your painting skills to transform a plain wooden
mannequin into a pirouetting delight with the help
of Polly George
Turn our wooden artist's gadget into a darling
dancing dolly. You'll just need a steady hand and
use of detail combined with pearlescent paint to
give a soft feminine feel to the piece.
Dress the finished ballerina with a lacy doily
skirt painted in a pearly blue to complement her
Materials you will need:
Cryla paint - burnt umber, napthol crimson and
Pearlescent liquid acrylic in 112, galactic
blue, 120, sundown magenta and 125, white pearl
Two doilies, Ribbon,
Glue, Pencil and Scissors.
Paint the mannequin body in sundown magenta. Two
coats may be required.
2. When the ink is dry, carefully
outline of the face, clothes and jewellery.
3. Continue to paint the mannequin: hair
and lashes - Cryla burnt umber, cheeks and lips -
Cryla napthol crimson, eye- Cryla ultramarine,
bodice - Pearlescent galactic blue, shoes and lace -
Cryla napthol crimson, base - Cryla ultramarine.
4. Paint the doilies in galactic blue and
Draw a small circle approximately the
size of a two pence piece in the centre of the
6. Fold the doily in half and cut alongside
of the folded edge to the centre.
7. Cut out the centre circle.
8. Place the doily around the mannequin's
waist and attach the ends with
9. Tie the ribbon around the waist for