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a cute sewing-aid or room decoration
i had a mannequin sitting around that i got for my 13th birthday that i haven't used in the last few years

its best to do this project outside because it can get messy

Posted by craftalien from Lithonia, Georgia, United States • Published See craftalien's 17 projects »
  • Step 1

    start ripping stips of paper from an old magazine or newspaper
    (or you can cut out pictures and text boxes neatly for a diff look)

  • Step 2

    mix together 2 parts water and 1 part flour in a big mixing bowl for the paste

  • Step 3

    completely dip a strip of the paper in the mix and apply it to the mannequin (or any other object your using) repeat this until it is completely covered

    if you are using a jersey covered mannequin you must first remove all fabric and batting from the mannequinn

  • Step 4

    let dry overnight

  • Step 5

    once dry you may add extra layers

    if you choose not to and can see a white residue was left behind use a damp rag and gently wipedown the mannequin (or any other object you are using)

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Chevys · Melbourne, Victoria, AU
Would you suggest that I just use craft glue if I intend to use strips of material or your suggested water/flour formula, for best results?
artjunkie *.
artjunkie *.
thank you lena landmine!i'm so excited!
Lena Landmine
Lena Landmine · Hell, Michigan, US
I am so doing this!

For the comments about not having a mannequin: Call up/visit your local department stores and see if they have any faulty ones that they're looking to get rid of. Or just old ones they don't use anymore. You can usually get some faulty ones for free, and old ones for maybe $20 or so. It's typically the "Visuals" department who you'll want to talk to, but any manager will do. :] I have like 20 mannequins and busts using this method.
Lady Liz
Lady Liz · 12 projects
if you don't have a manny, then how do u create one totally from scratch?
vonnie A.
vonnie A. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US
i have a question on your decoupage mannequin. how do you start it? meaning how do you know your own size do you start it and wing it. i really like it and would like to try to do it because the first one was a mess.

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