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« on: May 24, 2013 12:43:38 PM »



I found these little papier mache female body forms at Michael's a few weeks ago and picked up three or four.  I knew immediately I wanted to feature one in a shadow box.  I tissued and glued papers over a wooden IKEA shadow box and covered the inside of the box with scrapbooking paper in browns.

Then I papered the form in blues and gave her a button heart accented with foil paper.  I wanted to add something to represent flowing water, so I used the first ever singly ply homespun I created several years ago.  It wouldn't quite stay up on her neck so I made some beaded pins to hold the strands back.  I like how it made the yarn look like a cloak of water (at least to me). 



Text inside reads "after working up a sweat" and "so beautifully decorated."

The pages on the outside were from a book on the history of household things like toilets, toasters, ink pens, etc. There's also some random ephemera.




I wanted it to capture the feeling of self-care and of a relaxing escape. 



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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013 07:40:22 PM »

Very nice! I really like the layered look that you achieved with the tissue paper. It's such a soft texture. The beads around the glass are a great detail too.
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2013 10:14:55 AM »

Thanks!  It was fun to make.  Smiley
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