Friday, October 21, 2011

Dress Form Fairy

I finally finished my dress form project, here it is! I love fairies and dress forms, so why not combine both and I did. This was a paper mache dress form that I had purchased from my local scrapbook store. All the beautiful floral embellishments I used are from I Am Roses. To start off, I painted the entire dress form with a pink acrylic paint. After that I coated it with a crackle medium. I let that dry then I used white acrylic paint as the top coat. I love the end results.

I covered the the middle part of the dress form with Gardenia Curly Petals to mimic the skirt. I added some mini rhinestones and pearls randomly on the petals. I placed some lace trim and Natural Skeleton Leaves on the bust. To add more interest to the neckline, I added some mini pearl flat back pearl trim and a rhinestone button.

On the base of the dress form, I wrapped a White Paper Flowers Spray and randomly placed some Pink Paper Roses, Pink 2 Tone Semi Open Rose Buds, White Paper Roses and more Skeleton Leaves.

My favorite part is the wings. I used more of the skeleton leaves to form the wings, three on each side. They look very delicate and whimsical. I tied some lace trim into a bow and used this beautiful large crystal flower from KARLAS001 Etsy.

To add a little more detail, I place some mini flat back pearl trim down the lace to mimic buttons. So there is my Fairy Dress Form for you guys this Friday. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I did making it. For a more detailed look, you can view my video here. Have a great weekend everyone!

I Am Roses Products (links provided):
GP2-1 Small Gardenia Curly Petals
R4-1 1/2" Mixed Pink Paper Roses
R8-15 1/2" White Paper Roses
K1-805/Z Small Natural Skeleton Leaves
SP2-151 White Paper Flowers Spray
T30-518 Pale Pink 2 Tone Semi Open Rose Buds
Other Products:
Paper Mache Dress Form, Mini Rhinestones/Pearls, Crackle Medium, Pink/White Paint, Misc White Paper Leaves, KARLAS001 Etsy Large ButterflyKisses Crystal Flower, KARLAS001 Etsy Mini Flat Back White Pearl Trim, Misc Bling Button, Lace Trim, Hot Glue Gun


  1. Wow she's so beautiful!!! I love all the white♥

  2. Jo this is gorgeous... and so are you.

  3. You did a beautiful job on this project. The flowers look ah-mazing.

  4. Hi Jo! This is stunning! I love that you combined a fairy theme with the dress form. The results are so very elegant :) Hugz, Cheryl