Friday, 6 October 2017
Oscar's Wild Poppy Couture
Hi there Elizabeth here with another new project to share with you.
I absolutely love decorating the Mannequins we have at IndigoBlu. I start by fitting the base together, before giving that and the body a coat of White GeeSsoGood.
Aha and what's this donut shapes piece of white wax paper for.............well I know what I'm going to use it for it's a ready made skirt!
Given a quick coat of Peppermint Tea Cottage Garden paint to create a little tooth, I stamped over two of these using the new Wild Poppy stamp set and Black GeeSsoGood.
The stamped images weren't crisp as it was a wax surface that had been scrunched up, but I really loved the effect, and so added the branches in the same way.
I diluted Stroke of Midnight and brushed the colour over the top of the flowers, this really reminds me of the beautiful almost distressed floral fabrics from the 50's.
I decided which one would be my bottom layer of the skirt, and gave it a little scrunch before adding it to the Mannequin.
Then I added a few black sequins to the flower centres on what would be the top layer of the skirt, well you know me and sequins by now, I just can't resist.
I created a bodice with black satin ribbon and lace, to compliment the black sequins, and gave her a choker of beautiful crocheted thread with sequins.
Sat upon the top of the body is a beautiful cystal knob, which catches the light.
So there you have my homage to Oscar De La Renta and a bygone time of stunning couture cocktail dresses.