Saturday 2 June 2018

2018 #10 Paper Dolls: Dressed with colour with LPC {by Kate Yetter}

2018 Topic 10: Paper Dolls

Loving the gorgeous pops of colour and how Kate has dressed up her Lynne Perrella girls in this post! ~Leandra

Kate here, sharing a paper doll themed journal layout. As a child I loved playing with paper dolls. At one point, I made my own, stapling the clothes to the poorly constructed bodies. The world of stamping has created so many possibilities for those that love paper doll art. Lynne Perrella stamps are my go-to stamps for making paper dolls due to her quirky and unusual style.

My background was one of those pages that I put aside for another time. After several attempts with no success I gave up on it and it went in the drawer. Thankfully, it turned out to be the perfect background for this project. I used various stencils, embossing, and Fresco Finish Paints (Green Patina, London Bus, Orchid, Caramel) in the background.

Lynne Perrella Collection Set 007 (LPC007)
I stamped part of an image on a used tea bags and painted it with Fresco Finish Paints. The crown was painted, cut out and layered on top of the tea bag.

I decided my doll needed some accessories so I made a multi-colored fan with infusions (Are You Cerise, Royal Blood, Frankly Scarlet, Sleight Blue) of feathers to hang off her arm. Lots of threads and a bit of paint created a textured dress.

I used another image as a purse to accessorize the other twin.

The best part of making or playing with paper dolls is dressing them up. For this doll I created a headdress using the hand image. Her purse has a face on it so I thought I would keep with the body part theme and use a hand for her headdress.

Don’t forget that making art is supposed to be fun. Try your hand at a paper doll and create an outfit that you would want to wear. I love an excuse to get in touch with my ‘inner little girl,’ to dream and imagine what my fairytale wardrobe would look like. Just make sure to share it with us.

Kate Yetter


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Helen said...

Beautiful Kate!

Words and Pictures said...

Wow - your paper dolls are certainly ready for a glamorous night out. So creative and full of fanciful touches, and the rainbow colours are amazing.
Alison x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous! Love the 'handy' hat!

froebelsternchen said...

Just so beautiful Kate!

SewPaperPaint said...

Your dolls are dancing on the page Kate! Bravo! I just have to have this LP stamp set now, so so incredibly beautiful!!! I adore your boho vibe. Big hugs, Autumn

Lucy said...

Beautiful work!

Lucy x

Etsuko said...

wonderful pages and fabulous ethnic colours. xx

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Fabulous paper doll pages! I love the colors, all the layers and embellishments. Wow!

Hazel Agnew said...

Absolutely stunning. X

Jackie PN said...

Oh my deliciousness!!
What fun color play and these dolls are simply amazing! I just love the feathers hanging off of the arm!
brilliant spread Kate!

maj. said...

Totally adorable!