Instead of recreating drab Mona Lisa, we transformed her.
Drab Mona Lisa was painted with primer.
Nora graciously offered to paint our individual dolls
to resemble each of us.
Each of us had our own design ideas. With lace, fabric, paint, pearls, rhinestones, feathers, decoupaged images, butterflies and miscellaneous trims, we transformed her.
I knew immediately I wanted mine to wear a Marie Antoinette French costume.
I created a wire wide-bustle. Wrapped the bustle with paper-mache and wired it around her waist.
Next, I begin cutting and creating various layers of French-style fabrics for her dress, with an under slip of scrim to poof her dress.
Gail's drab Mona Lisa transformed in lace, bling and sweet pink roses
Nora's became a lovely Peacock-influenced beauty
At Junk Jubilee we bought vintage salt shaker metal lids. The vendor had a huge bowl of these lids. He thought someone would find a purpose for them. He asked us how we planned on using them. We all said "hats of course". For each of our hats we used one of these lids as a hat base. It works great to secure decorations through the holes!