My vintage (full figured) manikin had a white stretchy fabric over the main hard foam bodice. Not very pretty; but functional in her day when used for dress making. I wanted to create an interesting design that would provide a beautiful backdrop for displaying clothing & jewelry. I don’t sew, but I do decoupage!
I gathered together a few sheets of brown stamped paper that I bought on a recent trip to the Island, cutting them all into random strips & sizes & applied to the bodice in a random format using a brush & Elmer’s glue. The key to good adhesion is working out as many air bubbles as possible using your fingers to push from the centre out in all directions.
Once dry, I used a clear coat to seal it all. A very rewarding project. She looks SO much better. Now I need to make her a skirt. Considering I don’t sew; that could be interesting….