So on my work desk is an empty cup of tea.... where's a good tea making fairy when you need one?? Also there is the pile of freshly cut golden dress forms ready to be turned into Yellow Pages fairies!! Looking at my green mat I think a new one could be top of my Christmas list... it is looking decidedly grim with ink and cut marks!
So Neet asked if there was a tutorial for making the Yellow Page dress forms and as I have 9 of them to make I thought I might as well document it so if anyone wants to have a play, they can!!
Yellow Pages Fairy Dress Form
You will need:
to 'borrow' a copy of the Yellow Pages from somewhere.
a Tim Holtz Sewing Room Die
a butterfly die
a glue stick
Inks or metallic felt tip pen
Grab your Yellow Pages and cut strips about 3” wide from your chosen pages. Do not feel bad about the Yellow Pages, this is a form of recycling... you Google everything you want to know anyways!!
If you are making one fairy you will need about 25-30 Yellow Page forms and one chipboard base form. I found that about 10 forms of the Yellow Pages can be cut at once without any problem at all.
Cover chipboard base with your chosen paper... I used a piece of the Yellow Pages for my original one because you really aren’t going to see very much of it. If you use a glue stick and stick the paper to the chipboard and then put it through the Cuttlebug you get a perfect cut out already papered... you can choose to cut both individually and faff about getting it on their perfectly if you wish but I have 9 of these to make...
Cut the stand and the little nob at the top off of your paper dress forms leaving yourself with a torso. oooh, that sounds all CSI and grim...
Take a slurp of your Capuccino Mocha and tell yourself that a few hundred of these dress forms will be a piece of cake (go get yourself a piece of cake if it helps and whilst you are in the kitchen get me a piece too)!
I tried inking the edges and it was a bit hit or miss.... the paper is very thin so I opted to using a copper marker and drawing around the edge of the forms.... all of them... (then take a painkiller because your tendonitis is really giving you jip at this point)...
Once you have your lovely little pile of outlined forms you can start!!
Fold each one in half longways...
Get your glue stick and take the first YP form... run glue stick along the straight edge... not too wide or your pages will glue together and that is not the look we are going for...
Put next form on top and then glue stick that along the straight edge... and keep going until you have done all of them... you will find that you have excess glue stickiness along the border and this is good... it helps to hold it all in place.
Place your pile of body forms on the centre line of your chipboard form, it will sort of stay in place because of the excess glue ;)
Fold out the bottom right hand half of your pile and glue onto the chipboard form. Do the same for the left hand side and now your pile will splay out evenly. Voila!!
I used a butterfly die cut in half for wings and glittered them up a little and attached them to the back of the fairy.
You can now decorate it as you wish... a little Glimmer Mist sprayed over it adds sparkle.
You now have your Yellow Pages Fairy... and I have 8 more to make...