Saturday, October 2, 2010

Altered Artist Mannequin

I've had this mannequin for ages.  I bought it with the intention of 'altering' it.  I did paint it a few weeks ago and had an idea what I wanted to do and made the skirt, but have had various ideas for the body since. After seeing one this week on WOYWW (sorry can't remember where) it inspired me to finish mine.  I decoupaged book pages onto it using Mod Podge Gloss but then hit on the idea of wrapping her with linen thread, which I started yesterday evening but decided to go back to the paper.  I had to draw the eyes and mouth on a separate piece of paper then cut them out to stick on as the surface was too slippery to draw on.  Initially I was going to make her black boots and then shoes - perhaps out of felt - but decided to paint some shoes on :-)

13 comments:

Crafty Chris said...

Wow Anne you have just the best ideas she is fantastic, def artistic.
Chris x

Kay said...

Anne, she is gorgeous! I love her skirt and her hair, and her shoes are fab.

patcrafts said...

Wow Anne she is fantastic what wonderful ideas you have I just love everything about her she's great. What talent.
Hugs Pat xx

kayc said...

WOW. She is stunning. Love everything about her. You are so clever! Kathleen x

Helen said...

I think she is just gorgeous. I am in awe.

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

OMG Anne, this is fabulous! Great colours, love her little skirt, clever clogs! hugs Heidi x

Cardarian said...

Lovely Anne! True art!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Linby said...

wow Anne - how very creative you are - looks great.
Linbyx

Chrissie said...

Wow Anne, this is something else!
Just fabulous!
BTW, I did get my tweezers from eBay!
Chrissie

Doone said...

mardi gras marvelous - she's a beauty -

Dx

nerllybird said...

That'll be my blog you saw, then! I love the skirt you've made - putting a skirt on her was the first thing I thought of doing, too! The different colours on the book page look really good, she's fab!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is one super altered doll. You did an awesome job of decorating and altering her. I'm so totally impressed. You did a great job.

thekathrynwheel said...

Cool! Love the shoes.