This mannequin was made at a recent workshop I attended. The body is made of paper mache which I painted in gesso. The wooden stand was painted in gold acrylic. I stamped images onto a man's paper handkerchief. I then gently tore round the different shapes and then, and only then separated the layers. I pasted a gel medium onto the form and with my fingers and a paint brush placed the top layer of the stamped images in the appropriate positions. I then sealed these with another layer of gel medium. Next, I glued the lace around the bottom and top of the form. After stamping, colouring and shaping the flowers I glued the flowers in place , finally embellishing with pearls. These processes allow me to enter a couple of challenges. The first being over on Vintage Stamping Challenge (Lace and Pearls) and the second on Our Creative Corner using a recipe from 3 columns ( Lace, Wood , Inks)
Retired finally. Widow of 5 years. Life long learner-always wanting to know more and always eager to share knowledge gained. Person with many hobbies.( Knit my first cardigan at 7 years of age. Made my first dress at 12). Fond memories of going to Boyes' summer and winter sales in Scarborough to stock up wool and material supplies with my Mum. One winter when snowed in we even walked the 5 miles over the racecourse and back carrying armfuls of 'goodies'. New to card making which has helped me through my mourning. Love the buzz after each one completed-feels as though I have created a mini-masterpiece. My 31 year old daughter is now making cards although with her first child just recently born cardmaking is on hold and my 26 year old son has even had a go. Have also taken up a new outdoor sport-golf and loving that too.