Vintage dictionary pages and lots of glue...
Plus a dash of patience and sprinkle of wanting to bring an idea to life...
Can sometimes turn into mad paper fun.
I have wanted to turn one of my dress forms into a life size paper dress girl for ages.
So, in the midst of glue cravings, I plunged.
Then embellished with old I.O.O.F. medal ribbons.
I have quite a collection that Mister Lovee has gifted me over the years.
He would give them to me as a surprise, calling them commendations.
Stars and top hats and butterflies make everything better, me thinks.
So, after deciding to attempt to bring a paper dress like my ballerinas wear, to life...
I got busy, gluing and layering, and gluing some more.
Until a full paper dress came to life.
I dolled her up here and there.
And put a pendant necklace (which I make here) on her.
All my pendants are double sided, so the sheet music side is on display today.
Ready to go out on the town ;)
I even let her wear my fave brooch.
One thing I love about working with old dictionaries is that, as you work you may see wonderful things here and there.
Like a seahorse.
Or beetles and medallions.
I hope the dreamkeeper doesn't mind sharing her hat for a little while.
I must confess.
The process was trickier than I had thought it would be.
But patience and perseverance pays off.
Even when your feet are glued to the floor and gluey paper floats about everywhere.
Thank goodness someone invented chicken wire.
I wonder what adventures she'll lead me on?
Because when you create...
One creative endeavor leads to another and then another.
Which is why it is good to try to keep the creative vibe flowing.
You never know where it might lead you?
Now I have papier mache of the brain.
What to make next?
I hear the mail truck, our daily pleasure, off for now.
I'll be back soon.
ps: This is what goes on when I am working away ;)