Friday, August 9, 2013

A new angel in the making ~

I've started on another small, altered dress form
and thought I'd share
my progress so far!!

A friend on Facebook requested that I make another so....
if she doesn't choose to purchase her you know the angel
will end up in my Etsy store!

This is the dress form as I purchased it...
really pretty but you know me,
I've got to make it mine!
It stands about 17" tall, so it's a nice size ~

I painted a coat of gesso over the entire thing, from top to bottom.
Then painted a coat of Folk Art Antique White craft paint all over ~

Next...(sorry, I forgot to take a photo of this step)
I water down dark brown paint just a little, paint on layer on the stand
in sections, wiping the excess away with a damp rag.
I do this for the knob on top as well.

Next...I started digging through my old doll dresses and I begin to play!
I found this one and just LOVE the way it drapes on her!!
It's too long but there's something about that that I think looks ethereal...
I've cinched the dress around her waist with
seam binding but may add another layer of it
so I can have seam binding tails down the front ~
and added beautiful old millinery flowers.

She needs a pretty necklace, a Bible verse around her waist and of course
her angel wings!! So, we'll see ~ I'll be sure to share finished
photographs with you and if she ends up in the shop too!!

Thank you always for stopping by and for your sweet comments
on yesterday's post ~ you know I love you all!

hugs and love,


Sandi said...

What an amazing idea Dawn!! Makes me want to try one. :)

Desires of the Heart said...

Oh it is sooooo beautiful even before you are completely finished with it Dawn. I know it will be even more gorgeous when you are done adding your special artistic touches!! The dress is so special...I would have a hard time parting with it!! Thank you for the gorgeous angel picture. Hope you are well and have a blessed day! Linda

Vee said...

It is going to be already is, but I know that it is all about the details...

Theresa said...

Oh girl, I can't wait to see it all dolled up:) Have a blessed and productive day! HUGS!

NetM said...

Gorgeous, you are very gifted. Thank you for passing on ideas to those of us that the creative gene passed by. I am totally in awe of your work.

Maureen said...

I think you need to make a whole batch of these Dawn... I know I want one too!

So beautiful!

Karen said...

It's already beautiful Dawn. That dress is perfect.

Dorthe said...

Dearest Dawn, this old doll dress is so very beautiful, and special, I don`t think I ever saw such a lovely piece made for a doll, before,
Your dressform is something very special dressed in it and with the old milinery flowers aroung her wrist!
What a, even more, stunning piece she will be when finished with wings and more details.
You are a fantastic artist sweetest friend.
Love to you, and happy weekend, Dawn-
Your Dorthe- xx

marda said...

She's already beautiful.

Vicki Boster said...

Dawn- your angel is just beautiful-- no body brings shabby chic to such a beautiful life as you do. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend:)

FredaB said...

This is another great project from you. The doll dress is wonderful and the flowers around the waist just make it perfect.

Great job.


Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

So pretty! The dress is perfect for her and I agree that it looks beautiful at its current length. Can't wait to see the finished angel! Hugs, Leena

Mom E. said...

She will be a lovely Angel, Dawn!
I love the image you have for your inspiration!
It's all so beautiful.


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