I have been seeing some beautiful altered chipboard dress forms lately and decided to give it a whirl! I sell the die cuts in my store, but haven't really made anything with them.
This is what I came up:
chipboard piece: http://www.zibbet.com/shabbybeautiful/artwork?artworkId=757819
seam binding: http://www.zibbet.com/shabbybeautiful?c1=special-this-shop&search=seam+binding&username=shabbybeautiful
I painted the dress form using a wax resist technique.....you can see a video here http://youtu.be/v5B0UAIjnwg
Basically I took a tea lite candle and rubbed it on the edges and wherever else I wanted the brown chipboard to show through. Then, I painted it with Martha Stewart Living Metallic paint in Golden Pearl that I bought at the hardware store.
(Here's a little tip when using the metallic paints...."paint" with your finger...just rub it on. When you use a brush, the brush strokes really show with this kind of paint)
Then I just accordion folded some tulle and tied it to the form with some seam binding, added a rose and some bling. The whimsical grass is really some of my seam binding. i love the color! Then I added some butterflies and Prima pearls.
Oh! I almost forgot....the necklace is made of broken costume jewelry. It was a quick and easy project.
I plan to cut copy paper and a back cover to make a cute little notepad to sit on my counter. Thanks for taking a peek! Misty