2/22/08

Show & Tell Friday~

Showin' & tellin' & givin' something away~
This week.... I'm sharing a torso/jewelry stand that I purchased from a second hand store for 2 buckeroos. The bust is made out of styrofoam and is held up by a brass stand. I covered the bust with vintage sheet music. I've had this jewelry stand for years. It was in my daughter's room when she was a teenager, it had leopard fabric on it when she had it. She hung necklaces from it and even used it as a bulletin board, it was cute! When she got married & moved out I had it in a hall closet for a few years lol.... and now its going in my studio~If your wanting to try covering something in old sheet music...here is how I did it:
There is a trick to covering things with old sheet music or paper from old books. If you have ever tried to tear old paper into random strips you'll find they will tear very straight. Not a good look when your looking for a more hap-harzard look. Soooooooo if you soak the paper in hot water before tearing it apart it will tear beautifully and actually adhere faster with whatever glueing method your using. I just rubbed Elmers glue all over the torso with my hands, full strength letting the water on the paper dilute it ever so slightly. I let the piece dry over night. I then went over any rough bits with 100 grit sand paper (ever so lightly) I then went over the entire bust with a product called "Decoupage Finish" made by Royal Coat.... oh my goodness, I just love that stuff. It gives it a nice slight-gloss-yellowed-antique look when it dries!! It only takes about 20 minutes to dry. I highly recommend this product. Anywho... once the finish coat was dry, I sanded anymore spots that seemed a tad rough and just applied another coat of the decoupage finish over those bits and taaaaaaaaaaaa daaaaaaaaaa instant cute!!
Another thing I want to share this Friday is this:
A flower pin made out of a vintage zipper. Now mind you, this is my very first one~ so it is not 100% fabulous, just about 80% fabulous~ I am having a "give-away" to anyone wanting a chance to win a zipper flower pin (not this one, hopefully a cuter one!) I know not everyone thinks this is cute nor would want it....so if you want a chance, just say you want in the drawing and I'll enter you! I will draw out a name and post it in next Friday's show & tell!
This show & tell is hosted by Kelli

38 comments:

Jeri said...

I love the zipper pin - I'd love to have one!!

mrsjojo said...

CUTE!! Both the bust and the zipper flower are cute and clever and creative. Please put my name for the drawing.

TJ said...

This looks amazing! Both the bust and the zipper pin! I never would have thought to cover the bust, or that the music would tear straight. Thank you for sharing!

Kelly said...

That pin IS fabulous!! :o) And thanks for the tips on using sheet paper...I never would've thought of them myself, especially the soaking it in hot water. That's soooo true! Thanks and happy weekend!

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Cheryl! The bust turned out great! And hey, the zipper flower looks 100% wonderful over here. I'd love the chance to win one! Thanks!!!!!
-Karoline

Penless Thoughts said...

BOTH ideas are so clever. I love that you used old sheet music to cover the bust. Yes, please put my name in the drawing. Thanks!
Susan

Hootin' Anni said...

Absolutely amazing!!! What a great piece of work. It's truly super. You did good. And the zipper pin? Outstanding.

My show n tell is shared, I hope you can come over to visit with me. Have a great weekend.

Jennie said...

I wish I could have original creative thoughts like these - I especially love the zipper flower (beautiful colour too). Hmmm - shall I see what a muck-up I can make of trying it?!

Constance said...

I like that zipper pin! How incredibly unusual! You did a fantastic job covering the bust form that you have. Some folks are just so darn creative!
Connie

Judy said...

I love the zipper pin, add me to the drawing.
Interesting idea with the bust.

Lisa/Rick Rack Attack said...

Your sheet music instantly reminded me of my Nana & grandfather who were both college music professors. I loved spending summers with them in New Hampshire & tagging along to all their musical concerts. Unfortunately, none of their talent rubbed off on me! I couldn't carry a tune in a bucket!

Thanks for sharing.

You can check out my show & tell at http://anapronaday.blogspot.com

kbbryant said...

The bust looks awesome covered with that sheet music. You are Artsy! Thanks too for the instructions, really helpful.

Love the pin. such a great use of a zipper. I'de love to win it.
Kathy b

jennifer said...

Oh now this is cute. I am telling my buddy Jerri about this! Jennifer

Gattina said...

Both very original creations ! I like the bust it's so special !

JennV said...

