Saturday, August 28, 2010

Paper Dolls

I've been reading some books on dolls & paper art dolls. I wanna make some of these too! I have a doll rubber stamp and recently found stencils at a thrift store to make small doll faces. I'd like to make historical (esp. Bible story or figures from Christian history) or literature paper art dolls. Here's an ugly little one I made some time ago for an atc doll swap.

As I was reading the book list below, I was trying to remember what paper dolls I had as a child. I must have had a few, because I remembered that the fold-over tabs on the paper clothing never lasted long, nor fit the dolls well, but for the life of me, I don't remember what they were. I do remember a scrapbook I kept for awhile, my first one I believe, of babies and baby dolls I cut from old magazines and catalogs and pasted into an old school notebook on lined paper. I didn't dress them, but enjoyed collecting them. I might just have to find new-to-me paper doll parts and make a new scrapbook as I journey into paper doll making.
(* starred ones are from my home library; others were found in the public library)
Artful Paper Dolls: New Ways to Play with a Traditional Form. By Terry Taylor. Lark/Sterling, 2006.
Collector's Guide to Raphael Tuck & Sons: Paper Dolls, Paper Toys, & Children's Books. By Blair & Margaret Whitton. Hobby House, 1991.
* Fanciful Paper Projects: making Your Own Posh Little Follies. By Sandra Evertson. Sterling 2005.
* How to Dress an Old-Fashioned Doll. By Mary H. Morgan. Dover, 1973, reprint of 1908 book.
Paper Dolls: Their History and How to Make Them. By Edith Flack Ackley. J.P.Lipponcott, 1939.
Paper Dolls of the 1960s, 1970s, & 1980s. By Carol Nichols. Collector Books, 2005.
Paper Puppet Palooza: Techniques for Making Movable Art Figures & Paper Dolls. By Norma V. Toraya. 2009.
Paper Sculpture. By Alan Allport. Drake, 1971.
Storytelling with Dolls. By Elinor Peace Bailey & Noreen Crone-Findlay. Krause, 2003
* The Doll.By Carl Fox. Harry N. Abrams, NY.
I was rummaging around in my stash of craft stuff and ran across a Doll Back from the Artgirlz, Inc. Oh, goodie, something else I can play with!

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