The 2nd Embroidered Paper Doll & the 1st in a series of DIVAS Paper Dolls
From her glossy black wig (adorned with a brass scarab and gold beads) to the jewelled cuffs that decorate her arms and wrists, cleopatra makes no secret of the fact that she's a DIVA. The jewelled and charmed yoke of her dress leads down to a bodice that's laced with gold bindings. Her low-slung skirt is heavily decorated with even more jewels and gold.
Please note that Cleopatra has a choice of 2 outfits... the second is a bright, sparkly retro-Mod mini-dress (see photo below).
AVERAGE RETAIL PRICE: $11.00US ($10.00CAN) Your chartpack includes a Paper Doll Character print for your stand-up doll; a Brass Ankh charm and a Brass Scarab charm
DESIGN DETAILS... Your Embroidered Paper Doll's bedroom is very simple (to focus all attention on her clothing) but, if you like, you could decorate her walls and furniture. When you first meet, she will be wearing a pretty blush and a short, black slip. However, by the time you've finished stitching, she will have 2 complete outfits to play with... a fabulous Cleopatra costume and a retro Op Art-inspired mini-dress.
AREAS OF EMBELLISHMENT:
CLEOPATRA'S WIG... Mill Hill Seed Beads 00557 (Gold) and a Brass Scarab charm (included in chartpack) CLEOPATRA'S DRESS... Kreinik #4 Braid 071 (Misty Gold), Mill Seed Beads 00557 (Gold), 02038 (Brilliant Copper) and 02088 (Opal Capri) and Brass Ankh charm (included in chartpack). RETRO MINI-DRESS... Kreinik #4 Braid 071 (Misty Gold)
FABRIC FOR MODEL: 1 9" x 12" sheet of 14-count Antique Brown Perforated Paper from Mill Hill
DESIGN AREA: CLEOPATRA'S DRESS... approx. 7 1/4"H x 4"W; CLEOPATRA'S WIG... approx. 1 1/2"H x 1 1/2"W; MOD/RETRO MINI-DRESS... approx. 3 1/2"H x 2 1/2"W
MATERIALS LIST: 1 SKEIN EACH... DMC 310 (Black)/DMC 317 (Steel Grey)/DMC 318 (Granite Grey)/DMC 413 (Iron Grey)/DMC 640 (Green Grey)/DMC 950 (Beige)/DMC 995 (Caribbean Blue)/DMC 3032 (Dark Antique Silver)/DMC 3772 (Rosy Tan)/DMC 3809 (Deep Turquoise)/DMC 3830 (Red Terracotta)/DMC 3846 (Light Turquoise)/DMC 3865 (Winter White)/DMC 35200 (Snow White Rayon)/CRESCENT COLOURS Toasted Marshmallow*/KREINIK Blending Filament 032 (Pearl)/KREINIK: #4 Braid 071 (Misty Gold)/MILL HILL: 00557 (Gold Seed Bead)/MILL HILL: 02038 (Brilliant Copper Seed Bead)/MILL HILL: 02088 (Opal Capri Seed Bead)/Brass Ankh & Scarab charms are included in your chartpack/*If you prefer, you could replace the Crescent Colours stitches with DMC 3865
YOU WILL ALSO NEED... Cardboard for your stand-up doll (save the packaging from your Perforated Paper)/A 6” x 1/2” strip of magnetic sheeting (either cut from a roll or use the magnetic back of a business card - available at office supply and craft shops)/Ordinary glue stick
If you'd like to see how the first Embroidered Paper Doll design was developed, please click here.
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