Mannequin Gets New LifeApril 26th, 2010 in blog, projects
This mannequin was found in an antique booth a week ago today. She was an additional 20% off, so really quite reasonable. As ugly as she was, I knew that I could do something with her. As a jewelry designer I am always looking for good props for displaying my pieces, and this truly makes a difference with the overall presentation of my designs.
At first, I hesitated buying this manne. She was wobbly, the sections were all messed up, she was dusty and the material was dirty. So what to do? Re think a minute, and snatch her up... My thoughts were to duct tape her tight with Gorilla duct tape, and than modge podge either piano roller music or sheet music on over the duct tape. It never entered my mind to remove the fabric.
Check out below for the process I undertook. I still have the cut up/scratched up hands that went with the makeover, but it was worth it.
To see more you can check out my blog post about her on my personal blog. http://mimitoriasdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/04/from-ugly-to-fun-display.html
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