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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Oh Yes I Can Can

I have made these tags for a swap at .  This month was a dressform swapper’s choice and I made a Can Can girl-esque tag for my swap.  While the papers aren’t visible on the front, she was inspired by Graphic 45’s Curtain Call paper collection.
The background paper on the front of the tag is made with Recollections paper from Michael’s that I have inked up with Tim Holtz tea die distress ink and added a few spots of Crackle Accents to give it that shabby feel.  I added a photo of the before and after look for the paper.
The curtain is made with a shirt I found at a thrift store after no one would part with their daughter’s old Christmas dress for me ;).  I hung the curtain on a rod that was a lollipop stick rolled in red ink and a touch of stickles.
The dressform is from the Forever Young cricut cartridge cut once in thin chipboard and again on handmade papers I find at Blick.  I added stickles at the neckline and stand to give the look of a shimmery leg and shoe.  The feathers were just added with glue dots to the back of form.  Her skirt was made with a piece of white lace that I hand dyed with an ink pad, folded in half and a satin black ribbon hot glued to the top of that.  I specifically used hot glue because I wanted it to have a shape and stand out from her ‘body’.
The tassle is made with half of a skein of embroidery floss to pull back the curtain.  The back has some of the DP from the collection and my card info.  If you would like, the video can be found here.



1 comment:

  1. This is awesome! And even more impressive after reading how you made all the little elements. The paper choice for the dressform is perfect. Love it!