July 7, 2010

My First Paper Doll

I've never created a paper doll before, so when I saw this swap from my Marie group, I decided to take the challenge. I'm really proud of how my doll turned out for my partner Lillian. I hope she loves it as well. If you would like to see the beautiful doll that Lillian made for me, be sure to click on her name above to go directly to her blog post.

The doll is double sided and is basically the same on both sides.

The bottom of the dress was all sewn by hand (except for the flowers). First, I sewed the lace onto the bottom of the dress and added some beads along with it for a little extra pizazz. I mean come on, it is Marie after all. Next, I sewed some larger pieces onto her skirt to add layers and drapes.

After I finished the skirt part of the dress, I glued them together and clipped it with clothes pins so it could dry good and tight.

More lace was added at the waist by gluing it to that part of the paper doll. The doll was layered with thick postcard type card stock to add strength to the doll.

Like I said in my last post, I am getting obsessed with sewing on lace and beads to my artwork. I'll be getting the sewing machine out soon and am determined to add it as another appendage to my body, along with my camera and computer.

Enjoy your day, thanks for visiting and a huge thanks to Rella for this fab swap and for helping me to grow as an artist!


zandra said...

Wow, she looks so pretty. Great job.

Sherry said...

Your paper doll is fab!! I love all the detail you've put on, especially the layered lace skirt. I bet your swap partner will love it.

Janet Ghio said...

Hi Rhonda-your Marie paper doll is wonderful!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, she is beautiful..I bet it was fun also, I sure liked playing with paper dolls when I was young. I would get lost in my own imagination.


debi said...

Rhonda, your paper doll is beautiful! I love the way you did the lace on the skirt...sooo pretty!

Terri said...

Rhonda, your first paper doll is wonderful! I love the colors you chose and I especially love her pretty headdress.

Roxie said...

Rhonda, your FIRST paperdoll? No way! I don't believe you. LOL
She is gorgeous! You did an amazing job and I bet you had so much fun. I find it hard to stop adding stuff and to just say I'm done. LOL
She's perfect, great job!

Marcie said...

Oh, she IS lovely!

Terri said...

Pretty paper doll, Rhonda...and I especially like how the skirt turned out...what a lovely job you did on your first doll!

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Kathy said...

You make everything look wonderful. Makes me want to make a paper doll, maybe a paper witch? Or a paper ghost? ~boo