Altered Dressform Technique with Gypsum

Hi Gang! It’s Yulianna Efremova here with a step by step technique using gypsum and Lindy’s Starburst Sprays.

Today I’ll show you, how I made a 3D mannequin. I used Starburst Sprays French Lilac Violet Prima Donna Purple,  Yellow Rose of Texas,  Cathedral Pines Green, Flat fabio Toto’s Tornado Black (Blazing Black) to add the stunning color.

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First I took a ready-made plywood model, then I used ordinary thin paper to make it dimensional by crushing the paper into balls and using a hot glue gun to attach it to the dressform.

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I put threads around the paper it to make it more solid.

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The skirt is made from cotton fabric and gypsum (plaster). It’s easy to work with gypsum but you have to work fast as it hardens quickly.

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After it gets dry, add embellishments to make the dressform more textured –  I added cogs, flowers, clock parts and micro beads.

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Once dry, it’s necessary to cover the dressform and embellishments with gesso, otherwise, sprays won’t work well on the surface.

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After finishing all these preparations I added some Art Stones.13923606_1663314640659773_6410364031297491870_o

I decorated it further with sprays, magicals and paints.  I used Starbursts: French Lilac Violet Prima Donna Purple,  Yellow Rose of Texas,  Cathedral Pines Green and Flat Fabios: Toto’s Tornado Black (Blazing Black) to add the stunning color.

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For the finishing touch I’ve added some gold Gilders Paste to highlight the texture and just a few more embellishments.

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I have filmed a video showing you how I made this 3D Dress form, you can watch it below or on the Lindy’s Stamp Gang YouTube Channel.

 

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Products:

Other Products: Gypsum,  Art Basics – Heavy Gesso – White,  Chipboard Craftstory,  Art Ingredients: Mini Art Stones and Art Stones,  Texture paste Sonet,  Baroque art  – gilders paste and Ranger Glossy Accents

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