Monday, December 8, 2008

Mixed Media Monday Challenge: Paper/Art Doll

Here is an updated photo of my paper doll. Now that i have my camera back i can shoot her standing up, not making her suffer the indignity of being scanned.

This week's challenge on the Mixed Media Monday challenge blog is to create a paper doll or an art doll. Here is what i made:


It comes across kind of squished on the scan. It is actually three dimensional and looks very cool standing up. But i misplaced my camera - so this will have to do for now!


The head and shoulders came from the anthropologie catalog. The bodice is wrapped in organza ribbon and adorned with paper flowers.The skirt was inspired by martha stewart's paper trees. a series of 5 squares were folded to make each layer. I used sheet music. martha used green card stock.
The hole thing is structured on a chopstick and stuck in a spool of thread. (martha used a skewer).

Special note to all the participants in the challenge: I want you to know i look at each one of the artists work - but it takes a really long time to leave a comment for each of you. So i want you all to know i really appreciate seeing your art, especially the ladies over in Europe. it is so cool that we get to connect like this! My mother is Finnish, unfortunately i don't speak or read it. But it is fun to share our art over the globe!

9 comments:

mixedmediamonday said...

This is a very glamorous art doll, Diane - I love it. I second what you said about sharing art with like minded people all over the world. It is really like a global village on the internet - and Australia doesn't feel so far away, LOL! Diane

Rein said...

What a wonderful doll!

Anni's Art said...

Hi Diane - your paper doll is so wonderful and I love your word about sharing our art, I live in Denmark and you live in USA some lives other places, the internet is fantastic, have a nice day.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Well your doll is just fabulous! Love knowing your creative process! I agree comments on blogs take a lot of time, it is a wonderful connection all over the globe and such a treat to know that people stopped by! Really Love your creation, very inspiring!

lisa said...

really beautiful - my mother is half finnish, half swedish. I love the worldwide community we're part of too!

loriidae said...

Diane
She is beautiful I love the skirt. Janet http://loriidae.livejournal.com/

jurassic said...

looks fantastic! (even without the digital camera!)

Dianne said...

Absolutely stunning art doll! making the skirt from sheet music was inspired...and you managed to get the proportions just perfect...lovely!
Dianne

jasmoon-butterfly said...

wonderful dolls x