Sunday, September 23, 2012

A.R.T. - Altered, Riveted, Taped

I've had this paper mache mannequin for years, and it has been on my never ending list of things to be altered.  Yesterday it finally made it off the list.  Thanks to Linda's Compendium of Curiosities 2 challenge.  We're working this week on Tim's riveted patchwork technique, which is not only on page 57 of his CofC2 book, but is also the featured technique on his September tag.  Linda said we could use our tag for this challenge, but I decided to try in on the mannequin instead.

As luck would have it, the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show is.....tape.  Now, it says quite clearly on the label that the Ranger product I used is a foil TAPE sheet.  The caps are mine, but you get the point.  They say it's tape, who am I do disagree?  So, my piece will also be an entry there.

Before I show you my A.R.T. (Altered, Riveted, Taped....aren't I clever? LOL) let me just say that as a complete amateur at photography, taking a decent picture of  a shiny piece is just ridiculous.  And by the way, any pink you see is not in the piece, but a reflection of the blouse I'm wearing.  Ridiculous.



 
 
I enhanced (?) her lady parts with some of Tim's idea-ology pieces, and she is wearing a necklace (dangling off her back) I made some years back on a Tim cruise.  I think she'll look nice on my dresser showing off a favorite necklace (or two).
 
Why not join in the challenges?  At Linda's the possible reward is a gift certificate thanks to The Funkie Junkie.  And as always, the Simon Says site will be giving away one from their shop.


20 comments:

Vic said...

Very cool! I love the pink! LOL

Penny Duncan said...

Oh Eileen!!! How COOL IS THIS!!!!!! Love it ma'am!!!

Mary-Beth said...

fabulous piece Eileen! She'll look amazing showing off your jewelry.

teri said...

I really love the textures you got in that tape. I'd love to learn methods for doing that. She looks fab!

Dorothy said...

Wow, this is so awesome!!!

Redanne said...

This truly is ART!

Anna said...

Love, Love, LOVE this!!! I have a little papier mache dress form too that has been hanging around for years waiting for me to do something. I think I might just do this!

Lynn Stevens said...

Wonderfully creative Eileen!
hugs Lynn

Stephanie Rodgers said...

This piece is fabulous! You've done it again! Too funny about the pink reflection. I can't say how it looks without the color, but it looks great with the color too! lol And, what's up with you & Marjie doing pieces with the "biological clock" on the belly? Too funny!

Dan said...

I love your mannequin! To be honest, until I read your description, I was convinced that it was a glass bottle as you've transformed the paper mache so completely! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Marjie Kemper said...

Looks fab, Eileen! Love the colors.

Marjie Kemper said...

Looks fab, Eileen! Love the colors.

WendyP said...

looks amazing !!! really awesome !!!

Heidi Bound said...

LOVE this! I love how you covered her girly parts--cracked me up. :)

Rita Loyd said...

Now how cool is this? I love how this looks.

Patzee said...

Headless and limbless, she still has the attitude! I love it!!

Candy C said...

Eileen...your mannequin dress form is awesome. Love the fact that she's (I am guessing it's a she from the strategically placed upper embellishments) that it's a girl. haha Love your metallic finish on her. It looks simply amazing. I also love your extra metal embellishments! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Lori said...

Way cool! She looks fabulous! Love the enhanced lady parts...if only mine looked so good...LOL!

Scrappin' Stacy said...

I have a similar paper mache mannequin that I have been wanting to do this exact same thing with. Love yours and you may have inspired me to get me act in gear and tape up my mannequin :)

Evelyn S. said...

I altered a mannequin a few years ago...can't remember the name of the magical stuff, though. This one of yours is definitely Funkie! Wonderfully inventive.