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« on: July 23, 2011 09:38:32 PM »

My newest obsession is making paper people. I was looking through some crafting books at B&N the other day (I had about 15 books with me in the kid section while my daughter was looking at books). I had a stack of books I liked, but for some reason I kept coming back to this one.

Collage Couture by Julie Nutting

So, I gave in and bought it. Not my typical form of crafting, but it looked really interesting. I also really liked a lot of the backgrounds in the book.

I jumped right into the book when I got home, and this is what I came up with in the first couple hours.




By the way, I am just learning to draw. I have decided to stop saying I can't draw, because since I have started trying, I keep surprising myself.

I attempted eyes, mouths, and faces, but I really need more practice!


I did have fun with these though!

Not the best picture. The one on the far left was suppose to resemble a cowgirl outfit, but I couldn't figure out how to do the boots. Might just have to find a pair in a magazine and collage them on.

And here is my first complete paper person!

She needs a name (suggestions welcome!), but I love her already. She is about 9" tall, made up of book pages, and scraps of scrapbook paper.

My MIL loved my paper lady so much she requested a paper lady. A 40" paper lady. Oh boy.

Getting the proportions right took a bit of finagling, but I got it.


Here she is just about finished.


This is where she will live. I still need to get her some shoes, and maybe trim her calves down (MIL thinks they are a bit to big). But we love her as well!!

Thanks for looking Smiley Have a great day!
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2011 11:22:50 PM »

that is so cute. What a great way to use scrap paper!
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2011 11:33:23 PM »

This is great! I love the first outlines of the bodies you did Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2011 01:12:58 AM »

Love your paper ladies.  What a great idea - and your drawing is way better than mine.  As for a name - you could call her Paige.
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2011 03:39:02 AM »

What a wonderful idea, and great drawings! She looks fabulous up there on the wall.

Hmm, I wonder if my niece would like a cute paper version of her for her wall? Wink
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2011 01:28:12 PM »

Thank you everyone!

Elderflower- I love the name Paige! Super cute. I might have to make a cowgirl one and name her Paige though because the woman that is teaching my daughter to ride is named Paige. As for the drawing abilities, just keep practicing! I have decided drawing is like math. You grow up thinking you can't do it because you were forced to learn it in ways that had no meaning to you. But once you realize that, say you love cooking, and that cooking is full of math, all of a sudden it makes sense.

Both math and drawing turned out to be like that for me. Once I dumped the idea that I can't do it and decided to try, wonders of wonders, it turned out I am not to shabby at either. But I still need to practice, which is of course loads of fun Smiley

Phizzychick- That is a really cute idea. Kind of like a paper version of an American Girl. One of the ideas in the book is to make a little book for a little girl, fill it with cute outfits in her favorite color, and give her a doll to dress. We may end up doing that for a few girls we know.

I have already made another one, this time in shades of black and white. I love her! Hubby has the camera (he is out mountain biking), so I will take pictures tonight. Might just have a few more in finished or in the works by then...
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2011 09:10:52 AM »

I love your paper girls! I was just looking at this book on Amazon the other day and it looks great. What a fun, artsy obsession!
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2011 09:35:49 PM »

So lovely Cheesy I will have to try something similar for all the girls in my life Wink
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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2011 07:45:17 AM »

Such a wonderful idea!  And nope - you're not allowed to say "I can't draw" anymore, because it's clearly not true!
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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2011 10:06:49 AM »

Thanks! Now that my on-line college classes are done, I hope to get back to my paper people- and drawing!
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