Pattern Paper Mache

Buck thinks I've finally lost my mind. When I start crafting, he always asks "What are you makin' now?" When he saw all the ripped up patterns, glue and styrofoam, he knew somethin' was up.

I've had this idea for a while, and finally had a few moments to try it out. I googled Paper Mache dolls and found this tutorial. I altered it a bit, and decided to use the vintage patterns I've been accumulating for a project like this.


Pattern tissue is a great consistency to use for paper mache. I used wallpaper paste which is the easiest because it already comes in a big tub. I was going to make some clothes and a hat for her, but I kinda like the rickrack and button over the pattern paper.

Yeah, I've probably lost my mind. In the meantime, she's gonna sit by my sewing machine. I like her. Next up...glitter houses.....heh..heh..heh....

13 comments:

loulou said...

you rock, groova! she is so so cool. me and prairie want to make one. we just might! and bring on the glitta houses!!! xxx

Cammy said...

I wish that I'd lose my mind and gain yours :) This is so funky!

Hanna said...

wow, she is so cute!

June said...

She's lovely and can serve quite well as your sewing machine muse. I've been going through old magazine crafting articles I've been stockpiling and glitter houses is one of the projects I'd like to try sometime, too--no time soon though as my "wanna do" list is way out of control.

Anonymous said...

Love this doll!!!!! You did a beautiful job. Keep up the good work. Nancylea

ljo said...

She is so pretty! Do you mind me asking what brand wallpaper paste you used? I tried paper mache a while ago, but I never could figure out the glue aspect. Thanks!

primdollie said...

Oh love her!!! she's adorable and very nicely done and great way to use up those old patterns!!! awesome!!!Hugs Linda

lyn said...

She's beautiful !
: )

ninaclock said...

I have an angel made like this, over 20 years old, that has graced the top of my family's christmas tree for as long as I can remember. How lovely to see another!

Jen said...

Just a wonderful doll!! So cute!! And hey, I've sent you a few emails so hopefully you're getting them! :D Please let me know about the details!! :D :D :D

bazeblog said...

i LOVE this pattern girl! boy do i have a lot to catch up on your site -- i've been a bad blog-watcher... so much inspiration waiting to happen here!

charlotta-love said...

I think I like your site so much because you just say "hmm...maybe I'll do this..." and it looks beautiful. Your creative juices are far from running dry.

CMG said...

The paper mache doll is so adorable and creative! Good for you! Love the rest of your site. The heart house boxes are too cute!!

Christine