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We have a new anything goes challenge on the blog today and...
I've made a jointed paper art doll, using the body die along with the portrait head, the hands stamp and dies and the Misty bunches hairstyle, all jointed together with the wonderful paper brad.
I've had this gorgeous 12x12 botanical paper for a while and have been eager to use it as a theme for a doll, so I was thinking it would make a beautiful garden and then the idea of a spring/summer dress, which developed into this 3d dress with dimensional flowers adorning it.
This could be her flying or laying in flowers, it's play time now she's made, I've jointed her bunches too, so everything can move.
I've used vellum throughout, I love the sheer look over the floral patterned papers. So I layered some sticky roll onto the patterned papers before die cutting, I laid the vellum sleeves over the arms to get the sheer fabric look I was hoping for. The rest of her body I decided to add some glitter to the exposed sticky and it worked out quite lovely.
The construction of her dress took a few trial and errors, I wanted the poofy fullness but only applied it to the front, with the back section of the skirt flat, this way she can hang on a wall etc. The pleats aren't glued all the way down I just did the top section under the waistband. Her top has a similar technique, it's been adhered to the top but left loose at the bottom and tucked into the top of the skirt so she still has movement in her waist.
The tiny flowers are from an old sizzix zinnia flower which have the cutest little flowers, I then shaped and adhered each one.
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Thank you so much for stopping by,
enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend,
HuGs Kim x