Friday, January 27, 2012

Papier Marie

Remember how I said that I wanted to try doing portraits using papers, book pages, instead of fabric? This is what I meant....

What do you think? I used a page from an old music book for the background, white drawing paper for her flesh and the rest are pages from different books. The illustrations are from a book also. I used red colored pencil, black charcoal pencil and glitter in her hair. I'm probably going to mount her to a sturdier piece of paper because the music sheet is rather delicate.

I'm going to keep exploring this form, but only in addition to the fabric portraits I make. I had fun creating this. Let me know what you think.



  1. What a great idea, I love the use of different papers (even though it's not fabric!). Have a great weekend! E x

  2. Thank you, Emma! It was a nice break from needle and thread. I'm ready to start poking myself in the finger once again!


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