Monday, February 6, 2017

On the Wings of Love

Hi everyone! It's Monica and I am back for my second month as a Design Team member of this great blog Mixed Media Mojo. This month's theme was love with the twist of wings and with both the projects I did I made them not only for this team but also as a swap for a friend. I wasn't able to do as much as I wanted for a tutorial but I will give you a run down on how I did the project!

I started with a paper mache dress form from Joann's craft store. The friend I made it for had wanted to attend the dress form class I did back in October but was not able to so I thought I would make her one instead. 

The next step was to cover the form in tissue paper. I used a couple of Tim Holtz styles of tissue, just to give it some extra texture and some basic designs. As well as the tissue, I added some texture sand in a couple places to give it even more texture.

The next step was to paint - this is the step that I didn't take enough pictures of and is a little hard to explain what I did. I basically just painted and sprayed it until I got the colours that I wanted. I used a copper paint by Dina Wakely, some dark blue paint and some red paint - all colours that I was also using on some journaling I was doing at the same time. After the paint was dry I sprayed the entire dress form with Tim Holtz Mica Spray in Anitqued Bronze to give it some shimmer. At the same time I was painting, I also wanted to create the two heart pieces that I put on the project. I did this by filling the hearts with various ephemera and then adding glossy accents to seal them into the hearts.

The final touches were to add the hearts and the wings to the dress form, as well as all the other flowers and miscellaneous knick knacks that I wanted to add to get the look I wanted. Here are some close ups of the dress form, as well as full front and back pictures.

I hope you enjoyed my project and if you have any other questions about it or how I made it, please do not hesitate to contact me! I am really enjoying this design team and cannot wait to create more for next month! Take care and have a very crafty day everyone!


  1. This is gorgeous Monica!!! Love all the details you added in the hearts! The wings are so pretty!

  2. So beautiful, Monica!! i love the textures on the wings, and the details in the heart!

    1. Thanks! The wings came like that so luckily I didn't have to do anything to them. But thanks!

  3. This is stunning! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Monica, I just love, love, love this! I love dress forms and your use of the Prima Mechanicals with the wings is just fabulous! Well done girlie!

  5. Monica such a fantastic creation, simple loved it :)!