Can you believe, the entire project started with a paper mache dress form I picked up at Michael's? I actually picked it up without any project in mind. It was just a good deal and I stashed it for later. Well, as I was browsing through Cutting Cafe, I saw their darling dress form shaped card file and decided I would do a project with the form and the card, next I decided that I needed wings so I used the butterfly shaped card to create my wings on both pieces of the project.
I knew that I wanted to decoupage my dress form and that my design paper would be to thick so I went into my napkin stash. (I happen to have a fairly large stash, I love pretty napkins and use them to pack my baby girl's lunch and for my daily tea as well as crafting.) I loved the way the napkin looked on the dress but I wanted to ruffle the bottom so I was going to have to make a waist band, I looked around for what to use and there was a lovely roll of Washi tape just begging to be used. I really liked the contrast between the floral and the tape so I added some to the hems of the skirt tiers which had the added benefit of giving them more body. The Washi tap was also added to the wings. The entire dress form is mounted to a glass candle stick which has a decoupaged bottom to match the dress with some pearl embellishments. After all, what kind of fancy dress would it be without pearls?
Cutting Cafe Dress Form Shpaed Card, Butterfly Shaped Card, Pillow Box
Punch Studio Napkins
Recollections Washi Tape and Pearls
Dollar Store Candle Stick
Michael's Dollar Bin Dress Form
Apple Crate Acrylic Cream Paint
Recollections Paper Roses
Recollections Metal Butterfly
Prima Paper Flowers
Rumikins Game Piece
Black Fine Tip Sharpie