Wednesday, July 27, 2011
My sister EcoHeidi and I were busy moving Momma Aleene to her new home last week so we were not able to attend the Summer CHA show but that didn't stop us from being there in spirit! Over the last months, we were busy creating mannequins for the iLovetoCreate booth and today we're delighted to share Merrie Muse with you!
If you were able to attend the show, you know that the booth theme was "Driving Creativity" so Merrie got in the spirit with her rearview mirror magic wand! A cool quote collaged on to brown bag paper dangled from the wand with words of wisdom: "We drive into the future using only our rearview mirror." -Marshall McLuhan
Merrie's top was covered with Blumenthal Lansing buttons all glued in place with Aleene's Jewel It Glue with the tone-on-tone colors of white, ivory and crystal.
Heidi crafted Merrie's wings from chicken wire and used Aleene's Fabric Stiffener to adhere the cheese cloth. Then she used strips of the cheese cloth to create the swirled designs on the wings. This is a super cool way to make lightweight LARGE wings! Oh yeah, we also wanted to be sure she was sprinkled with some magic fairy dust so we sprayed her wings with Tulip Glitter Spray.
Heidi dug into her sewing stash to find a plastic apron hoop so Merrie's skirt was built by tying and gluing strips of fabric and brown paper and many layers. We used Aleene's Original Tacky Glue to hold the strips in place and then decided we wanted to add a feathery edging at the waist at the last minute so we grabbed our Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue for that! Little butterflies and ladybugs were also scattered about her skirt.
Merrie needed some bling so Heidi created a collection of bracelets featuring her trademark soda can flowers along with fabric and button flower bracelets.
Thanks for letting us share! We hope your day is magically creative!
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