Saturday, August 11, 2007

Victorian Art Doll

I always thought dolls were kind of goofy..what's the point? Then I bought Somerset's Art Doll Quarterly and my whole concept changed. Wow! So, of course, I had to try to make some. I've made a couple of paperdolls, a big felted doll and a smaller felted doll. I decided to try one using a book for the skirt. I whacked a book in half, no easy task, and folded the pages to create the skirt. Then I just went to town dressing her. She was a ton of fun to make and guess what, I still have the other half of the book!

5 comments:

Cathy said...

JO! She is just too cool!! How did you ever think to put feathers in her hat?...lol Really, a cool doll. How tall is she?

Stacie said...

She's beautiful Jo- I love the colors. Looking forward to the next one now ;-)

inkybru said...

What a beautiful doll! Love the way the book makes such a full skirt.....hope you're going to share that info with us!

Patty M said...

Your doll is just fabulous. You did awesome.

Keri at Treasure Art Trends said...

Jo,
I love her! I used to make Christmas trees and Angels out of books, like you made her skirt. She is a BIG improvement over those projects.
I absolutley love all the texture on her, what a delight!