It’s 67 centimeters long and 26 centimeters wide.
I cut it 5 x of 160gsm paper, glue the sheets exactly on another and covered it all with one layer of vellum.
Then I glued a wooden stick behind it and fixed the light with 20 LEDs.
I was thrilled when I heard the material for the next round was paper. I hoard paper about as much as I hoard fabrics. I thought of a few ideas but because my daughter’s birthday is approaching and she has no concept of time, I decided to make her a birthday countdown so she might stop asking me how many more days until her birthday. I’d been saving this old cabinet door I bought for a $1 at a flea market and
decided to use it for my birthday countdown. I had to clean it first. Boy was it dirty. Then I painted it pink. I picked out 4 different black printed scrap papers to make a border (I love it when I’m able to go to my scrap heap). I Mod Podged it and then added a lighter pink stencil design to make it look a little more regal. I made paper triangles with the number of days until her birthday attached to black string with tiny little pink clothes pins. When a day goes by, we flip a triangle over and reattach it to the clothespin. I made a paper pinwheel to add to the corner and attached ribbon at the top so I’d be able to hang it up. It went from an old cabinet door to a birthday countdown fit for a princess.
I wore out my paper punch on the dress on the left. Each butterfly was hand placed and glued. I made a paper flower for the belt by cutting out and shaping each petal. I made a small paper purse to match.
The middle dress has several paper layers for the skirt, and a little bit of tulle. I paper mached the bodice on and added braided tulle for the belt. This dress was accessorized with a homemade ‘pearl’ necklace.
The right dress was made by layering A LOT of leaves I punched out and gluing each one in place. This bodice is also paper mache. I added a bright necklace to match.
When the dresses were done, I made a storefront complete with a paper banner that says ‘Boutique’.
The child in me had a lot of fun dressing up the dress forms!