My wonderful friend and artist Debbie Overton of MMCA and Debbie Overton Designs, kindly sent me a paper mache bust form as a gift a year ago and I've only just got round to altering it now. At the moment I love covering items in vintage papers and I am lucky enough to come across some wonderful vintage paper finds as a volunteer at Oxfam, so it was only right that I cover this beautiful form in the same. I have several old books, in particular, Good Housekeeping Guides, and I thought articles from these would be quite fitting to use as a covering ensuring that I placed certain titles in key places so they would be highlighted on the form, for example the "Dressmaking & Millinery Made Easy" Title at the bottom left of the form.
Once I'd covered the form I then sealed it using Diamond Glaze to protect and give it a matt sheen. Then for the real fun part.... What was I going to "Dress" it up with??? I remembered that my Sister had given me some Chanel Ribbon a while back (really handy having a Sister who works with Dior and Chanel!), I used this as the main accent for my form and then took a black rhinestone button and added some fine peacock and plain black feathers to the base to add as a sort of brooch to the piece... et voila!! the finished product my Chanel Darling Bust!! She is now available on my website shop .