Tuesday, August 28, 2012

3D Dress Form

Hi everyone. It's been a while since I posted anything here, sorry. It's not that I haven't been crafting, just lazy and not posted any of my creations LOL. I do have a few to upload & blog about but those can wait a bit as I've just spent the afternoon with some great online craft friends on Ustream where we made this 3D dress form doll.

We used the Tim Holtz Sewing die and cut two dress forms, cut them both in half so that we could mirror image the die (the left & right sides are not uniform and make the doll look a bit funny - to Rose anyway :)).

We then stuck the two sides together and painted the entire dress form with black gesso, placed a Crafters Workshop stencil over the die and added some black texture paste to create some dimension. We then heat set it, painted it with the black gesso again, then added clear UTEE and heat set it so it bubbled. Love that effect!

We then took some satin fabric, glued up the hem and seams with scor-tape, added some lace in the front (where the sides met but positioned it in a v-shape). All adhered with scor-tape.

Then wrapped some 3" black lace for the bodice, gathered the wasteline of the skirt using needle and thread, hot glued a black velvet ribbon around the waste to hide the gathering (and ugly stitching) and adhered it all using the hot glue gun.

Next we cut out a flower & leaves section of some ribbon and attached it to the upper section of the body (used it as a blouse).

We then made the hat out of - wait for it - a piece of black felt AND THE FOAM PIECE OF A FINGER DAUBER! Coloured the foam piece in black alcohol ink, squeezed dry, adhered it to the centre of the foam circle piece, cut a slit in the centre of the felt circle for the head to slot into. Placed some string beads around the head piece of the hat, sprayed the white ribbon bow with glimmer mist in red, green and purple and adhered this where the beads crossed over on the hat.

We had a bit of fun making this this afternoon - unfortunately I did not record the stream, sorry.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

4x4 Storage Box for Vicki

In March 2009 I hosted a 4x4 mini page swap. We had 20 participants and we each had to make 20 of the same 4x4 mini page. We had 3 months in which we had to make and post the pages, individually to each participant.
It wasn't until earlier this year (I think) that I made a storage unit for the pages (they wouldn't all fit into a mini album). Vicki (cajunstmpr) liked the look of my storage unit so I mentioned that if Vicki at least attempted to make the storage unit, I would make one for her.
Well, Vicki is still trying to make her storage unit, so I decided it was time I made one for her, and here it is! I did stream the making of the unit but not embellishing it. You can catch my ustream part 1 here.