Monday, July 23, 2012

Flowers, Mists and Pot Scourers...........

A little bit of French whimsy.

A while back I made this French inspired gown for Meg's Garden all out of her beautiful summer range of French inspired papers. I had always intended to make "a head" to go with it and finally got around to it over the week end. Her head does sit nicely on the mannequin but I think, as she has been inspired by Marie Antoinette it's  better presented on a "cake plate."

The face is made from a foam ball from the craft shop. Her hair is 3 wire "pot scourers" glued and pinned to the ball and then gesso applied. I've glued fine paper to her face and then painted the features on and then sealed. Every thing is held in place by glue, Glossy Accents, pins and long bamboo skewers.  

PRODUCTS USED: Foam craft ball, wire pot scourers,assorted Prima and Manor House Creations flowers,Dusty Attic chipboard foliage,Tim Holtz metal cage and wing, Meg's Garden beautiful paper lace and big Pearl Pin, assorted findings, pearls and ribbon, gesso, paint, Dylusions Ink Spray and Perfect Pearls Mists.

Thanks so much and dropping by and visiting me today. Have a great week xx


  1. Oh wow.. this is amazing.. how incredibly clever you are to design and then create this..I am in awe of it and speechless.. saying it is fabulous isn't enough, but this is really magnificent...

  2. Totally mind blowing, how creative, and unique. So many wonderful elements you have used and incorporated, and certainly a piece that will always create 'conversation'... beautiful Gayle!

  3. That is so very lovely - I love art that makes me want to touch it. The face is fabulous!

  4. WOW!! You are truly so creative. I love how you used a scoring pad for her hair. So perfect, I would have never thought of that. And that face looks wonderful. So many wonderful elements here my sweet friend. I just love it.


  5. OMG Gayle this is so gorgeous, love her hair and all the bits and pieces fantastic, I am speechless, very inspiring indeed :)

  6. totally BREATHTAKING !!! so much to see and take in. you are a marvel xoxox

  7. Holy smokes Gayle! seeing it here in all its glory just blows my socks off! You really are a creative genius, amazing how you've made this! he he to even think of using pot scourers :)) you clever clever lady! xoxo

  8. Wow!! I love your work. Your stuff is really awesome and breathtaking. Love the use of all the different materials. I have become a follower so that I can pop in often. Your art is very inspiring--maybe it will help me get through my "funk". I can't seem to get off high center. I found your blog by way of another blog and just love it.

    Your stuff is great!
    xoxo Faye

  9. Absolutely AMAZING Gayle! Can see the Finnabair influence again!! Am buying a teaching DVD of hers via Donna Downey - as close as I'm going to get to her for the moment :)


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