Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Dressing Up With Spellbinders, Stampendous And Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L

Upcycle papier mache Hobbycraft dressform
Re-edited: I am absolutely thrilled to bits - my dress form is the Top Pick at Frilly & Funky challenge! Yaaay!!!

Hello everyone! So lovely to see you popping in here today. First of all - a special heartwarming welcome to my newest followers - thank you so much for joining the 'gang' :). If this is your first visit here - welcome to my blog! Please, grab a cuppa, make yourself comfy and enjoy the read.

I am so thrilled to be taking part today in the Spellbinders Partner Hop featuring supplies from Spellbinders, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, DecoArt and Stampendous!

During Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week partnering companies will be joining in the fun offering inspiration and fabulous prizes. Each day selected companies will share fabulous project tutorials from their featured designers. And I am blessed to be Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L's featured designer for this Springtime Hop :).

Spellbinders Partner Hop
Join in the Hop for great project tutorials and fantastic prizes!
My offering today is an altered papier mache dress form. I recently found this old gal at a charity jumble sale in my town. She was originally decoupaged with Decopatch papers by the previous owner and she's definitely seen better days. The stand was also quite wonky and it broke off when I tried to straighten it. But I wasn't at all worried as I didn't like it anyway. I knew I would want to replace it and I already had something in mind for the job (more on that in a moment).


Luckily I could see the potential in this girl so I altered her with this shabby chic number.

Altered shabby chic papier mache dress form
From drab to fab - an altered shabby chic papier mache dress form
True to the nature of my special assignment, I have a lovely tutorial for you - to see the full details, you'll need to hop over to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L's blog. Simply click on the photo below and I will magically transfer you to the tutorial post :). I truly hope that these following pictures will tempt you (even more) to check it out (not to mention the prizes that are for grabs!).

Shabby chic DIY dress form tutorial by Asia King
Give an old papier mache dress form a shabby chic make-over! Click on the photo to access an easy to follow tutorial.
I have recently fallen madly in love with the crushed glass mosaic finishes that are currently trending in the home decor stores across the UK. You can see them on lamp bases, vases, mirrors, frames and even small table tops. For me the most exciting thing was to discover that you can easily recreate this sophisticated look with Adhesive Sheets and Mica Fragments.

On-trend - crushed glass mosaic effect that can be easily created with Adhesive Sheets and Mica Fragments
On-trend - crushed glass mosaic effect that can be easily created with Adhesive Sheets and Mica Fragments
You don't have to be limited to the straight lines of your Adhesive Sheets either. And that's because you can die cut your Mica covered sheets with a guaranteed full coverage and no gummed up dies :) - just as I have done to create a rose lattice trellis in my recent Roses of Friendship card.

The inspiration for the outfit was drawn from this beautiful project made by Gail Schmidt from the Shabby Cottage Studio. I created my layers with Canvas Ribbons, Lace Ribbons and a paper trim die cut using Spellbinders Oval Regalia set. The flower was made using Peony die set.

Flower skirt created with Peony die set and Canvas Ribbons and lace
Supplies:

Adhesive Sheets 6x12"DODZ™ - SmallDODZ™ - 3D, Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/8", Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/4" (available soon); Canvas Ribbons and Lace Ribbons (Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®)

Other supplies:

Spellbinders: Peony and Oval Regalia die sets; Ephemera Papers

Stampendous: Pearlized Mica Fragments, Vintage Ladies and Charmed Art Perfectly Clear Stamps

DecoArt Americiana Decor Chalky Finish in Lace and Primitive, StazOn Mini Cloudy Sky ink by, seam binding, ribbon roses, decorative pins, pearls.

If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen this picture (below). I also invited guesses what I would be making from these old chess pieces...

Although I can't play chess, I can still put old chess pieces to good use :).
And here is the answer... I used them to make my new stand and a top/head for my dress form :). Up-cycling at its finest ha ha ha! :)


Upcycled chess pieces altered art dress form
I up-cycled old chess pieces to create a new stand and top for my dress form.
So what do you think about my dress form? Better before or after? I'd love to know what you think!

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Have a fantastic creative week and good luck in the prize draw!

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Challenges for this project:
Vintage Stamping Challenges #30 - Olde Worlde
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - An Altered Art Challenge Blog March - Anything Goes
Frilly And Funkie - Bring On the Bling
Our Creative Corner - Junk In Your Trunk
Country View Challenges - Anything Goes
Craft Stamper Magazine - Anything Goes
Retro Craft Shop #9 - Retromania


49 comments:

Cherie said...

I utterly love what you have done with the dress form. I made a load of dress forms last year and may just have to give one of them a makeover.

Stampendous said...

Oh my stars! This is beautiful! What a great "move" using the chess pieces as you did.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh Joanna, this is just stunning! Love the newsprint base and mica style neck and hem lines. Beautiful flowers! Genius idea about the chess pieces, I am now following your Instagram feed. hugs :)

Ros Crawford said...

This is so clever and really pretty!! I've just put one of these in the charity bag ready to go ... maybe I should pull it out real quick! Hope you are feeling better

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Someting new! Fantasic! Thanks for the inspiration.

Juliana T said...

this is absolutely beautiful!

