Firstly, I painted the mannequin in white gesso and the stand in black. If there is a paint I cannot do without it is gesso both in white and black. It is sooo fantastic as a base for anything. Next I stamped tissue paper with Stazon and WOW Funky border stamp set. I then tore this into strips and used PVA glue to put it onto the mannequin body.
I covered a full A4 sheet of double sided sticky with the stencil and the technique then peeled off the back of the sticky and lay it onto a very colourful piece of 12 x 12 paper. This would mean that when I curled the pieces for the skirt, the backing paper would show through in some areas and blend with the mannequin torso.
There are 2 dies - 1 x leaf stacker die by Mariella and a holly vine by Cherry Lynn . I then covered these in versamark and WOW verdigris embossing powder, then went over the dies with peeled paint and vintage photo distress stains. I then glued them onto the bodice.
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