Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Dressmakers Dummy by Mandy C



Sturdy piece of card (cereal/pizza box)
Torso Template
Kaisercraft Single Stamp ~ Boutique 
Watercolour Pencils
White Chalk Pencil

·       Take a piece of white card and spritz several colours onto it. I’ve used blue, mauve and a green. Leave to dry/dry with heat tool.

·       Meanwhile, stamp the girl from the Oxford Impressions set and the cotton reel top with Archival ink, heat set and then cut out.

·       Once the background is dry, take your template and draw around and cut out, using double sided tape, stick the torso to sturdier card (I’ve used the inside of a ‘do not bend’ envelope but cereal/pizza box would suffice).

·       Take the grey StazOn and stamp the backgrounds from the Oxford Impressions set and the boutique stamp randomly across the background of the torso.

·       Using Black Archival stamp the ‘the standard designer’ stamp across the shoulders. Position the girl and the cotton reel and stamp ‘sew’ onto the torso. Glue the girl/cotton reel into position. Colour with watercolours.

·       Use the black pen to do some faux stitching around the edge of the torso. Edge with the charcoal chalk ink.

·       Emphasise the words with white gel pen and the girl/cotton reel with the chalk pencil (it gives a slightly thicker outline).

There’s a free mannequin template here ~ you would just need to add the stand.


  1. Wow, that's really cool, Mandy.

  2. Love everything about this ... those rich colors really draw me in!

  3. Patty is right, the colours are so rich.
    Brilliant use of that stamp set.

  4. Fabulous Mandy! Love those colours and the stamping looks gorgeous.
    Fliss xx


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