As I thumbed through my latest Ballard Designs catalog, I saw this Newspaper Dress Giclee Print.
It is a reproduction of a work by Denise Fiedler. Very eye-catching but very pricey at $299. I thought surely I can recreate this. I decided to do a smaller version for now as I have no canvas.
First, I scanned the image and resized it to fit the 25 cent thrift store plaque I had. I cut out the pieces of the image- the sleeves, the strips of the skirt, the belt, etc. and used them to trace pages out of a magazine (for the white part of the paper) and this old dictionary.
I didn’t want to make mine exactly like the original (that would be too much like cheating) so I made mine with a plaid collar and black where the buttons go down the front. I also used a slightly different shaped letter “O” for my belt buckle.
What do you think?
I put my mini version on a little stand.
Here it is in my livingroom.
After doing that one, I was inspired to make one of my own design.
This project took me back to when I was younger and made all kinds of collages from magazines and photos.
I just found a dress template online, cut it out into its individual pieces and traced the shapes onto my Harper’s Bazaar. I cut them out and glued them down to cardstock. I decided to frame this one.
These were so fun to make, kind of like making paper dolls. The best part is how inexpensive this was to do.
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