Making A Mixed Media Mannequin, Part 1

Cristin Stevenson
September 3, 2018
September 11, 2017

Hello! Today I am starting a really big project. Over the month of September I am going to be transforming a plain, old mannequin bust into a sculpture! For the first video, I have embedded some "curiosities" - like tattoo needles, bolts, cords, and so forth. You can really dig through the studio (and junk drawer!) for this one.

Then I used gesso on the entire thing. Seriously, a lot of gesso.

Next up, I used matte medium to "collage" some old sketches I had lying around...

and to round it out - modeling paste and Donna Downey stencils! 

Stencils Used in this video:

Artist Gang - Cristin Stevenson - Face

Donna Downey - Heart Texture

Donna Downey - Artist Stencil

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Cristin Stevenson is a mixed media artist and teacher from Saint Joseph, Missouri. As well as creating traditional artwork, she also works for a few creative and design teams including Artistcellar, Donna Downey's Artist Gang, and Canvas Corp Brands Crew. Her artwork has been featured in UK based "Mixed Up Magazine" and the French magazine "Scrap Magazine." She also shows her work locally in First Friday/Saturday events as well as galleries.

As well as teaching online through collaborative courses, she also teaches monthly via Patreon. (