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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Greeting Everyone ! Pat Roller here to share a special altered project I made recently.

I purchased the mannequin online. Then, I painted it with Tim Holtz paints and other paints I had on hand. I also used glitter paints in parts to give it a little bling. I am not as good as Barbara but love the colors.

Then, I embellished the mannequin with the following cuts:

wings--2 inches --from A Child's Year

roses--2 inches--from A Child's Year

"Joy"--2 inches from A Child's Year

cross--4 inches--from New Testament

heart--3 inches--from Botanicals

tuilps--3 inches--from Botanicals

I used brads attached with clear glue into a hole I punched in the mannequin with my "pointy thing" I attached ribbons to the brads and attached the charms to the bottom of the ribbons.

I also used 2 stick pins I received from the stick pin swap that had similar colors of beads. The lace is hand tatted--I did it myself :)  Then, I added gems and buttons to round out the decorations.
The mannequin graces a decorative shelf that is in my entryway.  Hope you enjoy her !  
Cricut Info & Supplies Used:
Designed By:  Pat Roller
Cricut Machine Used: Expression
Cricut Cartridges Used: A Child's Year, New Testament, Botanicals
Other Supplies Used: small mannequin, points, lace, gems, buttons, brads, assorted types of paints


  1. This is a very unique and interesting project! Thanks for sharing it as I wouldn't have thought that a mannequin could be a real piece of artwork!!

  2. Pat~ this is so unique and wonderful!! Great job!

  3. I love mannequins and you made this so unique and whimsical! TFS!

  4. I really like this Pat. Maybe because you're new it's not too "junky". And I mean that in the most craftiest way. There are some where there's so much going on I get lost. Of course, I shouldn't blame the artist for my lack of brain cells -- LOL

  5. Great job love the mannequin. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Wow, I never would have thought to use a mannequin as a canvas. Very unique project!

  7. Pat your mannequin is beautiful. What a neat project. Love the colors.

  8. Oh, wow! I can't even imagine how long this took you to do, Pat. What a labor of love! I love the whimsical nature of it. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Wow. This is so different and stunning.

  10. Great job on your mannequin project, Pat!!!! Those stickpins in her thighs look awful painful though...did you hear her screaming each time you stuck her?????!! LOL! She turned out great...Thanks for sharing her with us!

  11. Awesome project Pat! I hope you will share more projects like this with us! :)

  12. I haven't jumped off into the altered items too much yet, but I need something like this in my sewing room....Very nice.


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