Ms. Liberty Project by Diane Michioka - Stampington & Company

Ms. Liberty Project by Diane Michioka

Cut one 12" red and white stripe each from the American Flag Embossed Vellum and using Star - Large Punch punch seven or more stars of each color. 

Using Designer Dries Clear Glue with the Ultrafine Metal Tip outline red stars and draw fine lines across white stars. Generously sprinkle Vintage Glass Glitter - Antique Silver Fine Glitter over stars, shake excess off, return remaining glitter to jar.

Cut one more 12" length of red and white striped vellum and cut down the center of both lengthwise. Use 7" length of 7gypsies™ Gaffer Tape - Sommes Red & Creme (to attach the white and red strips of vellum to the front waist of Wire Dress Form 15" as shown.

Cut out blue star field from two American Flag vellum sheets. Cut into two pieces as shown (smaller piece measures approximately 1 1/4" x 6 1/4" x 4 1/4" x 7 1/4").

Create a few 1/4" pleats along 6 1/4" edge of the two larger blue star pieces of vellum. Position as back skirt and attach to waist with a 7" strip of Sommes Gaffer Tape.

Cut 2 1/2" length of red and white checkered ribbon from Cajun Making Memories Ribbon and run a simple over-under stitch with red embroidery thread; pull and knot to create rosette.

Cut a 5 1/4" length of Sommes Gaffer Tape and cut two 6" lengths of burgundy ribbon from the Cajun ribbon pack. Attach ends of ribbon to adhesive side of gaffer tape. Place gaffer tape over bust, crimping the center and pressing to adhere to form. Tie ribbon in bow in back. Fold smaller piece of star field vellum and stitch rosette to smaller end as shown. Position folded vellum over bodice as show and attach to wire form with embroidery floss.

Adhere with glue the red and white glittered stars to sash, waistband, back skirt corners, and front skirt strips.

Cut a 2 1/4" x 4" strip of red and white striped section of vellum. Overlap edges of short end 1/4" and tack with thin strip of Sommes Gaffer Tape. Create peaks of crown by cutting symmetrical large, medium and smaller points. Use ultra fine tip with glue to create flourishes; glitter with antique silver fine glass glitter. Embellish crown tips with Adhesive Rhinestones - Neopolitan.

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