Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dress it up!

Image courtesy of Maya Road

Do you love chipboard altered books?  I do!  The latest book I've done is this dress form from Maya Road.  
Eight pages held together with a chain. 

 Front page.
  I used Tim Holtz Distress crackle paint in tarnished brass for the base of the stand and the neck of the stand.  I painted all of them at once and had them standing, like soldiers to dry.  This altered book was designed to be a store sample for Papertrix.  Cindy gave me black and red netting, black embellished ribbon trim and tons of fun papers printed with high heels, purses and the Eiffel Tower. 
 See the purse prints?  I loved how some of the papers had coordinating trims. 
 I used rhinestones and pearls to create necklaces.
Back page.

There is so much you could do with this dress form book.  I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed cutting out the dresses!  Took me back to my child-hood paper doll days.  This would be a fun project for mothers and daughters or a Girl Scout group.  Or a bunch of grown women who would laugh and design and embellish.
I distressed with black ink and edged all of the pages in black.  I loved the fun, girly papers that Cindy has at the store.  Go see her and buy one or two or...
I designed this one for the store and now I have another one to make for myself! 


Hope said...

Oh that is too cute! I have to do this project & I have to get the Eiffel Tower paper....I am in love with it. Thanks for sharing.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

oooohhh I need one of these!!!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Silly question but where can I buy it?

^..^Corgidogmama said...

This is really cool!

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