Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Vintage Form!

I hope you all are doing well and want to remind everyone to get those yearly mammograms! We all hate them and have better things to do then go through the squeeze test, but it really is important. When the New Release "Vintage Form" came out, the first thing that came to my mind was to find a dress form or bust to share the importance of that yearly test!
I picked up this Styrofoam form at a craft store and gave it two coats of gesso and then a later of crackle paint from DecoArt. When good and dry a layer of DA Raw Umber Antiquing Cream was applied and the excess wiped off.
The images were stamped in Coffee Archival on tissue paper and colored with markers in pink shades. The sentiments were stamped in Tea Rose Archival and a Beautiful Border Trim from Our Daily Bread was cut and shaded and applied along the edge.

Have a most wonderful weekend and thank you for visiting today!

14 comments:

Candy C said...

Terry...great dress form with a powerful message. Love these stamps and you did a fab job of showcasing them.

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic work with a great message! Hugs, Valerie

Anita Houston said...

I LOVE the message behind this dressform! Good for you and so stinking clever, AND just plain gorgeous! LOVE the images!

Mrs.B said...

This is fabulous, a great way of showcasing these very feminine images and a wonderful way of getting this important message highlighted.
Hugs, Avril xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a lovely alteration Terry!

Julia Aston said...

I just picked up a couple of these foam forms at Joanns thinking they were cute and someday I could figure out something to do with them - now I have a creative idea for their use thanks to you Terry! Wonderful stampings on them!! Julia xx

Meggymay said...

Wow, Terry is is an awesome project, super images and a great post to mention the importance of us having regular checks.
Yvonne xx

Redanne said...

The crackling on the dress form is superb and I love the beautiful stamping. There is such a great message behind your creation too, it is just wonderful. Hugs, Anne xx

Pam said...

Love what you've done with the dress form! Love the crackle too!

butterfly said...

What a splendid vintage dress form - scrumptious crackle and perfect choice of images. I love this, Terry - and it comes with such an important message too.
Alison xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Terry
I love this so much - the colours, the stamps and the overall style of it, sensational and I also love the message. In the U.K. we have to be 50 years of age before the first scheduled mammogram (unless, heaven forbid, there is some discovery made to signal a test). Cannot say I am looking forward to it BUT at the end of the day, it is something that should not be dismissed so I applaud you for getting the message out there - you are such a star!
Wishes
Lynne

Michele said...

this is beyond stunning! and an important tribute to that annual exam we all must get. such wonderful art. xo

Marjie Kemper said...

So clever! Love your dress form and what a great reinforcement for us all to get the tests we need.

Annie said...

Hi Terry........love that dress form and those fabulous AO stamps.................settling back in to real life and whilst I am thrilled to be home I do miss those spectacular pacific views and of course the warm sunshine..............guess you can't have everything !!!!

Great message to put out there too Terry

Take care
Annie xx

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