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Topic: The Virgin of Guadalupe -- IN PIPE CLEANERS! Blasphemy or awesomeness?  (Read 17085 times)
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« on: June 02, 2006 10:57:20 AM »

Ok, so this is my first challenge and I think it's pretty cool, but I made it, so what else am I going to think? Here she is in all her completed glory:

So, the items from the list that I used in creating this, um, thing are as follows:
 -- pipe cleaners (both regular AND sparkly)
 -- popsicle sticks
 -- dried pasta
along with additional crafty goods like tissue paper, glitter, sequins, decoupage, glue gun, etc. Here's a picture of some (but not all) of those items:

I should have taken some making of pictures, but I, um, didn't.

Ok, so here's the deets on what Our Lady is made of -- The Virgin is comprised mostly of pipe cleaners (she has a  popsicle stick bod, though), as is the crescent moon upon which she stands and the angel underneath. Her hair is embroidery thread and her dress and mantle are made out of tissue paper drenched in decoupage glue and then accented with sparkly pipe cleaners and glitter. Her shrine is made out of popsicle sticks:

I decoupaged the inside with tissue paper and then painted the background. The yellow parts are actually covered in glow-in-the-dark paint, so in real life it looks super-holy at night, but it didn't show up that well in a photo. Oh well. The roses that go around the opening are dried campanelle pasta, sparkly pipe cleaners and these little sequin leaf thingys I had lying around. So there you go, um,  I think that's about it. Here's some detail pics:

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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2006 11:03:40 AM »

That is definitely cool.  You did an amazing job.  And so creative!
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2006 11:05:20 AM »

There are a lot of Mexican people where I live, and I've seen home-made Guadalupes in a variety of media... my favorite was the one done with what I think were Sharpie pens on an old CD and hung off a rear view mirror... so I say it's not blasphemy, it's definitely awesomeness!  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2006 11:07:59 AM »

Oh. My. God. I love it, it's supercalifragilisticexpialidociously awesome.

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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2006 11:35:07 AM »

I'm am going bookmark this and try out your technique for making roses on a shrine. Fan-tab-u-lous!!

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2006 11:59:29 AM »


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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2006 12:01:40 PM »

Blasphemous or awesome?

Definitely awesome.

« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2006 12:03:27 PM »

that is just awesome! i have never seen pasta, popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners look so good.

« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2006 01:02:26 PM »

that's wicked cool.  i love the little tyke with the open arms and the use of sequined leafing.  nice to know someone else has that lying around the house too.  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2006 01:03:05 PM »

cool - Selkie

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