Here are some paper dolls I made back in December, 2021. It’s the kind of thing I like to do while watching TV at night.
I glue the papers (mostly magazine pages) on to a postcard-sized cardboard rectangle (I use cereal or cracker box cardboard – it’s sturdy but not bulky). Once I have finished the figure I cut out around it. Each figure is about 5.5-6″ tall.
I scanned the figures in groups to make these images. All I did was line up the figures – I didn’t arrange them or make groupings. So you might say these images catch the paper dolls in their regular life? A kind of Candid Camera thing? Visual eavesdropping, maybe. Anyway, here they are.
As a note, this entire group recently hopped on a plane (inside an envelope) and moved out to California where, at latest report, they are making new friends and settling down. Good luck to them!
Of course you know I love them. I haven’t worked on any dolls for awhile, but theses are inspirational. (K)
Thank you. I made quite a few in recent months. Now I’m in between groups. I say this because I know there will always be another one as long as I have magazines and clue and scissors.
I love these and I can see that your sewing skills are being put to a very different use in these clothing designs. What fun!
You know, I am interested in fashion just to look at it, I’m not interested in clothes for myself. So these people here, well, they are a captive audience for my fashion skills all right!
These make me smile. Thank you!
Thank you. I like making them for a lot of reasons, but mostly because they are just fun!
I just love the title of this post! Who would think paper dolls of having a social mileu – ha! They are wonderful your dolls!
Thank you. I played with paper dolls when I was young and they have quite a complicated social structure, I found (or at least mine did…!)
What a good thing that these characters allowed you to do some visual eavesdropping. They certainly have charm and flair and look very happy to have been created.
I hope so. I do like paper dolls a lot!