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« on: October 06, 2005 01:51:47 PM »

Meet my entry for the El Cheapo challenge.  Ms. "Free"da Cheapetta.

I have been wanting to make a paper mache mask like the ones on the paper mache website found here:   http://www.papiermache.co.uk/exec/cms-documents/s-tutorials/p-view/id-5/.

I made her from a milk jug that I papermached a little newspaper to.  Then I cut out all the "Free" words from the ads in the Sunday paper and the mail for the week and decoupaged them to Freeda's face.  Next I went on a scavenger hunt around the house for discarded items and kid debris.  I hit the jackpot in the "lost" box I keep by the dryer.  A broken pokeball key chain made a lovely earring and the nose ring was from some article of clothing.   Her shades were castoffs from the Garfield movie.  My daughter's Hawaiian bracelet from Jimmy Buffet day is her new headband.  Her hair is an assortment of twist ties and pop can thingies.  Her "mouth" is a lost water bomb threaded through a bread bag doo dad.  I needed to make her a little wider so I added the pop lid/straw "ears".

Hope you like her!  My family is now seriously concerned that I have lost it.  Oh well, at least I have Freeda to talk to!

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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2005 02:26:08 PM »

I must say I am at a loss for words. It looks like making Freeda was lots of fun.

BUT, please alert the authorities should Freeda start talking back to you.*

*note to other craftsters: I am not trying to be mean to gingerquilts. I have known her for many years, and just want to make sure she gets help if so needed.

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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2005 02:27:51 PM »

Man, I can alrealdy tell that voting for this challenge is going to be hard.

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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2005 03:28:51 PM »

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  not only is it cool, it also has puns!

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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2005 03:53:35 PM »

That's awesome
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2005 04:11:02 PM »

I love it!  You're giving me an idea for a future collage...

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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2005 08:53:18 AM »

Hee-hee.  I don't know what else to say.  Very funny, very creative.  I think you get the prize for most unique entry for sure.  Roll Eyes
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2005 09:16:19 AM »

she's hot!  i really love all the 'free's.'  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2005 04:33:54 PM »

Wow.  I'm so in awe I am at a loss for words.

« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2005 07:13:03 AM »

Thanks for your comments everyone!

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