Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Inspire - an art doll....

I've had some Beautiful pieces in my Design Team kit from
I particularly love this Printed Acetate by Collections
and I really wanted to create an art doll with it.
Well her she is
~ Inspire ~
I placed the acetate over the top of a 'raw' chipboard dress form and sewed it in place.
the Wooden Flourish is glued to the back and then sandwiched between the front dress form and another which gives this piece a lovely substantial feel.
here's a little tip for you when sewing Acetate onto chipboard ~
take a piece of scrap paper, using double sided tape tape your piece of chipboard to the scrap of paper, cut your acetate piece a little larger than your chipboard shape (my shape was the manican) Place your Acetate over the top of the Chipboard shape and tape the edges of the acetate (remember you cut it larger than the chipboard shape) to the scrap paper.
this holds everything firmly and stops it from slipping while you sew.
Once you have sewn your acetate to the chipboard shape, you can simply remove the excess scrap paper & acetate from the edges.

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AnastasiaC said...

its really beautiful - love the print and words! gorgeous texture too!

Kathleen said...

She is Gorgeous!!!

Owl and Fox said...


Chris Millar said...

Hi Gillian! Thanks so much for dropping by my blog - most appreciated!!! So lovely to drop in here too and see all your gorgeous work!!! What stunning pieces you create!! Have a wonderful rest of the week.

Rein said...


Lynn said...

Fabulous, as always!
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Sue said...

Gillan, fab art doll. I have a love hate relationship with my sewing machine so I always admire your stitching, it is so neat.

Anonymous said...

Gillian...this is so beautiful and elegant. Love the stitching.

Night Owl Designs said...

Love your art doll Gillian, the transparency you've used looks amazing!

Sanja said...

fabulos as always,Gillian!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is divine Ms. G! :) lovely textures (I can almost feel them through the computer screen)! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sue Smith said...

Just gorgeous! Love the way you use transparency - the bling and stitching are the perfect finishing touches!