Fairies and Folk ATCs
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
I bought a really nice embossed repo of Kewpie. It only had one doll and several clothes. So I had to use my trusty printer and make more so that I could make many Kewpies using all the clothes. The trick here was to make them ATC size and also to give them a nice finish like the original. So they were colored by hand and then clear fingernail polish was used to give that beautiful finished shine. I took the pictures through a page protector here. Maybe that is not the best way- but you can still see all of the cute faces. Kewpies are just about MY FAVORITE childhood doll. I am very partial to the composition dolls. I only have one that I keep on my dresser. So making them into paper doll ATCs was enjoyable to me. This way I can keep them in my Paperdoll ATC collection, which is growing!
To make them fold, either the legs would swing under with a brad or the head would swing behind with a brad. Either way, they also fold to the 3.5 X 2.5 size
You can see the vintage paper doll page behind. This is called Jack Carter. His legs are held on with a brad so that it folds to the ATC size of 3.5 X 2.5
Now this was a lot of fun! I really like the old Children's Playmate magazines. The vintage paper dolls are so quaint. It reminds me of my child hood. I really enjoyed paper dolls as a young girl. I made some of my own. I wish I had some of those today. I decided it would be fun to make some ATC art dolls from some of these. This is Sarah Beth and Jack Carter. This was so fun to make that I am going to go through more of my old Children's Playmate Magazines and make some more.
One of the challenges here is to make the parts movable and also so it can fold into an ATC of 3.5" X 2.5" I really like the simple colors of these old paper dolls.
Friday, April 13, 2012
This was a challenge to make a doll from a puzzle piece or using more than one. I used three sizes of puzzles for this doll. I used a larger puzzle on the torso. I used medium to small brightly colored puzzle pieces on the legs and for her hair I used very tiny puzzle pieces. I then drew puzzle pieces on the hand painted sleeves. I then stamped "Believe" on the torso. She is bright but I like her.