Friday, June 26, 2009

Mixed Media Monday 'Paper Doll'


This week's theme for mixed media Monday is dolls. I decided to follow the path of paper dolls and ended up googling some images. I found this lovely old book of an Esther Williams paper doll and decided to make my own version of the front cover with one of my girls. I used to love paper dolls as a child and I really love the old 1950's women. They were so curvy and real. Which is a lovely breath of fresh air compared to the women of today who are 'perfect'.
I have put the picture in that I found which inspired me so you can see where I'm coming from. I created a new lady who I have name 'Lily' I think I'll be seeing more of her too! The materials used for this one were acrylic paint, coloured pencils and pen. I painted the background and stamped some bubble shapes on with some jelly molds I found in the kitchen, then I painted and coloured the ladies separately and stuck them on. I'm quite pleased with how she turned out!

13 comments:

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I remember having so much fun with paperdolls! Life was so simple back then ♥
Oh, and I answered your question on my blog about the ATCs :)
Have a super weekend!!
Darla

Diane said...

This is gorgeous, Nicola - I loved paper dolls as a child too! Diane

indybev said...

I was never enamoured of paper dolls as a child, but I'm enchanted by yours as an adult!!! Nice work.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Nicola, your artwork is totally awesome...your dolls are so beautiful...amazing work you create...wow!

Barbara Hagerty said...

I LOVE your paper doll! I was a huge paper doll fan as a child, but couldn't cut straight at all! Now I still love paper dolls, and I love to cut out all the meticulous little details, as well. Your colorful Lily is wonderful! Are you thinking of making outfits for her, too?

Sandy said...

OMG Nicola your painting dolls are unbelievable.
Absolutely awesome. I love it.

Anni's Art said...

Wonderful painting I also loved paper dolls as a child, and I remember Esther Williams paper doll,they were wondeful.

Lori Saul said...

Wonderful painted paper dolls- beautifully done! I remember "Betsy McCall" paperdolls that would come out in "McCalls" Magazine every month- happy memories!

Marina Huisman said...

I simply love your colorful art doll, compliments for your work

Annette Q said...

She is sooo pretty, a very glam art doll with a gorgeous hairdo!

Yvonne said...

I love your paintings, great doll

Anoosh Iqbal said...
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Anoosh Iqbal said...

Such a pretty doll. You are really good at it. I like dolls since forever. Mixed Media Doll Making. You should try it out too using these stencils. They are amazing!
http://www.amazon.com/Mixed-Media-Collage-Doll-Stencils/dp/B00IQRT4N8/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1407748209&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=Mixed+Media+Doll+Stencils

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