Cavallini Poster Upcycle

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Cavellini Poster Upcycle

Cavallini Posters are so vibrant and fun!  You can use them as posters or gift wrap and I think they are a cool craft material.  In the past, I used this sheet of Cavallini paper.

z blog cavelini doll

This Cavallini poster is discontinued, but you can still find it at garage sales and the occasional Etsy or Ebay shop.

former cavalinni

Years ago I transformed the individual desserts into paper dolls that could hang on the wall or sit on a shelf.  This is a photo of my stuff on a shelf at Sunrose Gallery in 2006 and the little Cavallini doll sat there so sweetly!

When I came across the discontinued poster I had to buy it and this time I was inspired to make more dolls, but use them as features in a collage.

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Cavellini Poster Upcycle

I love whimsical sayings and fortunately there are lots of folks who like them too! The shape of the dessert definitely says “hips” after paper doll legs and arms are attached.  I used a magazine image for the face and made a silver scrapbook paper crown for a touch of whimsy.

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The saying for this collage was inspired by the self inflicted deaths of two celebrities lately.  Life doesn’t always FEEL delicious, but it is very precious and fragile.  I have discovered the pain I endure makes me have more depth spiritually and emotionally.  When I endure horrible circumstances and pain it changes me, it crushes pride (which is a good thing!)  and increases my dependence on my Heavenly Father.  I have had my share of dark days, even so, life is delicious!

After I made my two collages I was curious if anyone in Goggle-land had repurposed the Cavallini poster and I actually found a website that had not only repurposed them, but were offering them as a free printable.

Freubels-freebies.blogspot.com….click on the photo and it will take you there!

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Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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