Sunday, March 10, 2013

Lily


When I got her she was partially covered
with dirty white medical tape
I had no idea what I was abt to uncover
(of course I didn't think
to take photos until
after I started to rehab her)







she was definitely cracked up


I spackled her together 
over a couple of days





then sanded her smooth
and reapplied more spackle as needed


She was very long and I only
wanted a short mannequin
so my hsb cut her off and 
mounted her on an old
broken ashtray base 
we had

After that I took torn  computer paper
crumpled it up and modpodgd it
on Lily.

This took a few days
and I did it very randomly




Making sure the wrinkles
and imperfections were present



I coated her with a watered down
white acrylic paint



Then sponged on a watered down
linen colored 
acrylic paint



it gave it just enough contrast
and a weathered
down look 


I tried to make sure 
to get in every nook and cranny

 I followed up w 2 coats of matte
Modpodge


The next step
was to add some bling


and viola
Lily is now
a fashion model.....



I am thinking abt making a muslin ruffled
skirt to hang more necklaces from



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21 comments:

  1. Lily is gorgeous!!! What a lot of work, but she is perfect.....Why she's a fashion model! I am so glad she came to the ball!

    Carol

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  2. Hi Jo, What a great transformation. Looks like you had a vintage form for sure. It is fantastic cut down and standing with the old ashtray stand. What a great idea. You are very talented and thank you for sharing your process. Lovely blog and I so enjoyed my visit.
    Have fun at the Ball.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  3. Hi
    I am coming over from the Ball for a visit

    Your gal has gone through a lot and looks so much better now

    yes add more necklaces to her

    Nice to find you

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  4. Lovely! Love the bling you added at the end!

    Irene

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  5. Wow, Jo, you really had to give Lily a makeover to get her to this point! She looks lovely and your hard work paid off.

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  6. Hi Jo,
    You did a fabulous job on Lily. Quite the transformation. She looks great.

    ❤Ana

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  7. Wow now that is a transformation and improvement. Lily is lovely. I hope you post a photo of the skirt with necklaces display. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

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  8. Wow what a lot of work you put into it! Great job - so great that you were able to give it a new life!

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  9. I LOVE this!!! The work you put into your dress form makes it all the more special, I just KNOW! Lily looks beautiful!... Nice to meet you, Jo, via The Dress Form Ball today! ~tina

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  10. Great job! You made a miraculous transformation with her. Love the ruffle idea and the ashtray base use.
    Ginger

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  11. You did a great job patching her up. It is like you were her makeup specialist or more like a plastic surgeon! I am sure you will dress her to the nines. My lady, Lucy is dressed up and ready to meet and greet Di@Cottage-wishes

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  12. Lily, is absolutely fabulous! I would never have thought to use spackle. Definitely inspiring!

    Cathy ♥

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  13. your long & hard work paid off, she looks great! I wouldn't of thought she could of been spared with the shape she was in lol ! but you did a fantastic job! gives me hope for when I see one in the Antique Malls now lol!
    Helen

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  14. Love the way as it turned : so nice ! I'm pleased to be your newest French follower !
    xoxo from PARIS
    Joƫlle

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  15. You did a fantastic job on Lily! Hope she is enjoying the ball!

    Judy

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  16. Jo, Lily is gorgeous. She looks fab with her new make-over!

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  17. Wow! what a transformation. Love the make-over!
    Ball hopping.
    Thank you for sharing with us.

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  18. Hi Jo!

    Love what you did to your mannequin! Amazing how you were able to save her. I love how you used the ashtray stand. Very creative idea. Lots of work you put into her, but was so worth it after seeing her transformation. Love it!

    Have a lovely weekend!
    Debi

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  19. Your hard work on this really shows -- she's lovely!

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