I finally got to finish my dress form. (Well, "finish" is not the exact term I want to use. I'm sure I will be decorating and redecorating her, but for now the decoupage is done.)
I bought a newer dress form from a coworkers mom because I couldn't find an old one I could afford. I still wanted an aged look so I changed it up a bit. Below is the process...
1. First I used masking tape to cover the entire fabric cover dress form, just in case I want to use it as a real dress form in the future (cause I can always tear off the paper cover I made)
Yep, I covered the whole thing. I used about 3/4 of a roll of tape.
2. Brush Gloss Medium (available at most craft and hobby stores) over a small area of tape and press a torn piece of antique sheet music down, then brush over the music piece.
3. Keep layering pieces and brushing on the medium. (you can see that I started out with darker aged music and lighter aged music, I ended up covering over all the lighter music cause I didn't like the way it looked)
4. Let the decoupage dry for a day, then play dress up. She is wearing my unfinished apron and some nicely tattered glass pearls as well as a choker I made (which is unfinished too, LOL)
Now I just need to finish getting the back porch enclosed so I have room to display her properly. I don't think I've blogged about that. We are enclosing our back deck so I will have a proper studio. As of now my "studio" is in the corner of my kitchen and spread out all over the kitchen table. Like most, I have to get that room where I can. A studio is where you make it, until you can spread out.
I can't wait to get into that area, it will also enlarge our laundry room, be a library for our many books, and a place where we can have jam sessions. We have a lot of guitars because my husband and I play and are teaching our children. And many of our friends and family know how to play as well so we get together and "jam" once in a while. Can't wait for that area too.
Anyway, glad to finally be able to post pics of my dress form.
Hope you are having a wonderful day!