Wine Cap Party Dress

winecap dress 005I was digging through my shoe box of wine caps and messing around with the lead foil. It’s like doing flat sculpture. I manipulate it until it reminds me of something and then go with that idea. I do wash my hands a lot after playing with that stuff. And I had this 5×7 canvas–the perfect size for the silver dress. I am especially pleased with the round cap border wrap. Makes me want to do a whole wardrobe of foil outfits and accessories. With scalloped borders. I loved paper dolls as a kid too.

Winecap Dinosaur

dinosaurFor years I’ve saved the lead wrapping on wine bottles because it’s so much fun to fold, tear, and make pictures with. Sometimes when you are limited to just a small bit of material to make something with, it’s easier to create and it’s fun and relaxing. Kind of like doodling.

There was a restaurant we used to go to that had a picture on the wall I really liked–just the flat image of a black dress made up of flattened pieces of wine bottle wraps. I loved that piece and always wanted to make one like it. But have I? Nope. Now MUST though, right? Thanks for motivating me! The challenge, of course, will be to find my stash of wine cap wrappings…somewhere in our scary attic.

Which reminds me–many, many years ago when our house was being painted, Scott, the painter, had to go into the attic to reach a window. When he came downstairs he said, “I have two words for you, Jodi: DUMP STER!