Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Well what do you think of these?
I go to classes in a little on Wednesday mornings (not arty crafty), and today I had a walk into the centre and passed a charity shop and saw these.
Actually I only saw one - and the price - so I asked the window dresser to get it out for me.
It is made of paper mache.
I didn't have my reading glasses on - so just saw an orange and cream blur - and I thought I could use that to put some arty jewellery on.
It was then that I found out there were four of them -two of each style. The window dresser looked quite surprised that anyone would be interested and asked what on earth I would do with it. So I told her that I did altered art and would alter it.
She rolled her eyes - and got another one out for me to look at.
Then the one below
I chose the more curvaceous models
And paid the princely sum of £1.50 each!
It was only when I got home and had chance to have a closer look with my glasses on that I realised they are covered in what looks like genuine 1950's USA paper.
They are not the least bit dusty or dirty - and have a slight smell of perfume.
I don't think I could bear to paint them all over with Gesso or emulsion paint and alter them.
What do you think - Would you?
* Well after I had blogged this, and looked at them again 'in the flesh' I decided that I would phone up the shop, buy the other two, so that I had two to alter and two to keep. Foiled - the other two had been sold. I could kick myself!*
They are so gorgeous and have a wooden looking patina to them, and I just could not bear to paint them - I love them just as they are. So I might protect them with varnish, and use them as display - and I can always throw a bit of material over them if they clash with whatever I am going to display