Dress Form 3D Project

Whether you are a Mixed Media Artist or just getting ready to take the plunge, you’re going to love today’s inspiration piece. Did you know that Smoothfoam is a great surface for mixed media art? 


To prep the Smoothfoam sheets for creating, Jennifer painted them with a single coat of acrylic craft paint. Pre-painting the Smoothfoam surface was akin to gessoing a canvas before painting it – by prepping the “canvas”, ink and stickers adhered to the surface better & dried faster.

While her base coat was drying Jennifer gathered a collection of assorted pigment inkpads, rolling stamp wheels, and patterned rubber stamps than started stamping & inking until she had a beautiful one of a kind background. Than she printed out a few images from http://thegraphicsfairy.com onto Craft Attitude printable film to transfer onto the finished 12×12 Smoothfoam sheets . 


Another tip that Jennifer shares on her video is to use a heat gun to add texture to your project. Since you’re working with Smoothfoam it melts, giving your faux canvas some nice dimension.

I hope that you’ve been inspired to give this Faux Canvas technique a try, you won’t be disappointed. I’d like to send out a big thank you to Jennifer Priest author of the Hydrangea Hippo Blog for sharing her beautiful design with us today.

Thanks for the visit & I wish you a very creative day.


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Supplies Used (Not Shown):

  • Craft Attitude Printable Film
  • Images From thegraphicsfairy.com
  • ColorBox Pigment Ink
  • ColorBox Archival Dye Ink
  • ColorBox Mix’d Media Ink
  • Assorted Rollagraph Stamp Wheels
  • Assorted Rubber Stamps
  • Blending Tool
  • Heat Gun
  • Hot Glue Gun