As usual I have had a rather busy weekend preparing for the Historic West End ARTSfest!
I've started making paper dolls- with a twist! My first gal is a tattooed burlesque dancer. She comes complete with hinged arms and legs so you can pose her to your liking. She also has a sheet of accessories that you can chose from.
My idea is that you can take her and make your own work of art by putting her in a pre-made 8x10 frame.
|Perhaps you'd like to pose her in the act of dancing and removing her pretty dress?|
|Maybe you'd prefer her to have on her skivvies and posing with her straight edge and sunshades?|
|Perhaps serving up a cupcake while wearing her feather headband?|
|Maybe even sweet and innocent holding her French bulldog head?|
|You can even add your own items- like a pink "FUN" ticket.|
Whatever your fancy I'm sure she'll be adored. I'm now working on the strong man.
To create these I first paint them with water colors. I scan them in the computer then I print them out on archival matte thick stock paper. I then back her with pretty decorative paper to giver her even more weight. I have also signed the back of each doll. The sheet of goodies comes flat for you to cut out the pieces that you want. She is in a clear bag for protection with a Freaks, Geeks and Beauties header holding it all together.
Also while scouring around on the internet I came across some tiny brass cones. I immediately thought of some earrings that I could make. Ice cream, Ice cream we all scream for Ice cream! With these you will not gain a single pound.
|Strawberry and vanilla topped with a cherry and sweet little bow|
|Perhaps you'd prefer a stylized chocolate swirl?|