In my last post I told you about the store windows I would doing some designing for. My girlfriend has the area in the front of the store and a lot of foot traffic goes by the shop. I decided to work with her antique mannequin again and do something combining a ballerina style and woodlands. I also wanted to use birds just because I love them!
The store is located in Snohomish and is called Ruffles and Rust.
These are the windows in question. There is a lot of large beautiful cement pieces to work with.
I took a bolt of tulle and gathered it to make a full skirt. Then I went into our woods and gathered lichen. I like to use it instead of regular moss because it keeps it's gray green color. It also goes beautifully with the pale pink.
Isn't the lichen gorgeous!
Admittedly I can get a little out there sometimes.
I call her tree lady. I gathered several branches from the woods and wove them together with lichen covered branched for the top. I then put a nest from the same woods and nestled it in the branches. Don't you think she's pretty?
I took the backing from this frame and covered it with the wallpaper from my dining room. Then I took an Audubon print and put it over the paper. A unique way to do matting.
This is the same process, but using a handmade paper I found that is very pretty.
I think they will look lovely displayed in the store windows together!