Thursday, March 08, 2007

My very first paper mache creations




Thought I would take pix of the very first creations I made when I started experimenting with paper mache and crepe paper. I had found a bunch of vintage crepe paper at a charity garage sale event and decided to see what I could do with it. This was about 7 years ago. I wanted to make paper mache dolls and have the whole dress be composed of crepe paper and other vintage items. I really loved fashioning the dress and hats using techniques for working with crepe paper that I had read about in a vintage book. But, they never sold when I listed them on Ebay, and I realized they used a lot of crepe paper. It was going to be hard to find gift boxes for them too. They are pretty big. So that led me to my pixies eventually. There is one other that I couldn't take a pic of, because my mom has it. It has a bunny head, but otherwise is very similar to these. The lady on the bottom is a little bit damaged, as my kitty Tigger nibble on some of the petals- bad kitty! Would love to know what you think of them.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my!!!!! Those are the prettiest ladies!!!! Are they still up for adoption?
dawn
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Gypsy Purple said...

Oh wow..they are so lovely...thanks for showing them

jenny holiday said...

LAURIE!!!!

Ohhhh myyyy!! I just about fell out of my chair!! How incredible these are!! you never told me about them!! WOW!! Ohh I am just floored by the details! Amazing!! The costumes!! WOW!! Truly fabulous!! So talented!!!

BRAVO!!! BRAVO!!
xoxo Jenny

me said...

i still love these!! there is something so uniquely you about all of these!! love love love

Rosemary said...

wow, they are wonderful! I can't believe someone didn't snatch these up on ebay!Rosemary

FrenchGardenHouse said...

These are amazing, I love them. Do you sell them somewhere????

Lidy

Ulla said...

Fabulous! Love all the vintage crepe!!!

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