Thursday, June 11, 2009

Next Art Meetup

July 14, 10 am

We're starting our Christmas paper bag book. Think retro when you're out never know what you'll find :}

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Paper Dolls Were Made and Played!

We had our art meetup yesterday and such fun we had. We had scissors flying and glue a dripping. We were messy but in the end came up with Wonderful paper dolls of our own design. Take a look!

I apologize that the pictures are not clearer. I swear next meetup I will have my photo box out and a tripod for good pics. These are so wonderful in person but for now you will just have to admire the creativity it took to come up with these little dollies.

This little Dolly Dingle Dolly was done by Bet before the meetup. She is oh so cute with a little ball fringe on the bottom of her skirt. Notice her skirt IS a cupcake with fluffy marshmellows. Love her!

This little angel dolly was made my Maryam and she took clipart from Retro Cafe Art of the german head doll and put it on a base. Wrapped a fan around the bottom as a skirt and embellished. She took a transparency and stamped with black paint wings for her. GORGEOUS huh?

Okay so Elena breezes in LATE, checks out what's happening and bing, bang, boom her little girlie is done and quite chesty I might add. tee hee

Retro Bet! This has a REAL picture of Bet from the 70's and she decided she should be dressed accordingly. I wish you could see the detail. She put a gold chain around her neck and earrings. Cool huh?

Sally pulled different parts of her dolly from magazines and assembled her swiftly. I love the veggies on her head and her shoes are to die for :}

This paper doll was influenced by a Mother's Love. Kat took a photo of her beautiful daughter and used it for her paper doll. I bet her daughter will be smiling ear to ear when she gets this little dolly! Love her!

This is my kitty paper doll. I'm going to send it to my friend in Iowa that has a house full of kitties and loves Cats!!!

In the evening I decided to make one more dolly out of a digital collage sheet I had purchase last week from (again) Retro Cafe Art. When I saw it for sale on her site I just knew she needed to be a paper doll. The body was there, I just made legs and covered them from bits and pieces from the same collage sheet. I punched holes in the feet to tie a ribbon for her little shoes and cut out her arms and after gluing to a harder surface, reattached with little brads so they move. She's a little pixie to me :}

Everyone have a wonderful creativity day!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Paper Doll Art Meetup BE THERE!!!

Next Art Meetup, Tuesday, June 9th we'll be making paper dolls. Check these dollies out. Bet got these dollies in a paper doll swap. Hers are the black and white twin witch types (a pair)in the second picture and the little flower dollie (in the third picture), she is hinged and folds in the middle.

This should get your creative juices flowing. We'll start with a plain piece of chipboard and collage, paint, whatever your heart desires. If you want to personalize your paper doll, bring pictures of yourself or family.

Have a fun dolly day!