Sunday, March 18, 2012

My Table Top Mannequin and
Bortree Corsets Paper Doll Free Printable

I really have a treat for you today :) I don't know if you have noticed but I always try to post something that goes along with what I am working on. Well I have been working on my studio. I had planned to make one big post with all my studio projects but things are taking a bit longer than I had hoped... so I thought I would just start posting some of my smaller projects.

I bought this mannequin bust on ebay but as you can see it is not quite my style. A redo was in order. I hated the thought of having to sew a new cover so I thought I would try painting it first. Because I did not want to loose the softness or texture of the fabric, I used some textile medium with my acrylic paint and gave it a whirl... it worked! I added a candle stick to the bottom and then had my son cut me a stencil that I took from one of my favorite paper dolls for the wording.

It now has a home on top of my favorite project so far.. but more of that later.

The paper doll that I took my inspiration from is an advertising paper doll for corsets made by Bortree manufacturing. I hope you love her as much as I do :)


Feel free to pin the thumb above but please do not pin the actual download. I would like everyone to stop by here to download it so they don't miss all my other fun free downloads



12 comments:

Victoria Sayer said...

Wowee!!
What a difference!
Well done, Inka.
Nice work.

plaisanter said...

You made it beautiful, Inka, great job.

Rhissanna said...

Thank you for the paper doll. She's gorgeous! And the patina on the dress form is just wonderful!

craftattack said...

Love how you have altered the bust, and thanks for sharing the paper doll! Valerie

Marilou of Lulus Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Love the makeover, I have one that needs a redo, I just can't decide what to do, will need to try that candle stick method at the bottom for sure, thanks for sharing a great idea! Thanks for the paper doll too:) Hugs Marilou

Laura Comito said...

I have been looking for a mannequin like that to design necklaces on! Ebay NEVER has any when I am looking!

Jann said...

This looks fabulous--love what you did with the dress form! The paper doll is beautiful, as well!

Carolyn said...

You're getting back in the groove with your projects. I like your version of the mannequin much better which is definitely more your style. Really pleased to see you posting again.

Hugs,
Carolyn

Kathy said...

I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful freebies that you give out. I love your blog and creativity. I also have bought several of your downloads from Etsy. They were fabulous. Please keep up the good work. Thank you so much.

Dawn said...

What a wonderful transformation, it looks wonderful and very vintage now. Love Dawn xx

Joynana said...

Wow, your work is amazing. I have been snooping around your blog and love it.

jen said...

I agree, How clever and talented you are, it's beautiful!!