A big hello and welcome. Today I am excited to share how I met the August Dress It or Wear It Challenge from StencilGirl®️. There are so many ways this challenge could be interpreted and it is always fun to see what everyone does.
Second hand shopping can be fun and I found a cute wire dress form at the junk shop. When I started thinking of ways to recycle it, I wanted it to serve a purpose in my studio. Now this wouldn’t have to be a dress form but the form did fit the challenge. Using some clothes pins from the dollar store, and some spray paints to transform them, the pins became the foundation for the skirt.
Liquitex spray paints were applied to all the surfaces through stencils. We had chosen to use L358, L543 and L435 this month.I had prepared some fabric for this project while collaborating with Shel on a live printing session aired on their Art Joy of Sharing YouTube channel.
You can find it here
Some of the fabric was torn and woven into the wire on the dress-form. Additional stenciled fabric was glued to the bodice before applying sari ribbon and trim.
The video process is here
The dress was beautifully adorned with paper flowers received as a gift from another paper crafting friend, Vickie of Messy Table Studio. Aren’t they lovely? She does such fine detailed work. You can find her on Etsy at Messy Table Studio.
So now when I need to clip up a wet piece of paper or fabric, I will know right where to find My Clothes pins. Wouldn’t it be fun to make a batch of these decorative clothes pins for your friends? I think I may have plans to make some more.