Monday, March 5, 2012

Origami Lucky Stars with Chris and Buffy Vintage Dolls

Wow....2 posts in one day, and it hasn't been a real long time since I posted back in February. I am really trying to get better with keeping up with my blog.

Recently I learned of a fantastic fashion doll miniature creator, and because I did, I was able to make these really adorable miniature origami lucky stars. Normally they are made with origami paper, but I used some of my thinner scrapbook paper cut into 12" x 1/2" strips to create mine.

Aren't they adorable? I decided to use my vintage Chris and Buffy(TV show Family Affair) dolls to showcase the origami lucky stars, and I think they did a wonderful job doing so.....don't you? lol I used a small lid(can't remember what it came off of), and a small clay pot for my stars. I'm not sure what the miniature creator used in her containers, but I used air dry clay. Just a warning when using air dry clay; it will shrink some when dry. Once my clay was dry, and I had to glue it into(E6000 glue) the containers for it to stay put. I cut a small piece of yellow glitter paper to go around the small lid and added a thin blue ribbon. For the clay pot, I tied a piece of curling ribbon around the "stems" of the lucky stars and gave them a little curl with small scissors. Now...the miniature creator where I learned how to make these, used toothpicks for her stems, but I didn't have any. What I did have were bamboo skewers, and those worked just fine too. I thought about painting them, but decided to let them be in their natural state.

Two more things in case you are wondering.....I used Barbie scrapbook paper for my backdrop. I think I shared about this in a much earlier post. Love it! The flowers in the other clay pot were white originally. I painted the blue and pink ones with.....are you ready?.......Barbie nail polish. lol read that right. The Barbie nail polish was made for little girls and doesn't really work well to paint your own nails, so I was happy to discover another use for it.

I do want to give credit to the wonderful miniature artist that inspired me too. I will include links to her Facebook page and her blog. She has a couple of tutorial videos sharing how she made her origami lucky stars and a small doll sized notebook. I haven't tacked the notebook yet, but I do plan to give it a try too. If you can't create your lucky stars from just watching her video(I couldn't), then you can do a search and a lot of step by step instructions are available to help you out.

I hope you enjoyed both posts today, and I appreciate all of you stopping by to check me out.

Happy crafting and dollie playing.


1 comment:

  1. Hello from Spain: the lucky stars you did miniature you were very nice. the two dolls are adorable. Keep in touch.