Monday, April 16, 2012

Guest Designer - Pro 31 Designs - Altered Dress Form

Hello blogging friends! I have been keeping a secret for awhile and today I can finally share it with all of you!! I am SO Excited to announce that I am a Guest Designer for Pro 31 Designs and I have my first project to share with you today!!

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I was thrilled when I received an email from Esmeralda (aka TwinsMoms) asking me to be a Guest Designer!! Esmeralda is the owner of Pro 31 Designs, an Etsy shop filled with SO many wonderful embellishments such as crystal flowers, flowers spays, pearls, lace and trims. She also carries papers, markers and stamps just to name a few.

There is SO Much crafty goodness I know you will want to check it out!!

Before I get started with my project I want to show you all of the goodies that I received in my DT package. ;-)

Look at these beauties!! The first picture is crystal flowers and the second one is a close up. I love these flowers--they are so Gorgeous! The next picture is 3 Tone Acrylic Wheat Sprays in pink, green, brown and clear. Love these sweet little 2 Tone Porcelain Roses!

The first picture is Beaded Sprays with leaves in clear, lavender and brown. The second picture is a close up of the brown Beaded Spray. Next is tiny Acrylic Flowers with a rhinestone center. Love this yummy melon color! The last picture is Mulberry and Porcelain Roses in a 2 tone pink.

Pretty Blue Porcelain Roses are in the first picture and tiny little white doves are in the second picture. Next is a pretty Ivory Doily. I love the thread used to create this doily, it's pearly so it has a little shimmer to it. There are also a couple of Bling Ribbon Sliders and a Beautiful Green Bling Button--oh it is SO pretty!! The last picture is little Porcelain Calla Lilies--can't wait to use theses!

Look at all of these Gorgeous Sprays!! The first two are crystal sprays and they are so sparkly! The next two are pearl sprays. I love having the pearl sprays in white because you can use them as is or you can color them with inks and Copic markers.

Now if you are looking for the ultimate in sparkle you will LOVE this Bling Bingy Flexible Mesh. I received green and silver mesh. This stuff is fantastic because you can cut it to exactly the size you need! If you want you can use one little piece or a whole row. Gotta Love that! Ok, I have to be honest I was totally drooling over this Sequin and Rosette trim!! It's so Beautiful! The last two pictures are Black and Silver Bling Out Chain in 6mm and 4mm. So SO Sparkly!!

Are you hanging in there with me? A couple more pictures to go and then I can share my project with you!! The first two pictures are Flat Back Pearls in Shiny White (it has an iridescent look) and White in 6mm and 4mm. Next is Pink & White Pleated Trim--this trim is so soft! In the last picture is Brown & Black Double Ruffle Trim in Satin and Organza.

I LOVE this Rosette Ribbon Trim!! I received it in Brown, Pink and White and it is SO fun to work with! In the last picture is White and Pink Double Ruffle Trim in Satin and Organza.

So what do you think? Some Gorgeous Crafty Goodness going on here!!

Thank you so much Esmeralda, I LOVE it ALL!!!

Ok, are you ready to see my first project?

I altered a dress form and I had SO much fun!! My crafty area is brown and pink and this pretty dress form fits in just prefect!

Here is a before picture of the dress form.

To start I wanted to cover parts of the dress form with 4mm flat back pearls so I cut the pearls to the different length that I needed. The pearls were white and I wanted to soften them up a bit so I air brushed them with Copic markers E31. I place the 4mm flat back pearls on to an Adhesive Sheet from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to hold them in place while I air brushed them. The adhesive sheets work great for this! Then I brushed over the pearls with Ranger Perfect Pearls.

I did the same technique with the Copic marker and Perfect Pearls on the Circle Pearl Sprays and I hot glued the pearl sprays to the back of a XXLarge 3D Brown Crystal Dimensional Flowers.

Here is a picture of the dress form once I had the pearls and flower glued in place.

Here is a close up of the gorgeous brown crystal flower. Love these!!

Next I wrapped and glued the Brown Rosette Ribbon and Brown Double Ruffle Ribbon Trim Satin and Organza (1-1/2 in wide) around the dress form to create a skirt and ruffle trim.

I wanted to add another brown crystal flower and a couple of Wheat 3 Tone Brown Acrylic Spray Stems to the mid section of the dress form. So I threaded the wires from the sprays through the metal finding on the back of the flower, twisted the wire and glued it to the front of the dress form.

I just love how this turned out!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed all of the crafty goodies I shared and the dress form tutorial. Please be sure to visit Pro 31 Designs, the Pro 31 Designs YouTube Channel and the Pro 31 Designs Facebook Page. I know you will be inspired!!

I hope you have a wonderful and creative day!!

Hugs & Smiles,

Pro 31 Designs: XXLarge 3D Brown Crystal Dimensional Flowers, 4mm White Flat Back Pearls, Wheat 3 Tone Brown Acrylic Spray Stems, Brown Rosette Ribbon (4 in wide), Brown Double Ruffle Ribbon Trim Satin and Organza (1-1/2 in wide), White Circle Pearl Sprays
Ink: Copic Marker E31 and Air Brush System
Accessories: Ranger Perfect Pearls; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Adhesive Sheets; Hot Glue Gun, Dress Foam


  1. Oh my god Heidi, this is soooooooooooooo stunning. I absolutely LOVE, how you decorated this dressform here, it´s awesome. You really did an outstanding job here, sooooo gorgeous hun.

  2. Heidi, your dress form is absolutely stunning. Congratulations on your new post as DT member too. I could love all those beautiful gem etc. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

  3. Congratulations on joining the team!!! Oh you should have titled this post enabler alert!
    Oh the goodies you received are wonderful.
    That dress form is wonderful and I love how you altered the pearls-never thought of using my airbrush
    Your so creative!
    thanks for sharing

  4. Holy Moly! So gorgeous Heidi! I am so excited to be working with you! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve next!


  5. welcome to our team Heidi¬ enjoy your goodies and happy craftin!

  6. Beautiful ...That is just so omg Breath your style...tfs

  7. Love your project!...and those goodies...I would be in heaven lol

  8. Talk about right up your alley! This project is STUNNING!!! LOVE what she has sent you...I can see jewelry in your future...LOL!! I was going to behave on my spending...HA! Have a great day, Heidi! xo

  9. What wonderful goodies! I know you had fun making this project. It is great!

  10. So so pretty!! Love the dressform transformation!!!

  11. Really pretty! Can you please tell me where you got this wonderful dress form??? I LOVE IT!!! I would love to have one for my room.

  12. so pretty! Ilove dress forms and this is superb!


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