My daughter bought me a Paverpol kit for my birthday, and have at last got around to using it. I knew what I wanted to do ever since I made my first Paverpol figurine a few months ago, as I knew we had an old shoe (or cobbler's) last in the garage.
|First stage now complete - She just needs painting now|
and this is some photos of the various stages of getting there:
|The basic shape that came with the kit|
|Bulking out the shape with foil|
|First wrap with Paverpol|
|Experimenting with the shape of the wings I made|
|Almost done and sitting drying|
Amazing what you can do with a bit of wire, some tin foil, some old T-shirt and some gauze swabs! For the dress I cut out a vague leaf pattern in cardboard, and then roughly cut the shapes out of a cotton jumper. Top of her skirt is an old honeycomb material dishcloth. Wings are fashioned from florists wire wrapped with tape and a piece of gauze swab, I pinched from my husband's dressing pack! Hair is twists of torn paverpol cotton squares, twisted into ringlets.
I am thinking I will turn her into an autumnal fairy - and paint her in bronze, gold and greens, as her skirt is "leaves".
....... so watch this space for the finished painted piece.