Tag Archives: dress forms

On Angel Wings and Hearts

Hi!  Suzz here.

Christmas preparations are well  under way in our house.  I am busy getting prepared with decorations, presents and baking.

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Basically Bare – Hearts Dies, Tim Holtz Layering Stencil – Doily, Wendy Vecchi – Gold Embossing Paste, Twine, Button, Heidi Swapp – Color Shine – Pink

I was looking at the charming canvas hearts from the Hearts Die Cuts and thought how sweet it would be to create ornaments using two of them sewn together.

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Basically Bare – Heart Dies

I started with the Basically Bare – Die Cut Hearts and stenciled on gold embossing paste with a doily pattern.  I let that dry and then sprayed the canvas with a mist.  After it was done the mist was darker than I wanted so I added a hint of white acrylic paint over the surface to lighten the background color.  I let that dry and then hand stitched the edges to add an additional rustic feel.

You will need a heavier needle to stitch the canvas.  If I had a machine and knew how to use it I would have used it to stitch the edges!

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Basically Bare – Dress Form Die Cuts, Memory Box – Dream Stamp, Ranger Archival Ink – Black, Idea-Ology – Gold Shimmery Paper, Lace, Ranger Distress Stain Spray – Tarnished Brass, Paper Flowers, Stampendous Gold Glitter

For my second ornament I used the Basically Bare – Dress Form Die Cut and the Basically Bare – Angel Wings.

 

 

 

 

 

I stained the lace with a gold mist.  I painted the dress form and stamped over the painted form with a text stamp.  I then created a Christmas outfit with a touch of holly.  I punched a hole in the top and tied on a piece of twine.

I am happy that I have three ornaments which can be attached to gifts and the recipient can hang them on their tree after they open their gifts.

All the product is available for retail purchase in the Basically Bare Online Store.

Suzz

Elegant yet Vintage Tag & Easel Set

Hi my crafty friends! Today I want to share with you this tag and easel combo set I created! I of course used one of my favorite paper collections, some beautiful laces, a little bit of Bling, & of course some wonderful products from Basically Bare!!  I will get started showing most of my process! Enjoy!!

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  • I first began by altering one of the adorable Prima Julie Nutting Tags, its size is 3.5 x 8.5 but I trimmed it just a tad. I then chose my papers which are two different paper collections but are yet similar. They are both from the Paper Studio, “Haberdashery ” & “Kellerkurtz&Company “, like I said they have similar papers the only difference is the Haberdashery is a Kraft paper and the Kellerkurtz&Company is a very thin design paper. I chose which one I wanted to adhere on my tag, I used my Scotch ATG to adhere both front and back of the tag. I then used some Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink ” Black Soot” to distress all of the edges of my tag. I then chose the smallest the dress forms  from Basically Bare which they do come in all sizes and different materials. Dress Forms  image
  • With this I applied some mod podge and adhered some vintage book papers that I had. I applied the same distress inks around the dress form then I had a small corset clipboard die cut that a friend of mine had gifted me so I embossed it using the Lindy’s embossing powder in ” Midnight Pewter”. As I let that cool off I chose some beautiful laces from my stash. A black embroidered ruffle trim. & a Pearl light caramel colored Venice lace that has a beautiful design on it. I used Beacon Fabri-tac to adhere the laces. I applied the embossed corset then added a little bit of BLING to the center belt line of the corset then a small strand of pearls with lace as a necklace. I stamped on some images/ sentiments using a Spanish themed stamp set that I have called “Dilo En Espanol- Hecho Con Amor” ( Say It In Spanish- Made with Love) By: www. Retro shabby.com. I then applied some Ranger Stickles in Gold around the stamped images. Last I tied some Black/ Gold seam binding on top of my tag. *Note: I also made a box from the Haberdashery Kraft paper using my scoreboard. I will be doing a tutorial on it. Will post here when I do. **image
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  • After making this I decided to make a little something extra so I decided on the  Basically Bare Pre Assembled Album (Easel) image
  • I began by taking it apart from the cinch binder it comes with. I prefer doing this to adhere my papers to give it a neater, clean look I guess you can say. I don’t own a Cinch Binder or Zutter so I just holes of the paper with my Crop-A-Dile. it works great! Ok back to my project! I then traced all of the chipboard sheets that’s come in different sizes on to different design papers from The Paper Studio “Kellerkurtz&Company ” as I had mentioned before I decided to use the same papers on this as well. I used the Prima Distresser  and the Ranger Distresser on all the edges and then once adhered to the chipboard I used The Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Inks in ” Vintage Photo” & ” Black Soot” in the edges. image
  • After all the papers where adhered using my ATG, I began making some pockets with some wide laces so that I could use some small tags that I had cut out from the same paper line. I distressed the edges on them too using ” “Vintage Photo” . Once the laces dried from using Fabri-tac, I began to embellish using a variety of small cabachons, a few more of those embossed chipboard die cuts my friend Amy Love had gifted me for my bday this past May. I also used a beautiful pink sequined appliqué on the last page. Along with other small embellishments. I did leave some of the pages blank with no pocket to be used as a photo mat. I just added a small embellishment on those. I did however use a couple of different die cuts from Basically Bare!! I used Wings & Hearts
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  • I Used the small chipboard heart, I embossed it using Lindy’s Embossing Powder ” Hibiscus Rose Orange”  & the smallest of the chipboard wings in ” Midnight Pewter ” They look GREAT!!
  • I apologize that this post was so long but I would love it if you got some inspiration and / or ideas out of it!! I love love all the products that I have been so blessed to play with from Basically Bare!! I promise u will love them just as much as me or even more!! So click HERE and take a look at all their wonderful products!! I hope u all have a safe a Happy Halloween!! Peace, Love, & many hugs!! ?
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Dressin’ up the Dress Forms

For the Spring Fabric Flower swap with the Marie Antoinette group I needed a pretty way to display each of these flowers I created.  So I started with my Basically Bare Dress Forms.  I covered them with Gesso from Art Anthology (Basically Bare’s sister company) then a thick layer of Viridian to give that pretty blue sparkle.

Then, to make them a little more ‘dressy’ I added a ‘belt’ of ribbon and used twine to attach a pretty little heart locket.  I like how there are several sizes of forms in this packet I found them very veristile.  Your local Scrapbook/Paper shop can get info on how to carry them … HERE