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The Queen of Cards

A few posts ago I posted an outtake from Lois McE‘s (S6) ‘Queen of Cards‘ dress. The dress was made using a variety of different techniques including paper folding, papier mache and acrylic painting. The piece was created for her SQA Higher Design unit, in which she had scored close to top marks.

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The dress was created by wrapping cling film around a mannequin form, this was then layered with PVA Glue and paper towels. This was layered around 3-4 times and left to dry out. The papier mache body was then carefully removed and cut from the form and painted with acrylics, a small brush and a very steady hand. The neck piece was created by corrigating cartridge paper (3 x A1 sheets) and they were glued onto a cardboard hoop shape that is hidden underneath. Lace was then added to the ruff and to the sleeve holes. Lois taught herself to make the origami form using Pinterest and Youtube. These were then repeated, layered and glued to form the skirt pattern.

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I Fold

Aaron C (S3, OLSP High) likes to make origami creatures in his spare time. It’s a skill that takes a lot of patience and is held in high regard in Japan, it’s country of origin. There are a number of distinct things that can be made with a single piece of square paper, the most famous is probably the crane which Aaron shows above. If you’d like to make your own Origami Crane you can follow the You Tube video below: