I was preparing some jewelry for a local art exhibition for last Easter, but I hadn’t been happy with the previous way my work had been displayed.
This time I was very excited to find through Pinterest, a diagram for making cardboard busts. Unfortunately the website didn’t give suitable dimensions to copy from so I had to ask my husband to use his better drawing skills to create a freehand copy that I could work from.
It was trial and error to get the size right but it worked on my practice (but slightly flimsy) cardboard!
I went to an art shop and told the lovely lady what my plans were and she said the cardboard I had my hands on was exactly what I needed and that other’s have used it for similar projects.
Because I wasn’t going to be at the exhibition the whole time to keep an eye on the stability of it all, I added a little tab behind the bust so that I could secure it with blue tack to the table.
The whole look of my display was fantastic and I received a lot of positive feedback, and two sales!
Even better, at the end of the exhibition all I needed to do was undo the string at the back and I can store the busts on top of each other. They tuck away nicely on my shelf until next time.