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Monday, July 29, 2013

A tattered angel in progress!

I haven't finished her but couldn't stand it...I just had to share!
I found a small dress form at the store the other day
and knew it would be wonderful altered.

A few years ago I altered a paper mache dress form
that was really quite large and transformed it into
I used old lace, feather wings, rhinestones, etc.

That's exactly what popped into my mind
the minute I saw this smaller form!

So rather than wait, I thought I would share my steps and progress!

Here she is...about 14 or 15 inches tall....
there were some designs printed on the fabric
but I didn't care for those ~

I've had these sweet angel wings for a while,
probably since last Christmas...
I found them at Hobby Lobby which
they probably have them again as they
are all stocked up for artists and crafters
to create their goodies for the fall 
and Christmas shows.

Next, I pulled out the gesso and gave her a good coating....
just so I could paint her a pretty shade of off white ~

The gesso dried quickly and I couldn't even wait to paint her,
I had to play a little bit!!!!

Since this piece will be totally different than my first tattered angel,
I thought I would pull out all of my collected doll dresses
and see if I had one that would work for her....

I found the PERFECT little dress!! Plus I found a slip that I will use as as well ~
This is just pinned in place to give you an idea...
I still have to paint her a beautiful linen color,
antique the stand and begin layering pretty components
that will add to her charm!

Stay tuned dear friends!!!

Wishing you a wonderful Monday,
hugs and love,


Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh dear Dawn, she looks wonderful!

I already love her - can't wait till you are all done - going to be "heavenly!"

You are such a talented lady!

marda said...

What a heavenly idea...your angel will be a delight. Look forward to seeing her finished.

jjssoul said...

Love it already and can't wait to see her finished. Thanks so mu for sharing!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's very pretty, Dawn! I will have to look for those wings at Hobby Lobby this year. Were they in the craft or Christmas section?

Theresa said...

I think she is looking angelic:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

She is looking very sweet and I look forward to seeing her finished in her angelic finery.


Dorthe said...

Such a wonderful find,my dear friend!! and having just that dress fitting so perfect, is a beautiful start , it will be so amazing and special when finished ,-I know sweet Dawn!!
Hugs , Dorthe

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

Dawn, she looks beautiful so far! I can't wait to see what else you do! I love angels like this -so vintage and unique! Very exciting project! Hugs, Leena


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