Painted Dress Form

Great weekend! Lots of paintin going on. How cool to paint a vintage dress form? Ya think?  I bought this shabby dress form about 5 years ago at a yard sale, I wanted to paint it antique white and sand it down just a tad to give it more of a vintage feel, never got around to do that but still a great yard sale find. So much fun to paint! How would you paint this?  I’ve taken it apart so that I can pull my cotton/silk fabric over it tightly. Here is the original.

Its a great start for a piece of art. This is cotton fabric. I’ll add much more later…This most likely will be a portrait piece.  I’m also thinking that little black dress. Its got lots of possibilities. Let me know your thoughts?

About teresashippy

Fiber Artist
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4 Responses to Painted Dress Form

  1. Mia says:

    Great idea, Teresa! I’m looking forward to see what you make with the fabric. Mia

  2. Eileen Wintemute says:

    You are so clever! I can’t wait to see what you do with the painted fabric!
    Eileen Wintemute

  3. Cindy says:

    I like your dress form just the way it is. And it has inspired you to make a cool image on fabric! I can see embellishments on it, perhaps?

  4. deborah stanley says:

    What a cool idea! I LOVE IT- it is a terrific piece just as it is. If you make it a portrait piece I’m sure you will make it even more fabulous!

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