Today I’ll show you Pandora in her little skirt!
The first time I went to Ottawa’s Doll Club “All Dolled Up” the artist Liz Ciesluk was showing us some of her work and she was praising this product called “Paverpol”.
Now, I had never head of this before, but I managed to find a place here in Ottawa that sells it and finally yesterday I got to play.
Marilyn did tell me that it would be messy – oh boy, was she ever right … this stuff gets everywhere!
I have played a lot with papier-mache and I love it – this paverpol kind of does the same – though I have to say that personally I’d rather have wall paper paste on my hands than this paverpol stuff.
It is basically a really heavy white glue and it feels like that and it smells like that – and the result is a piece that sets very hard!
I didn’t particularly like the green but I knew that Marilyn would ask me to crackle and age it so I figured the green would be toned down a bit!
I put the skirt on her with the help of foil and I kept going back and forth – this morning it was set and rock hard … I must say – I think she’s ready for a twirl!
Here’s a picture of her with her skirt – before I “aged” it.
And then I crackled and I aged and I sponged it with some gold paint.
Once that was done the green had indeed toned down a bit – and then I put on some trim.
I have to say, I really REALLY like when trim is put on things. Anything. Because I hate rough edges, I am a very impatient girl and I struggle until I can see that it is actually going to be a beautiful piece. I am lucky because I have seen the whole lesson for this piece and I have a pretty good idea of what she’ll look like at the end, however, there are moments when I worry that I won’t like her as much as I should!
… and then I put on the trim … and then I feel like I should be the one twirling with joy!