Anyway on Sunday I went into Domaynes and bought these cute little grenadiers brooches for $12 each -thought I would put it in her Christmas gift-then as I was leaving I saw they had put the brooch on a dress form.
Good idea I thought -till I checked out the price $140 for the dress form-FORGET IT so off to Fred's I went to buy a dress form there.
One dress form from Fred's $17.
1 Grenadier brooch $12
I put some old book pages and music paper on form with modge podge .Then I painted it with clear crackle paint.when dried glazed it in dark brown .Then I used linseed oil and paint to re glaze it .Stuck some old lace and a doiley on it and there you go.
Similar idea but better price,
So now I am keeping this one and will be making another one for my mother in law-ha ha
Close up of pins and doiley