Friday, August 31, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Miles of Smiles 

More Green Tara Projects
"Mannequin Fairy"

I have had this paper Mache mannequin floating around my house for several years with full intentions to alter her but it always just seamed to hard, well this time I found her & I set myself a goal to either finish her or throw her out once and for all. I am glad I did finish her although now I need to find her a very safe home for her from all the sticky fingers in my house.

I started with a mannequin with a paper body on a wooden stand that stands aprox 50cm high. I painted the body with gesso and started with the top half of her body using mulberry paper cut into small squares. I used modge podge to glue the pieces into a shirt pattern around the top of the bodice then doing the same with the bottom half this time using an old paper pattern brought at an opp shop. Setting aside over night to dry.

Using a strip of fabric and a strip of mesh creating her skirt, by putting mesh under the material it gives the skirt more flair. I attached the material etc with dress pins that had a pearl on the top, just sticking them straight into the mannequins body with a little force.

Then you can go about adding more details. I used Green Tara Paper String around her collar and then the rosettes & lace & ribbon as a belt with some left to dangle, also adding a bow in Green Tara ribbon. Wooden flourish was distressed with white crackle paint and mini roses had just the tips rubbed on an ink pad to give them a little colour.

Wings were created using some tattered angels chips and glimmer mist and random feathers from junk shop.

Green Tara Products used.....

Paper String - white CODE: PSWh - to create top neck line

Herringbone Ribbon - Dusty Pink CODE: RB405DP - to create ribbon bow

Bud n bow ribbon - ivory CODE: RB6761Iv - to create the belt and sash

12x12 milled mulberry (Unryo) - mint CODE: 1212MMi10 - to create the bodice top

3cm roses - ivory CODE: FDR024Iv - tips have been inked in teal

2cm roses - white CODE: FDR009Wh - tips have been inked in teal

1.5cm roses - Lavender CODE: FDR003L

Gardenia flower - Cherry CODE: FDV054Ch - bottom of stand

Poppy flower - sea green CODE: XF9212SG - bottom of stand

"No Name Page" Please help me name this page!!!

This is an early 1980's photo of me, no idea when it was taken or the details surrounding the time, my mind had drawn a blank so please if you have any ideas on a title please do share.

I wanted to use some paper I had stashed away for years, something you would probably look at now and say oh bin it how ugly lol. So I started with a lime green piece of paper that came with flocked flowers on it, I then added some texture paste with a credit card over 3/4 of the page to the right where the photo is, and added some spray mists to tone down the green of the paper to make it a little more yellow,

I then used a glimmer mist butterfly screen and more glimmer mist to create the butterfly and a few more drops of the teal mist here and there just to add very small details of colour and to help highlight the teal flowers.

Using mulberry paper from Green Tara and mod podge, I ripped the paper up fraying some of the pieces and then glued them down with mod podge in 3 random bunches leaving some pieces sticking up while others were glued flat and added a little glimmer mist to colour them once they had dried.

I punched around the page with a border punch and with a teal ink then inked the punched edges. Due to the ink etc slightly warping the paper as it was only a very thin sheet I then glued the whole page to a plain sheet of white cardstock and again inked the edges.

Choosing flowers from of course Green Taras wonderful selection, I arranged them around the photo and added some leaves and a couple of other embellishments to finish the page giving each flower a spray in glimmer mist before attaching them.

Green Tara Products used....

12x12 milled mulberry (Unryo) - white CODE: 1212MWh10

Leaves Paper - Green leaves in several sizes

Apple blossoms - white CODE: FDV044Wh - sprayed yellow

Apple blossoms - Pink CODE: FDV044P2

Apple blossoms - Pink/White CODE: FDV044P

Gardenia flower - Tourquoise CODE: FDV054Tu

New Camellia - Turquoise CODE: XF9219Tu

Petals in 7cm & 4cm white & pink

Lattice Ribbon - Ivory CODE: RB6735Iv