Friday, 15 April 2016

The Butterfly Queen by DT Member Kim F.

Good morning friends! I am super excited to share with you my project today. I have created a "Butterfly Queen" dress form  from Shabby is Chic Boutique
 I had so much fun with this project, I am thrilled with how it turned out. In the photo below on the left you can see how the dressform started out, it was plain white, and I used one of the gorgeous napkins that Amy sells in her Shabby Is Chic Boutique store and mod podge it on top of it.

 After the mod podge had dried, I got out a couple of different types of tulle from my stash, a plain white one and one with some pretty white daisies on it. I used my needle and thread and did a running stitch to gather the layers of tulle around the dressform. I also added the flatback hearts from SCB to random flower centers as well.
For the wings I used a wooden butterfly I had given to me in a RAK from a friend in Australia. I have been looking for the perfect piece to use this on, and this was it! I used black paint on the first layer then some Frantage shabby black embossing powder on top. Finally, I gave it a coat of Gilder's Paste in silver, which is like a silver wax. It gave the wings a lovely shimmery coat. The final touch is a cameo from my stash which I framed in the tiny rhinestone trim from SCB.
For the crown, I used a metal corner from my stash and using glossy accents added some of the rhinestone trim and some rhinestones from the pearl and rhinestone trim which I cut to get bigger stones.
I placed the crown at the top of the dressform, I love how it came out! I also added one of the keys from the key set Amy sells, and added rhinestones to them as well.

 This project was really a labor of love. I just adore dressforms and this was so much fun to make!

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check out all the gorgeous items in the
Shabby Is Chic Boutique Store!
Black Venise Trim
Silver Key
Small Flat Back Hearts
Dress Form
Butterfly Napkin
Rhinestone Trim