When I was a little girl, I loved paper doll books.
In my doll club, there are some serious grown ups who have the most amazing collections...
Modern paper dolls can be arty, elegant. humorous, glamorous...anything that you want them to be. My doll hero--Edith Flack Ackley--wrote a very popular book on paper dolls. I really cherish this book.
Nowadays there are hundreds of articles in magazines and on line that are about paper dolls. Instead of commercial paper dolls, artists-- young and old-- make their own.
Here is a set I made for a swap a few years ago....in its own envelope.
Here is one that was made from fabric. When I gave this one away, I kept a scan of her, so I could make her again for myself as paper doll!
Year ago I made these for an ATC swap...from jig saw puzzle pieces...
These had movable parts...
My friend and I swapped paper dolls last week. (We both love paper art dolls...and we both have made dozens of them over the years.)
It fold up and fits into the background booklet...which is made from a box canned tomatoes came in...using my own little character for the chef.
This one is made from large jig saw puzzle pieces and magazine photos.
Paper dolls...never too old to make them! You can make them, too...cut out family photos for the faces...make them from magazine photos...the varieties are endless.
enjoy the day!