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Finishing touches to one of the 'Twelve Drummers Drumming'.<br />
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House of Card - Artist Denise Watson has rendered the Twelve days of Xmas in life size paper figures at the National Trust's Uppark House in West Sussex.<br />
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Denise Watson has dressed twelve plain shop mannequins in clothes, shoes, hair and jewellery made from newspaper, card and paper tablecloths - even the drummers' drums are made from paper.<br />
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She started creating her characters for a colourful display at Uppark country house, near Petersfield, Hants, back in August and the figures have now gone on display.<br />
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Denise, of Delicarta, also created Victorian-style 2D puppets entirely from paper to make the lords a-leaping over barrels in the grand house's beer cellar.<br />
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Everything on the mannequins is painstakingly crafted from paper, including the intricate feathers and ribbons in the hair of the ladies' dancing and the soldiers' epaulettes and hat tassels.