Saturday, January 28, 2012

January Creation

January Creation:

I actually made these paperdolls when I was 14 or 15, and the coolest thing about them is that they're double sided. As 3D as paperdolls can get-- their backs are finished, and the clothes I made for them have two sides that connect with slits and tabs. It was all very satisfying to make them, and even though I knew I was "too old" for paperdolls, I loved the process. My little sister and I had fun playing with them, too-- we have fond memories of the stories we made up, laughing so hard we cried. There was one more paperdoll that seems to have vanished; my first attempt at a man...he was hideous, and we cracked up whenever we played with him. 

So for Christmas, I made copies of these dolls and laboriously recut them out, along with several outfits and way too many hairstyles (I went crazy and did every single hair color for every single style when I first made these dolls...but seriously, green hair? I'll pass this time). But I have only yet given them to one niece and my youngest sister-in-law...hope they like them! 
Here's an example of a clothed paperdoll with her wig of choice:


  1. THat is so cool. Whenever I would do something as a kid I would do the same thing one of every kind. My mom sent me some Christmas tree ornaments every variation of beads was used!

  2. They are awesome. I tried to make some paperdolls right after Christmas, and after trying to draw a few I remembered that I am not an artist.

    I love the interchangeable hair.

  3. It's the Indian guy that's missing, huh!

    1. I know! I was SO sad to find out that he was gone! He's my favorite. XD


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