Vintage Dress Mixed Media

Hi everyone,

I have been dabbling with mixed media for a few year now, and love getting stuck in on a new project. By chance I landed on the You-Tube site of Gabrielle Pollacho and absolutely fell in love with her "Vintage Dress Mixed Media Canvas". I bought a small canvas and then closely followed her video tutorial of how to make it. Her version is of course waaaay nicer than mine, but I am happy with my end result.

I used two different Ivytree Studio elements for the background layer, and two for the dress.

First step was to tear one of the Ivytree Studio papers to create a torn look, then modged this over another layer just peeping out underneath. A piece of serviette was glued in the top left corner, as well as a diecut swirl top right. Using a generous dab of modge I added some seed beads to the swirl edges. The dressform was inked, then embossed with a white-glitter embossing powder.

The skirt of the dress was made by scoring the paper at various intervals, then creating valley and mountain folds, modging a piece of lace underneath the bottom hem, and adding gold seedbeads on top. The top edge of the skirt was very tightly bunched together to form the waist, covered with a small piece of ribbon, and then hot glued in place over the bottom edge of the dress top. Pearls were added to the neckline of the dress and two tiny roses to the waistband. The clothes hangar was bent from a small piece of florist's wire.

Sequins were dotted all over and modged over, and finally a super little rub-on I found in my stash was added bottom left. The whole board, including the skirt and top received another good dose of Modge Podge!

Ivytree Studio Elements used
162/1Floral Friends/Floral Trim ShabbyFriendship Begins in the Heart
171/12Pretty Washi/Schoolfrock SpecklesSeize The Day
171/19Mapped Life/Blackboard CharcoalSeize The Day

Additional materials used

Modge Podge and paintbrush
Blue and Gold seedbeads
Diecut swirl shape
Dress form chipboard
Gold flower sequins
tiny daisy punch
Tea dye distress ink
Florist wire
Flat-backed pearls
Flower roses

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  1. FABULOUS mixed media project, all beautifully put together.


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