I am submitting one of my mannequins for the Sunday Scrappers Challenge which is:
one.A few months ago I had the pleasure of going to the WOW HQ with fellow DT’s and we did a technique with foil, flock,
embossing powder and double sided sheets. I loved this technique and so I have replicated it for the skirt on the mannequin.
black. It is sooo fantastic as a base for anything. Next I cut Tim Holtz tissue paper into strips and used PVA glue to put it onto the
mannequin body. Once dry, I went over this in peeled paint and vintage photo distress stain, then painted over the top, Martha Stuart green glitter paint.
The WOW technique came next. Get a stencil -I chose a Dreamweaver leafy stencil and put in down on one side of the double sided sticky. Take the different foils, I chose copper,
dark blue and green and rubbed this into the stencil. When pulled away some of it stays in the stencil crevices. After that I used brown flock and rubbed this over the stencil, putting back in the pot what I didn’t use. I then peeled the stencil off and sprinkled bark embossing powder over the pattern. The embossing powder stuck to the areas hidden by the
stencil. I then used a heat gun lightly over the picture and the embossing powder melted and formed ridges in the pattern. I covered a full A4 sheet of double sided sticky with the stencil and the technique then peeled off the back of the sticky and lay it onto a very colourful piece of 12 x 12 paper. This would mean that when I curled the
pieces for the skirt, the backing paper would show through in some areas and blend with the mannequin torso.
I then cut this into 2cm strips, curled one end and glued the other onto the torso forming a skirt all the way around. I then finished off with a velvet ribbon around the waist, tied at the back.
I have called this mother nature as it looks very organic to me and the day I made it I was in a very calm state even though the wind and rain were lashing it down outside, it made me feel all cosy in the house………………….