Sunday, 22 June 2008

A Mannequin



I have fancied having a bash at altering one of these for ages and I picked one up for a couple of quid recently in a sale so here it is.
I hollowed out the heart with a Dremel before starting to paint it. I started with green and blue ink pads then spritzed it with blue ink before using a gold acrylic dabber on it. Once the base was done I used rub-ons, then some gold leafing stuff, then some more rub-ons and some images stamped onto tissue paper coloured with the same ink so they blended in . Lastly some embossing powder.
The wings are grungeboard done with texture paste, embossing powders and inks. The crown is grungeboard with texture paste and jewels then embossed and the jewels melted so it went all nice and squishy looking.
The heart is coloured red with acrylic paint and stickles.
The face is stamped on a clear fragment piece backed with silver metal to give it a mirror look.
I have not decided if it should be holding something dangley from its other hand so for the time being I have left it until I decide. So if you have an idea one way or another about it put a comment to give me your opinion.
I really enjoyed doing this.

11 comments:

Zuzu's Blog said...

Oh WOW!!!!!!! i love this (so does LMP cos he just went "oh wow!" when he saw it) he also said its very funky! lol

great work .. great idea.. i may be forced to go to ikea and get one now!

Mandy C said...

this is amazing carol and soooo you!

Paula said...

totally stunning.....Love it!
Youve given me much needed inspiration to tackle my mannequin which I bought last year.

LazyKay said...

EXCELLENT! So many elements, will keep the observer occupied for hours looking at them all.

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Linda said...

cool! very inspirational!

lottie said...

Just perfect - what a wonderful work of art - it must have taken you hours and sounds like so much fun.

This is something that has to be displayed in a prominent place for sure - just stunning. thanks for sharing how you did it - not that I could achieve something like that and IKEA is 125 miles away from here lol

I think it looks perfect just as it is.

Melanie said...

oooooooo mrs ginger i love this,fantabulous mrs!

sam21ski said...

WOW - simply stunning

Paula said...

Ive nominated you for a little award,all the details are on my blog!

Chris said...

This is really FAB and I love all of your altered art projects too :)

Mike.LMP said...

A funky Jim Davidson prize from some game show I can't remember what it was called though
I Love what you have done to it