Saturday, 3 September 2011

Spread your Wings

I did something different for my off the page for Miss Nelly this month.
I combined both the 10" frame and one of the mannequins to create a frame for a quote.
It took a bit of fiddling but I'm happy with the results....

Materials Used:
Kaisercraft 6.5″ frame (SB2114), Kaisercraft Dress Form (SB122), Miss Nelly Paper Pad (PP849), Miss Nelly Her Habits (P713), Wooden Flourish Wings (FL346), Pearl Strip Champagne (PL503), Rub ons Timeless Treasures (RB945), Paper Blooms Coconut (F640), Paper Blooms Cranberry (F638), Mini Paper Blooms Aubergine (F654), White Lace (E926).
Other products: white flowers, leaves, tulle, paint, ink, ribbon, kindy glitz, transparency, grunge board wings.

I wanted a frame that would be able to sit on a shelf or my desk, so I combined both the 6.5″ frame and one of the free-standing dress forms.
Wanting a shabby chic look, I painted the frame and form with a pale pink, then a top coat of white. Sanding all of the edges gives a distressed shabby feel to the project.
To get the full pleated skirt for the dress form, join 2 pieces of paper from the paper pad, and concertina it, flaring the bottom. The Miss Nelly paper pad has a lot of small detailed papers that work perfectly for projects like this.
I added tulle to the bottom of the skirt to add a strip of colour and hid the top of the pleats with a spray of flowers, ribbon, and tulle, finished with a butterfly rub on on a scrap piece of transparency, folded in the middle and kindy glitz. Then added some flourish rub ons and pearls for detail.
The quote in the frame has been printed onto transparency, and although this one is designed to be permanent, it would be a simple solution to not seal the top of the frame and be able to change the quote as your moods and circumstances change, or even add a photo.
Inking the glossy pink pattern paper on the front of the frame with white brings out the pattern and softens the bright pink.
Flowers were added to the base of the dress form, and the top right corner of the frame completes the visual triangle and finishing with a bit of kindy glitz to the edges of the flowers leaves adds sparkle.

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