I used a new shabby chic metal keyhole. To create a bit of interest, I backed the opening with a scrap of paper that had a pretty face image on it.
To provide movement, I added a chain I had on hand. I have oodles of junk that my dad gives me from left over estate sales and this is where I scored this treasure.
I also used the Couture flower die cuts to embellish the skirt area of this project. I love how their coordinated embellishments make it easy to add design elements.
Also notice the new shabby chic key and brad I used. The finish on these new staples is really lovely. It was a little bit hard for me to not horde them!
The final touch is my usual buffing of gilders paste in silver for added texture and framing.
I hope you liked this fun little project for Graphic 45! I sure had fun creating it!