When I was 8 I had a friend that had a huge collection of paper dolls, fortunately she was generous and didn't mind sharing. We'd play for hours, changing accessories and outfits.One of the best things was being able to keep all the outfits that were damaged...I'd bring them home and "repair" them, adding glitter, construction paper, photos from magazines and fake flowers.
This week's project for Lisa Kettel Designs helped me remember how much fun that was.
I used an image from a collage clip art CD which you can find in Lisa's shop.
pink ruffled ribbon
cage and bird stickers
red glitter heart sticker
resin rose stickers
glitter in dark pink, iridescent pink
small artificial rose
white pompom trim
decorative scrapbook paper
white craft glue
print image onto card stock
glue decorative paper onto card stock using a glue stick, press out air bubbles,
cut into skirt shape
attach image to top of skirt
hot glue ruffles to lower half of skirt, starting at the bottom.
add pompom trim using white glue
add paper flowers to dress
brush white glue to flowers and sprinkle with iridescent glitter
arrange rhinestones onto doll
attach artificial rose to skirt using hot glue
place cage on her head and bird sticker to her hand
add glitter heart sticker to hip
hot glue ribbon to back of doll to hang if you wish
silver glitter tinsel
crepe paper flower
pink pipe cleaner
coarse glitter in pink and gold
print image onto card stock, cut out
draw arms onto remaining card stock, cut out and glue to torso
glue leaf to bodice
add fabric roses to top of arms to form sleeves
glue tinsel ribbon to 'waist'
hot glue torso and head to tissue paper flower
drizzle white glue to flower and cover with pink glitter
form legs out of pink pipe cleaner and glue to inside of skirt
add more fabric flowers for shoes
cut out crown shape out of gold glitter paper attach to top of head
glue wings to back of doll.
add ribbon to back of doll to hang
use butterfly wings or stickers instead of plastic wings
tissue paper flowers can be found in the greeting card/birthday section of Target
use crepe paper instead of fabric ribbon
Visit Lisa Kettell Designs, her artfire shop or her beautiful blog for more inspiration !!
Beltane Blessings )O( ~ May Day
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