Pam Beatty said...

Just BEAUTIFUL! I love all of the detail that you incorporated into this project.

barbara macaskill said...

Asia This is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the new stand that you made for it! You always inspire me with your creations! TFS!

Margie Higuchi said...

Love how you used the chess pcs! So clever and makes your beautiful project more elegant. Brava!

christi said...

wow, love your out of the box thinking. I need to go to more garage sales/junk stores. then if I could borrow your eye and imagination I would be set to shop. great job redoing the form. so cool.

Sabrina said...

WOW!!!! Oh so elegant and beautiful!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, what a transformation! Awesome job! Love how you used the chess pieces too!

BurningRubber said...

I love the way your dress form turned out! I have quite a little collection going myself and you have given me ideas for some updates :)

Karen Petitt said...

It's stunning Asia! I love every piece and little detail on it, I have been taking part in the blog hop and hope to leave a comment on it later on today - but it's beautiful and an awesome altered piece Karen x

Amante del Papel said...

beautiful and awesome!!!

Susan Falkler said...

I love this. I need to find some dress forms. I wish I could tell how tall it is. Anybody know where to buy some?

nattyboots said...

Just gorgeous , wonderful work .

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Asia, wow this is really beautiful what you created! I love how pretty it is!
Julie xo

Janis said...

FABULOUS!!! Oh, what a transformation! So beautiful what you did to this discarded relic. How clever to make the stand with old chess pieces, too. Gorgeous work!!!
<3 J

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Mandy said...

That dressform is AMAZING! You did a beautiful job!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

This is one very cool project. TFS

Judy said...

This is simply stunning!! I'm sure it looks even better in person. Thanks for sharing with us.

Brandi R said...

This is adorable! Love the project ♥

Carol McCready said...

Your project is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

ShnabbyStudio said...

Gorgeous dressform!! Love the chess pieces idea for bottom part instead of candle holder which I commonly use andthey can be rather costly LOL!! :)

Tracy Welham said...

So creative, stunning! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Beatrice Lawson said...

Incredible! Love your up cycling and the finished dress form is just beautiful.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Hi Joanna. I was so hypnotized by your beautiful project that I forgot to say Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Bring on the Bling' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

BethW said...

I am definitely following-your artistry is enchanting. So much I want to learn and I think I've found the right place. Thank you so much for sharing your talent and knowledge with us.

Christine Kiehl said...

So beautiful! I really dig this! It would be a keeper in my house! Thank you for sharing!

cghundley said...

Your dress form turned
out so pretty! Lovely work.
Carla from Utah

Barbara said...

Love the little dress form....

Lea said...

Asia, you rocked this one, but, then again, you ALWAYS do! I so love your shabby chic style! This is an amazing piece and how clever of you to use the chess pieces for a stand and topper. Brilliant, my friend, absolutely stunning!

Susan Shrader said...

Love what you did with the dress form. Definitely an improvement. Thanks for the ideas.

Jan Hill said...

Wow, love the texture and details on the dress form. Thanks for joining in with Our Creative Corner Challenge. Jan x

Linda said...

What a transformation ...... she's just beautiful! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge ... good luck! Linda XX

Nan Bourdeu said...

What a fabulous dress form remake! Love the elegance and the game pieces are brilliant! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! ~Nanette, DT~

Meresanth said...

Wow, that is so amazingly beautiful! And the chess pieces stand... works perfectly! Thank you for joining our challenge at Retro Kraft Shop!
Hugs,
Agnieszka

Craftyfield said...

Before it was shabby... now its shabby chic! I like the idea of reconverting the chess piece, it would make me smile everytime I see the dress form!

Buttons said...

Seriously gorgeous and and those chess pieces on the base and neck - pure genius!!! Adore this to bits. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Karen Denson said...

I absolutely love what how you designed the dress form. It is beautiful, and the stand made out of the chess pieces is perfect. Now I know what to do with mine. I have hung on to them for a couple years and was about ready to get rid of them, but this is awesome.

Tincan Crafter said...

Thanks for entering this into the Junk in your Trunk challenge at Our Creative Corner, it really does fit the challenge theme and it is simply gorgeous. What a cool way to use the chess pieces as well. - Candice (aka Tincan Crafter) at Our Creative Corner.

Linda R said...

Fabulous work my friend. Love It..

Hugs~

Astrid Maclean said...

Such a beautiful project! Love how you put this together! The addition of the chess pieces is genius!! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Countryview Crafts!

Sandra Wright said...

A stunning dress form,love the skirt and all the trims. Such a great use of chess pieces...
Thank you for joining us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

Joi at RR said...

Would you believe I have never owned a dress form like this? Heheheheh!! That said - yours is beautiful. Lovely. But my favorite part is what you did with the chess pieces... fabulous check mate!!! Thank you so much for sharing. Happy Easter! j

Jess M said...

So pretty! I love the chess pieces. That was so clever.
Jess

Rupa S said...

This is a stunner. Loved the printed dress form idea and using the chess pieces for the stand is brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good Luck, Rupa,D.T.

Mirella said...

piękny, wręcz idealny! manekinom nigdy nie potrafię się oprzeć

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