You will need...
Choosing a picture
Choose a simple wall picture like this one, under 12" high. This poster-like picture is not in proportion, so you may choose a larger head size or shorter body.
Making the Body
Hand tear a strip of washi paper 3/8" wide and wrap around the wire. Add more layers for thicker arms and legs.
- The body
Attach body wire to arm wire.
Cut 2 bases for shoes from washi paper.
- Shaping the shoes
Use Elmers glue to secure the base. Let it dry, then build the shoe shape.
Cut paper towels to about 5" - enough volume to shape a body. Lay in between body wires, front and back.
Paste 1" hand torn strips of washi paper and wrap around the body. After drying, cover with a least two more layers.
Making the head
Cover with several layers of Washi paper, including the neck. The torn strips should be no larger than your finger nail size.
- The head
- Attaching the neck
Trim neck down to about 1 1/2" from the head. Use awl to make a hole in the body. Put some glue in the hole and insert the neck.
Cover with body toned Washi paper or paint with water colour.