Pretty Props

I was flipping through some old copies of
Cloth, Paper, Scissors.  I love to look at my
old magazines over and over, just for
the sheer eye candy of it all. Don’t you?
What do you read over and over again
and can’t bear to throw away?

I came upon this decorated dress form

by Beryl Taylor, whose work I just adore.

I thought this might be just the thing to create
a prop for Jay’s store and I had this paper mache
dress form I bought at a thrift store that is about
2 feet tall. Perfect for a tabletop display. So….
I painted it quin red and accented it with
violet halo gold.  Then I painted a sheet of
watercolor paper as Beryl instructed with a watered
down version of quin ren and sprayed it with
glimmer mist in candlelight and stamped
all over it when dry.  I used that and some collage
paper to make the skirt and some festive ribbon
for the wrap and to give it some fluff.  A few tags
stamped and painted, a cotton doily and some
fluffy ribbon around the neck and voila…

The pretty prop fragrance queen.

A close-up of the skirt.
Shabby and colorful,
my kind of gal.

12 Responses to “Pretty Props”

  1. Marilyn Rock September 15, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    This is amazing! It will be great in Jay's shop; it would draw me in 🙂 xxoo

  2. nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier September 15, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    so I think you are great! this is so original and creative!

  3. Deborah September 15, 2010 at 3:45 pm #

    She looks great! Your son's shop sounds interesting. Hope you take a photo of her in the shop!

  4. Dorthe September 15, 2010 at 6:25 pm #

    Oh ,how she glows, from beautifull colors, I love her skirt,–you made a wonderfull display, —
    xo, Dorthe

  5. ArtPropelled September 15, 2010 at 7:12 pm #

    If I spied your piece from the doorway or through the window I wouldn't be able to resist going in to the shop.
    What do i read over and over ….. decor magazines.

  6. Lorraine September 15, 2010 at 8:58 pm #

    love the colours of this. I really like beryl taylors work too ..its very complex with all the layers. I have stacks of cloth, paper, scissors plus a load of stampington publications that i am forever flicking through plus of course mountains of books

  7. La Dolce Vita September 15, 2010 at 9:28 pm #

    great fun!! and yes creative and wonderful for the store!!

  8. artymess September 15, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    yes I love her skirt too …just off to make myself one ……x

  9. Kim Mailhot September 15, 2010 at 10:40 pm #

    Oh, very very cool, Mama Glue ! Jay is sure to love it and she is dressed for a celebration !

  10. Snap September 15, 2010 at 11:27 pm #

    Wonderful!!!!!!! Cloth, Paper, Scissors is a keeper.

  11. Steph September 16, 2010 at 12:09 am #

    stunning piece, Corrine!! she's gonna be brightening up Jay's shop alongside the other wall pieces….bright and cheerey!!! love CPS great articles…

  12. Emma September 16, 2010 at 8:54 pm #

    Oh, a beautiful lady in red! Love your 'pretties', too. Beryl T is wonderful – I just got to her article in Stitches e mag, drooling, I was. I have every CPS mag & am re inspired each time I go thru them. (can't take an e mag in the bath!)

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