Sunday, January 30, 2011

Ballard Inspired Newspaper Dress Art

As I thumbed through my latest Ballard Designs catalog, I saw this Newspaper Dress Giclee Print. 

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It is a reproduction of a work by Denise Fiedler.  Very eye-catching but very pricey at $299.  I thought surely I can recreate this.  I decided to do a smaller version for now as I have no canvas. 

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First, I scanned the image and resized it to fit the 25 cent thrift store plaque I had.  I cut out the pieces of the image- the sleeves, the strips of the skirt, the belt, etc. and used them to trace pages out of a magazine (for the white part  of the paper) and this old dictionary

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I didn’t want to make mine exactly like the original (that would be too much like cheating) so I made mine with a plaid collar and black where the buttons go down the front.  I also used a slightly different shaped letter “O” for my belt buckle.

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What do you think?   

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I put my mini version on a little stand.

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Here it is in my livingroom. 

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After doing that one, I was inspired to make one of my own design.

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This project took me back to when I was younger and made all kinds of collages from magazines and photos.

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I just found a dress template online, cut it out into its individual pieces and traced the shapes onto my Harper’s Bazaar.  I cut them out and glued them down to cardstock.  I decided to frame this one. 

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These were so fun to make, kind of like making paper dolls.  The best part is how inexpensive this was to do.
 
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40 comments:

  1. Both of yours are fabulous...great job!

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  2. Wow! YOu did such a great job. I am so impressed! Love how it looks with the other decor on your table. Love it!

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  3. You did a great job. The possibilities for these are endless. Thanks for sharing. I had not seen these. ~~Sherry~~

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  4. Oh wow, both are fabuous. I absolutely love them. What a great job and they are wonderful. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Wow, yours is so much better! I love it and now I have an idea for my daughters room!
    Lacy

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  6. I absolutely love this! Easy, afforable and fun. So many, many possiblities. Now I want to make one! Thank you for linking this to Masterpiece Monday. Mary :O)

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  7. Both of your versions are absolutely adorable!

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  8. very fun! thanks for linking up at WhipperBerry!!

    kisses
    heather from WhipperBerry

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  9. I like your's better. Super cute!

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  10. Both are awesome, I really like the one in the frame though!I wish I had thought of it!

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  11. This looks fantastic! You did a fantastic job and I love your own design!

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  12. Wow! You have talent. Those look so great! laurie

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  13. These are awesome! ARe you sure you weren't a fashion designer in a past life? Hope you will share wtih my Pink HIppo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/01/pink-hippo-party-14.html

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  14. Love the coloured one that you framed.

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  15. I love that, Ballard is one of, MY MOST fav. magazines, i get so excited when i get mynew magazine in the mail.. YOU DID an Amazing job, and i too like to change things up when i copy..
    LOVE IT and a Happy Excited New Follower..
    Thanks for sharing Karryann

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  16. Love them both! This has been on my knock-off-to-do-list. ;)

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  17. IO would never attempt to do that. You did a remarkable job. I in fact, I like yours as well as the original. Great idea and job well done.

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  18. Love your two! Better than Ballards!!

    I posted some "romance" book bundles I made today and am hoping that Pottery Barn doesn't rip me off. :) :) Mine cost nothing and can only imagine what they would charge.

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  19. I like yours! Love the shirt with the swirl of the flower (?) Very cool.

    via shabby chic cottage

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  20. ps. following so I can keep up with all your great ideas! Great list of posts:)

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  21. oooh i luv your design and that was a great knock off...
    Luv it...
    Don't forget to link it in our linking party this week.

    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/02/fun-ideas-for-valentine-day-2011be.html

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  22. I love it!!! I'm doing the 30 for 30 fashion challenge (an all Goodwill thrift version), so the post is so appropriate. I love your design!!!

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  23. HI! I'm hosting a link up this week -- It's a Keeper Thursdays! I hope you can come over and link up!

    Thanks!
    It's a Keeper
    http://www.everydaytastes.com/
    http://twitter.com/itsakeeperblog
    http://www.facebook.com/ItsAKeeper

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  24. I made a copy of your copy and I love it! Thank you so much for sharing! Check it out at: http://chicaesartistica.blogspot.com/

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  25. I LOVE it! I too saw that dress and I plan to make it for my daughter's room. Your's looks great, both yoru copy and your original!

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  26. I am absolutely crazy about this project!!! I'd love to have you link it up to my party at Rook No. 17. It's right up my alley and I know my readers would flip for it too! Jenn

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  27. You did a fantastic job. Love it, love it, love it.

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  28. Great job!!!! found you on Me Making Do! :)

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  29. This is so pretty!!!

    Please share this over here: http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/02/project-party-weekend-flavored-lip.html

    We would love to have you join us!

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  30. LOVE this!!

    Thanks for linking up!!! I featured your post in my wrap up! http://tidymom.net/2011/im-lovin-it-wrap-up-2-5-1/

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  31. Too cute! I think this would make a beautiful set of notecards. Thank you for the inspiration.

    landofdouglas.blogspot.com

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  32. i too saw the glicee print in ballards catalog and thought it was so cool! i love your little mini, a perfect size for a tabletop. found you via thrifty decor chick.
    judi

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  33. Adorable! I love your version!

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  34. That is so adorable! And great tutorial! I would love for you to come link up with me as well if you haven't stopped by yet! Best link each month gets prizes!

    http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/02/strut-your-stuff-for-february-round-2.html

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  35. You made it into the finals!!!

    http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/02/february-round-2-finalists.html

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  36. i just flipped through the same catalog the other day, and immediately, i KNEW someone out here in blogland would attempt the 'copy'.. it's awesome!! great job! :)
    blessings,
    -tracie

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  37. Good job. It looks like it was a big hit. I saw someone else do this and I want to try it.

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