Sunday, April 30, 2017

Back to School Paper Doll

Old News.  I was published in the September October 2016 Issue of Doll Castle News

New News,  The paper doll is now for sale on my Etsy Page

The download paper doll includes 2 pages in color and 2 pages in black and white. She has 6 outfits.
What took so long?  My issue of Doll Castle News got lost in the mail.  I wanted to make sure I received the magazine before posting the doll for sale. I plan on adding more dolls to my Etsy shop soon.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Paper Doll Collaberation Project Favorite Seires

This months theme was Favorite Novels.  I decided to do Favorite series instead.  Most of the books I read are classic, sci-fi and horror.  I chose to draw Ozma of Oz from the Oz series by L Frank Baum.  I did not read all of the Oz books but read up to the 6th book "Emerald City of Oz".  I attempted to read the next book "Patchwork Girl of Oz" but the didn't get through it.  The second outfit is a Hogwarts uniform from the famous Harry Potter series by JK Rowling.

more outfits and doll here

Paper thin Personas
Paper Doll School
Pop Culture Paper Dolls

Friday, April 21, 2017

Swedish-Style Buttonsand Bows cutouts

This single page paper doll is from Golden magazine and is dated 4/1967.  It features a boy and girl, each with one outfit. The outfits are inspired by traditional Swedish costumes. The artist is Neva Schultz. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Wedding Cards

a Doehla Fine Arts Card Made in USA

Please Come! Greetings Inc L331 Made in USA

Hallmark 10 GE436-2 copyright Hall Brothers Inc 

Hallmark 10 W4-4 copyright Hall Brothers Inc

I've been collecting vintage wedding cards in hopes of displaying or using them somehow in my own wedding.  Maybe place mats? Or table numbers?  Or banners?  I love the old artwork, especially brides and grooms.  I don't care if the cards have been signed, as long as the card is in good condition with nice colors and no rips or tears.  I've also collected some anniversary and wedding shower cards that fit the bridal theme. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Easter Paper doll

I'll admit, this year I am lazy.  above is a single page Easter doll designed by me.  I borrowed the outfits from a old Betsy McCall paper doll and edited them.  Colored with colored pencil on top and black and white lines on bottom.  Name?  What should she be named?  Hope everyone has a Happy Easter.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Mr. and Mrs. Troll

Here are two magazine pages from Children's Playmate Magazine dated 07 1939.  The art is by Fern Bisel Peat.  Mr and Mrs Troll look pretty cute for trolls.  The lady has 3 outfits with two hats. The man has 3 outfits, a jacket and 3 hats along with a neckerchief/scarf.  I scanned the art of one of the back of the pages, which features a lovely illustration also by Fern Bisel Peat

Thursday, April 13, 2017

This two page paper doll is by Karen Reilly and features a Lenci doll with 3 dresses and 2 hats along with an adorable dog.  Scanned from inside the magazine, I may try to just remove it and scan it again for better edges.  The dress on the first page is green and white with a slanted checkered board pattern and matching hat.  The edges of the page are decorated with a gardening motif including pots, seed packets, and garden tools.  Her outfits on the second page include a blue dress holding beautiful spring flowers and a basket along with matching hat and a second outfit with a sorta sailor school style in pink with a watering can. This is from May 2006 of Doll Reader Magazine.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Feathered Splendor

No internet at home for the last few days, so bit late posting anything.  Above is not quite a paper doll but a cut out set featuring birds.  I believe this are from Good Housekeeping magazine and have a written date of March 1968.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Paper Doll Gazette Number 69

Your Dress and Dolly's

Three Little Kittens

Betty J Rotent
Here are a few paper doll pages scanned from the Paper Doll Gazette Issue 69 Number 4 1989 Volume XIV.  All pages are in black and white.  Not all pages or paper dolls from the issue are shown here.  The Paper Doll Gazette features vintage paper dolls as well as paper doll artwork and articles related to paper dolls.