Back in July I was beyond thrilled that a collection of paper doll panels were published in Somerset Studio as an article. What made it all the more special, one of the first issues I read was dedicated to paperdolls and has become one of my all time favourite issues. If someone had said to me in 2009 that 7 years later, Somerset Studio would have another issue dedicated to paperdolls and I would be writing an article, I’d never have imagined that possible.
As a side note, if any of you are addicted to Prima Relics and Artifacts then you will have noticed the packaging is lovely. The packaging was perfect as the backdrops for my girls, adding a hint of stamping here and there.
This is photo heavy so I have limited the chat for each panel!The lovely part of making paper dolls is how their personalities whisper to you and fun can be had.
She is the Keeper of SecretsThey each have a title and a little story to share their personality traits.
It was fun gathering bits and pieces to help bring their character to the fore.
The elaborate feathers are pieces cut from vintage French receipt paper, the same paper I stamped their faces onto.Details added to the PaperArtsy Lynne Perrella shirt.
For each character, I merged Character Constructions stamps with PaperArtsy LPC. In my article I touch upon the fact that I had inked up those designers’ stamps as both designers either their own art or stamps, appear in the Somerset issue from 2009, the one that made me sit up and be in awe of the paper doll creations within that issue. Also, I am a huge admirer of both artists.This little birdie is from Character Constructions. As you can see, this cheeky little fella has made a home within her hat. Birdie, as this paper doll became known as, was one of my favourites to make along with her story.Another one of her feathered friends who has managed to step from outwith his cage.The Scholar…
is a variation on one made for That’s Crafty.
Knowledge is precious to her.
Wanderlust.I’ll admit to having suffered from Wanderlust at various times in my life. I like to ponder the thought of packing a bag and whizzing off somewhere. Truth be told, I am not as light a traveller as this lady!She is always prepared for an exciting jaunt.A pretty parasol in her hand.
The final one…Maybe you can relate to her, she is always chasing time!By carrying a pocket watch in each hand, she believes they will provide more hours in her day.
It’s nice to be able to organise a few blog posts, makes me feel as though I am beginning to get back into the swing of things, once I’ve made a start on visiting your own blogs I will feel as though I am “finally there!”
03 Oct 2016 13 Comments
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