For Polly's great fun fabric-themed Not Biased mixed media challenge today.
It was a bit of a struggle to pull mixed media into this until I decided to create a little skirt for my dress form using a cling wrap background left over from DTGD last year!
To begin at the beginning, I ironed some interfacing onto my fabric and cut the body of the dress form and the button, cutting another dress form out of chipboard and swiping it with Walnut Stain. I stamped the ticking background on a big paint chip I received from Sandy, and then stamped part of a sentiment frame. I think that I might replace the stamped leaf with one of the petals left from the dress, looking at it onscreen. I stamped the frame again on kraft, and also on two little bits of washi tape on paper for piecing the flowers. Added the little wooden bird embellishment - which is covered with fabric.
Ran drywall mesh tape across the bottom. I cut the daisy topper in two sizes from the background (which was created on glossy card using starch, with Brusho Acrylic sprays and gold shimmer mist), and used them to create a skirt. The waistband is seam binding dyed with mopped-up Brusho powders, and I threaded it through a little pearl buckle. Added a die-cut button from the same fabric, and a sentiment from HA and call this done apart from adding a little petal over the leaf. Fun challenge, thanks Polly! I was so tired I didn't know if I'd get anything made today, but I couldn't resist :D.
Date: Friday, April 21, 2017 GMT Views: 512
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Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 29180
Fri, Apr 21, 2017 @ 10:23 AM
WOW you really went all out on this Sabrina! I LOVE the dress, especially that fab skirt...the little seam binding belt with the pearl buckle is adorable! And your bird detail in the corner is awesome...it's all so creative!! Glad you had fun...thanks for playing along!
Registered: May 12, 2016 Location: NW Wisconsin Posts: 4966
Fri, Apr 21, 2017 @ 7:01 PM
Sabrina, I absolutely love your creative thinking of combining random elements to serve as masterpieces of design! The paint chip bg is indeed wonderful and you took it up a notch by stamping the ticking vertically!
From the dainty dress to the drywall mesh tape and everything else, is simply a work of fine art and design!