Wow! You are one creative woman! I love love love the bust and the zipper pendant is 100% fabulous if you ask me! I'd love to be in the drawing!

Lori Stilger said...

LOVE the torso, Cheryl! It turned out GREAT!!! The product recommendation was great, too; now, to find a project to use it on - I'm always doing paper crafting.... :D
Thanks for sharing!! Have a BLESSED day!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the pin...we must think alike come see my zipper centers here..
http://www.heartrockshome.com then click the catagory 'Happenings in the magic room"...
and oh my! oh my! oh my! heavens-to-mergatroid - doing decopodge..and old paper
I think we are vintage art sisters!
p.d. I'd love your zipper pin - I can't imagine how you got that "100%" lovely zipper pin to wrap about like that! Woooowzer.
Your new vintage art sister...Arlene

Sharon said...

Both projects are sooo cute! You did a great job! I have never seen a zipper flower, that is so creative!

:0) Sharon

Dawn said...

Both of them are great! You have talent!!

Cathy said...

Oh, oh, oh! I am so green with envy! I love your torso/jewelery stand and it's perfect covered in the old music. I love the flower pin too--perfect color!

Cathy :)

Farrah said...

I want in the drawing! The zipper flower is such an awesome and creative idea!! I never learned to sew, so I am totally wowed by that sort of stuff. And I love the bust. Very cool. Thanks for sharing how you made it, too!

Jewelgirl said...

Aaah I am jealous, the music
cover jewelry stand would make
a great model for all of my jewels!
The zipper flower is cool, I
could see this in Hot Pink?
Have a great day!

Heather said...

That is very cool! I'll remember that idea for using old sheet music. Thanks for the how-to! Love the zipper flower, too. Count me in on your drawing. ;o)

You're SO creative!

Connie Marie said...

Great work on the bust and such a great way to put jewelry away. My eldest sister used to do the paper/glue craft.

Thanks for sharing.

Jerri junque said...

Pick me Pick me, I love it!!!! And the color is perfect.

MammyT said...

You are a genious. My first visit here, and I'll be back. Of COURSE I want a zipper pin. Do you think I'm daft? The instructions for covering something with the paper are excellent. Don't think I'm not looking around for things to conceal behind a Chopin piece right now. Ahh, there's the cat!
Just kidding. I don't have a cat.
Nancy

Feathering My Nest said...

Those are both very creative items. Thank for stopping in to see me.

Kathi

MyJourneyBack said...

Hi thanks for stopping in to visit. I love your flower pin. What an amazing idea!
And your idea of cover the lady is really cute too.
Thanks for sharing. I love Show and Tell's.

Betty said...

Cheryl,
What a unique 'musical' bust! The zipper flower pin is so unusual....I've never seen one before.....

Please do enter my name is the give away.....

Thanks for visiting with me and commenting on the silver bucket...Betty

Nora Lee said...

As soon as I saw your zipper flower, I wanted one, so when I saw you were going to have a drawing oh yeah! Put my name in the pot! Love the job you did with the vintage sheet music, I think I need to find something to create using this method! Thanks for sharing.

Sandra

the teach said...

Whoa! Both the bust and the zipper flower are fabulous! Thanks for the directions for covering something in sheet music! Love the way it looks! :D Thanks for visiting me and leaving a comment!

Kelli said...

Oh, the bust is absolutely gorgeous, I love the vintage sheet music! I also love the zipper pin, what a wonderful idea, please enter me into your drawing!
Hugs,
Kelli
P.s. Thank you for letting me know what the stamp value book...that sounds like fun!

freebird said...

It's past Friday so I am not in your drawing but I have tagged you to tell 7 random things about yourself if you are game to play. I was tagged and have posted my 7.

Your flower is cute. Who would have thought a zipper could become a flower?

Muum said...

It was fascinating to hear 'how to' make the bust. It really looks easy when you explain it! thanks for visiting my blog.

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Great zipper flower! Pretty color, too. The musical bust looks fun, too!
*Heidi*

Simply Stork said...

what a cool thing to have in a teanagers room...perfect for necklaces and such...

~simply~

(thanks for stopping in...please come on back for a visit anytime :o)

Mommy said...

I like them both! Decupoge is sooo much fun!

The zipper pin is very unique and pretty. You could also make them as hair bows for little girls maybe?

Mommy said...

I like them both! Decupoge is sooo much fun!

The zipper pin is very unique and pretty. You could also make them as hair bows for little girls maybe?