I recently took part in a contest put on by Klutz publications for their new book Paper Fashions Fantasy. First let me say I LOVE this book! It’s something I would have picked up and bought for myself. I love making art paper dolls and I also like using templates to add wings, hats, etc to collage and stamped art pieces so this book was right up my alley. It has plastic templates you trace and cut out to make clothing for fairies, princesses, witches, etc, lots of different dresses, shoes, hats, wings, anything you can think of. Plus it comes with a bunch of great papers, ribbons, beads, sequins, tiny hangers and glitter glue. There are also lots of wonderful ideas to copy or to get you going on your own ideas. It’s a wonderful book for kids but also for us adults who love to play with paper too
For my projects I was inspired by my favorite princess, Snow White. It’s the first movie I remember seeing in the movie theater when I was really little. So I wanted to recreate Snow’s outfit as well as the Evil Queen, she’s one of the best dressed Disney villains (next too Cruella Deville :)) and I was so happy to find I was easily able to use the templates, papers and embellishments in this book to make my versions of those iconic outfits, I think they turned out so cute and they were so much fun to make. I’ll definitely be using this book for more creations in the future!
Visit the Klutz website for more info on this fun book and many others.
By Heather Holbrook