Friday 8 June 2018

2018 #10 Paper Dolls: Santos Doll with Collage {by Etsuko Noguchi}

2018 Topic 10: Paper Dolls

Using a stamp as a template, Etsuko magically creates her own doll, and makes it look quite easy! This topic is so much fun to see the possibilities! Enjoy! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Etsuko from My Favorite Things here with you tonight and I'd like to share with you what I have made for the 'PaperDoll' topic. 

Long time ago I met a Santos doll in my mother's book and I thought it was a scary doll that was still child. But the more scary the more intriguing and could not forget it. Actually, real dolls are made of wood and ceramics but this theme is paper doll, I decided to make a paper Santos doll what I love it and using PaperArtsy stamps and Fresco paints.

Santos dolls take their name from Spanish word for Saint, their development flourished in Europe in the 1700's and 1800's. Originally, Santos were created for use as in-home altars. They were needed in small villages that did not have a priest, as well as for when it was not possible to travel church, such as during times of war.---from santos cage doll com

I start to made the upper body of the doll and the pattern of the cage. Paper can be made easier than wood and ceramics.

The doll part was made using the 'head' of the Clockwork birds

Hot Pick Set 1107 (HP1107EZ)

 and the camisole of Hot Pick Set 1214 (HP1214).
I collaged the body and costume with this together into one.

I made both hands and painted with Vintage Lace, Toffee and Coral Frescos.

Next I made costume paper.

I stamped HP1005 with Bougainvillea Fresco on the painted Banana Fresco paper. Onto the other one stamped the flourish stamp from Hot Picks HP1107EZ with Cobalt Archival on the painted Caribbean Sea paper. 

I added some Seth Apter stamp with Gold Fresco on the blue costume paper. And I created accessories with rhinestone and pearls, also I gave a heart shrine to the hands. I made her crown and collar with yellow paper.

These are the pillars and pedestal patterns of the cage. 

This is the cage pillars and pedestal decoration base. I used Rusty Car, Golden Sands and Sleight Blue Infusions first and stamped HP1102EZ with Coffee Archival finally I used various embossing powders. I glued these and assembled it.

I used Ink the Dog Clocks plate 6 (C6) with Black Archival on the piece of book with Rocky Road Infusion spritzed.

I decorated the interior with the clocks, cut the clocks and I covered With UTEE and hanged them with chain.

It was a favorite topic to do and I very much enjoyed my project. I hope you enjoyed my post and that you will have a go making fun your own Santos Doll. If you look at Santos Doll with Pinterest, various dolls are introduced, please check it out if you like. Thank you so much for join with me. See you soon.

Etsuko xxx

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Miriam said...

Etsuko - this is stunning! I totally love the detail that you've gone into.

Hazel Agnew said...

I love this Etsuko. Such great engineering from a variety of sources. Superb! Xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is just amazing, Etsuko. It is so original and resourceful. What I particularly love is that Hot Picks isn't particularly associated with doll images so you have been particularly inventive. I have a masonite santos kit in my stash which was a present from a special friend and i plan to make it sokn!

Lucy x

Seth said...

This is so beautiful and beautifully regal!

Julie Lee said...

Etsuko, this is a brilliant project. She is as lovely as a real antique santos doll - an amazing achievement! This is inspiring and beautiful. xx

Craftyfield said...

Etsuko's quirky make doesn't disappoint! I love the details with the clocks!

Connie said...

The things that you create with paper are amazing.
You should be wearing that crown, because you are the queen of paper crafting :)
Happy Summer!
Connie :)

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! This is amazing Etsuko! Really fabulous! Lx

craftimamma said...

Wow Etsuko, what an amazingly clever creation! This is brilliant!

Lesley Xx

Unknown said...

This is fabulous Etusko!!!!!
A delightful inspiration for everyone loving dolls and stamps I think, what a great way to play with and combine your PA stamps and whole stuff. I'm in awe :) xxx

Paper Wishes said...

This is such a wonderfully rich piece of work. The way you built up the textures for each piece, such texture in every detail it's amazing. All that time and attention to detail has totally paid off. Thanks for sharing all the stages. x Amanda