Friday, 2 August 2013

A little paper dog.


I was at a favourite store and saw the most delightful paper dog. It was just so sweet but for $170, I wanted to experiment and see if I could make my own version. I read a few different techniques and opted for making the dog frame from scrunched up balls of newspaper held firmly together by lots of tape. It took about an hour to make a dog shape that I was pleased with. Once finished I gave it a coat of white paint so the newspaper writing would not show through.
I thought the dog would look good on a bookshelf so used modge podge to cover the outside with old book pages. I used some pages from the golden book, Dumbo. However the pages seemed a bit heavy so I used some  red and white polka dot tissue paper to even it all out and make it nice and smooth.
Once it was all dry and complete all I did was give it a quick coat of clear varnish.


This project ended up costing me $2 for tissue paper as I had all the other supplies already. I'm pretty pleased with my cute little dog- just perfect for the library room in the new house. A room just for books, I can't wait! I do think I will try this technique again and see if I can get an even more even surface. Tissue paper was definitely easier to modge podge than the book pages and next time I think I'll just use tissue paper.
Lisa x
 p.s I'm linking up with

7 comments:

  1. This is adorable- I can't believe you made this shape yourself!

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    1. Thanks! It's actually so easy to manipulate newspaper with tape and get any shape you want. I'm thinking of trying the technique with letters too. L x

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  2. This is ridiculously adorable and looks like a patchwork soft toy! I'd be thrilled if you'd come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays: http://pinkrecipebox.com/creative-wednesdays-with-pink-recipe-box-3/

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    1. Thanks for letting me know about your link party. I'll have to link up one of my next craft projects :) L x

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  3. Happy Friday! My Friday Flash Blog linky party is live @ The Jenny Evolution – a flash mob of blogs where you share your favorite posts of the week. Hope to see you there -- you may just get highlighted next week!

    Jennifer
    thejennyevolution.com

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  4. You did a great job! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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