Monday, August 22, 2011

Paper Bride Part 1

~ Paper Bride Part I ~
the boat train

I have to say the part of this project that was the most fun for me was creating the water like paper train with pop up fishing boat.  I wasn't at all sure if I could manipulate the heavy paper of the charts to make convincing waves.  

Wave by wave I began scrunching and folding the chart being very careful not to capsize the boat.

I have to say I had to do a wee bit of reinforcing to keep the boat afloat.  Very thin strips of card stock are glued to the back for support and rigid strength.

The paper train flows behind the bride like ocean waves.  I hope she catches one.

Friday, August 12, 2011

The paper bride

~ The Paper Bride ~

A little while ago a few of us hutch minds were discussing ideas about story telling  and in particular the story of our company's original inspiration "Elsa".  She was the grandmother of our company founders Krys and Suzanne and a seamstress of dresses, gowns, and just about anything she could think up.  I wanted to come up with a very special object that married her family connection to "fishing" with her passion for creating beautiful dressess.  Pictured here is the bride that I constructed out of many old nautical charts.   Being a fan of the competitive design show "Project Runway" I couldn't help but pretend I was in one of there crazy "think outside of the box" challenges.   I took many photos of this project and I'm sure there will be many posts to follow.  If you notice the cut out fishing boat casting it's net in the train of the dress,  I like to think she is trying to catch a good one.
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