Some of you have emailed to ask about the mannequins we are using in the shop, and where to get them. (Aren’t they cute?) Actually, my hubby made them. I told him I’d take a dozen and he said they’re too much work for that many. 🙂 But here’s the info in case you ever want to try your hand at one.
WH took the mannequin form that I bought for $10 at a shop going out of business this past summer and used it as a mold. (You can see that mannequin here.) He used a quick-set plaster gauze that you can find at an art or medical supply store or on Amazon. Then a thick primer and drywall compound mix for the overcoat, to smooth it all down. And lastly, a clear latex medium for applying the prints (from old knitting pattern books, or you can find some online for downloading). Lots of work involved. I guess that’s why the ones you find on Etsy are so pricey. After watching the process, I can understand why people charge so much for them. Here’s a cool one with a Paris flavor. And I’ve always thought the ones from this shop were amazing.
Now I just need to figure out a way to convince my husband that 7 or 8 more would be a piece of cake, now that he has the process down…