Sunday, March 31, 2019

Collaborative Project 2019 March Sweet Style

The third month of the Paper Doll Collaborative Project 2019! This month's theme was Sweet Style, fashion inspired by food.  I have a whole pinterest board here for sweet inspired fashion and hair.  The first top left dress is a cupcake.  The one under it is an ice cream sprinkle top with waffle cone skirt.  The hair inspired by Sweetie Belle from My little pony, with a cherry on top.  the next dress is inspired by a mix of Lollipop Princess from Candy Land and Princess Serenity from Sailor Moon.  under it is a pair of boots with icing and cherry accent.  The next pair of shoes is a candy stripe with whip cream accent worn with bow socks.  next is Sailor Moon inspired hair with candy bows.  The last outfit is a candy bow sailor collar with peplum and candy stripe pencil skirt.  I imagine this would be red and white.

Please note I will be signing all my art as Melissa Pepe now.
 Make sure to check out the other blogs/artist to see what award fashions they have drawn

Paper Doll School here
Paper Thin Persona here
Pop Culture Paper Dolls  here

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Prudence and Jonathan of Colonial Days

this single page black and white paper doll sheet is from Children's Activities magazine. it features two historical dress paper dolls from the mid 1700's along with information about the costuming of the period and is to be colored based on the suggested text.  This is dated February 1937.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Paper Dolls from Doll World

This is a single page paper doll (may have a second page I am missing) from Doll World magazine.  It features a Japanese woman with an extra kimono.  The artist signed Jone Robbin.  This is dated April 1995.  The magazine page is a bit see through when scanning. 

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Erte by Charles Ventura

I have no idea where this two page black and white Erte paper doll is from.  I do know the artist is Charles Ventura.  No date either. The doll has 3 dresses, 2 tops, and 1 skirt along with many hats.  I do not know if this is all the pages.  This paper doll was in a stack I got of kinda miscellaneous black and white dolls so i don't have any more information about it. Also, I'm back from my break.  and happily married :D

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

taking a break

I'm getting married this Friday. So no more blog posts until after Spring Break is over.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Barbie a History of a Doll timeline

Tomorrow is Barbie's 60th Birthday.  Above is a timeline I designed for one of my classes last semester.  I drew Barbie's dream house (one of many) and separated the rooms into different eras, with key points and dolls for each.  The photos are from the internet and since it was a school project, I didn't keep track of the sources.  Some are from books too.  Due to the fact I lost my flashdrive, I no longer have the original final version of this file, only a jpg and early stage progress so I can't change it unless I start over.  But overall I like how it turned out.  I used two fonts, Barbie Medium Itallic and Dolly Script font, which is for personal use.  I consider school projects personal use, since I have no intent on selling the final product.

It's not a paper doll, but I figure most people who like paper dolls like real dolls too!  and i like sharing other projects.  I do not have time to make a paper doll for her birthday, with two jobs, school and a wedding next week. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Jane Arden's Wardrobe

This Jane Arden's Wardrobe newspaper doll is dated 3-7-1937.  She has an unusual pose with an 3/4 pose body and a profile head.  She has four outfits, in very striking colors. Newspaper itself has discolored with age.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Marlan Marsh

This Marlan Marsh celebrity paper doll is from the newspaper The Milwaukee Journal.  She has thee outfits and some hats along with a set of gloves.  The copyright is El Paso Times Feature Syndicate 1936. No exact date on sheet but faintly in pencil it is written 5-17-36.  I have a few sheets of these so it was part of a series called Movie Star Paper Doll Series.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Brenda Starr copies

Some time ago I acquired a large lot of newspaper comic paper dolls.  These sheets were part of the lot but they are only black and white copies of the originals. These are from 1946 and 1948.  Might be fun to color.