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Make-Believe: A paper dress embodiment of Blanche DuBois

Added Jul 11, 2008

by ellie-sue





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I made this for an art project in school where we had to pick a book and use it’s themes as the basis for our work.
I chose “A streetcar Named Desire” which is really great if you get a chance to read/go see/watch the video of it.
Er yeah, its made of the pages of the book sewn together. I used a random pattern from a shop in town, sorry I’ve totally forgotton it. I added the sleeves, which are the same paper with loads of tiny moths cut out of them to look like lace.
Haha it was the first dress I ever made, apart from the test one I guess. No-one’s ever worn it though because it would rip instantly.
Note: I burnt the bottom after this picture was taken.
I’ll add close-ups sometime when my cam is working.

Material Notes

Paper, masking tape, thread





Tenessee Williams

My Art Teacher?

Su Blackwell – A paper artist

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    Sep 25, 2009, 11.26 AMby Delightful Bina

    wow, this is so creative… quite a piece! I hope it didn’t get too ruined by the burn… how’d that happen?? ;op

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    Aug 11, 2008, 11.37 PMby britt-1

    Amazingly Genius. ♥

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    Jul 12, 2008, 09.51 AMby nikkiclare68

    Very, very COOL!!

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    Jul 11, 2008, 11.09 AMby rdacreations

    wow that looks amazing! great creative job.

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    Jul 11, 2008, 10.24 AMby carlatv

    Great art piece! Very creative. ;o)

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    Jul 11, 2008, 10.23 AMby camilaustral

    cool!! what did your classmates choose?? i bet this one was the best!

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    Jul 11, 2008, 08.01 AMby fabricaddict

    Very interesting! nice sleeves!

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