Monday, October 25, 2010

Mend a Broken Heart

Dress Forms are the "in" thing at the moment...... chipboard, rub-ons,paper. I bought a papier-mache one a while ago after seeing an "altered" one by Teemie Eschenburg in a book called Altered Art Projects. Any way after a sad conversation with my beautiful 20 year old daughter, who had just had her heart broken, I thought I would have a play....... chains, locks and wire immediately came to mind, not quite sure why,but this is what I ended up with.

What I used: papier-mache mannequin, modge-podged, papered, painted and distressed. Collections elements papers and spools. Tim Holtz buttons, baubles and locket keys. Satin ribbon, velvet and dyed muslin Tiny pearls, pins, wire and chain.


  1. wow you are very clever, this looks great. love all the photographs.

  2. Oh this is amazing Gayle!!!! I love the way you combine fabric in your work & to such good effect my lovely! Daughters with broken hearts are very delicate aren't they so I hope that this little treasure helped her, HUGS XXX

  3. voce é uma fonte de inspiração para nós!
    beijos beijos

  4. Dear Gayle, I am touched beyond words to be apart of your inspiration. This comes to me on a very timely basis as I decide my future endeavors. Thank you for the credits, I truly appreciate it. God Bless you and your daughter with His Peace and Joy. Teemie Escehnburg


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