Monday, January 16, 2012

Transformed Dress Form

Hi everyone! I wanted to show you a  dress form that I purchased from Hobby Lobby that I altered. I made this a few months ago, but am just getting around to posting it. I think it went through a total transformation. I am also submitting this the Sunday Stamper Challenge for "gold"...lots of gold on this one, and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge for "anything but a card".
This is the original.
I sprayed multiple layers of mists. After drying I stamped more images all over the form. Lace was added for the trim, ribbon and a buckle to create the belt, along with the jewelry.
To create the wings, I free hand cut a pair from corrugated paper, because I didn't have the right size die. I embossed them with a texture fade, and then gave them several coats of glitter glam. Gathered Twigs Distress Ink finished them off around the edges. They were attached with brads.
Hobby Lobby: Dress Form, ribbon
Tim Holtz: Alterations from Sizzix- Texture Fade in Shattered Glass; Distress Ink- Gathered Twigs
Tattered Angels:  Mists- Black Magic, Chocolate Covered Cherries, Silver Sugar, Creme de Cocoa, Candy Apple Red; Stamps- Vintage Seasons Timeless Romance, Travel one (a lost the packaging with the actual name); Glitter Glam- Golden Goddess (used on the wings, on the ribbon, and on the form to brighten some of the stamped images)
Ranger: Archival Ink- Jet Black
Making Memories: Black Tie Trims (pearl lace), rhinestone brads
From My Stash: brooch, belt buckle, corrugated paper, cameo necklace
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Anita, this is amazing! Just amazing! Bravo. Yvonne

  2. Love your altered dress form, Anita. I thought the original was pretty cool but then you added all the layers of spray mists and the gold embellishments and created a cool piece of art! Love it! Thanks for sharing your dress form with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  3. Lol! I have one of these waiting to happen too! Love how your dress form turned out.

  4. Lovely altered dress form, the mists are lovely as is the lace. The gold embellishments are perfect. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  5. Beautiful! Love your cracked wings... that's one of my favorite folders. And her corsage is such a neat touch!

  6. that's cool. I've seen those dress forms at hobby lobby, but you for sure, outdid anything that could even imagine with it.

  7. Gorgeous! Love the purple color of the dress form very much, andthat the orginal background is showing through! Those wings are super cool.

  8. Wow, this is very unique. Glad I stopped by.

    Jenn from Paper Expressions

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  10. wow this is amazing hun, LOVE those wings especially, perfect! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  11. Anita....this is just stunnig!! Love your dress fom and the wings are just gorgeous xx


  12. How wonderful is this? Super project, Anita. I especially love the wings! So glad you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!



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