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« on: January 14, 2010 08:34:12 PM »

I made decoupaged elephants!  They feel Anthropology-esque.  But I haven't been to their store in a LONG time. They are made of ceramic and each one used three sheets of scrapbook paper.  And mod podge of course.  They're sweet and happy and about half the size of a fat large cat.  Oh!  And the elephants were 12.99 each at Marshalls.

Here they are completed:

And before (they were already pretty cute)

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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2010 09:51:43 PM »

Those are really neat! I need to keep an eye out for things like that. I never seem to be able to look at something and say "Oh! I should make that into this!" until later, when its gone. I need to sharpen my crafting eye.
I love the pattern of paper you picked for them!

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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2010 04:50:02 AM »

They are much cuter afterwards!  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2010 06:18:09 AM »

I love the papers you picked!
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2010 07:03:09 AM »

I definitely like yours better than the black ones!!  Cute idea for anything that is plain!

« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2010 12:53:20 AM »

Thanks so much!   Smiley  And the papers were from hobby lobby- in the clearance bin.
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2010 12:56:08 PM »

Love them!
How did you get the paper to be so smooth especially in all the grooves?

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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2010 12:10:08 AM »

Holy moly I love these! They were cute before but the paper makes them so much more interesting! Wonderful paper choice too! Haha you have me looking around my apartment for things to decoupage Tongue

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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2010 06:13:20 AM »

Love them!
How did you get the paper to be so smooth especially in all the grooves?

Thanks everyone! 

And clarahara- its smoother, but I'd be lying if I told you it was super smooth.  Fortunately it really only shows close up.  Next project like this, I'd probably spackle and sand first, but I couldn't wait for all that, LOL.  The paper was fairly thick which helped wih the grooves.  And then I just treated it like fabric, making little darts where needed and adding little cuts to the edges to help it around the curves.
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