Once I had to create paper Art dolls for the SWAP at atcsforall.com.
Art doll are created as collectables. They all are original , unique.
I had never made Art dolls before. The theme was “Picasso people”.
Without any hesitation I grabbed my Art journal and started playing with colors and cubism for my version of “Picasso like” characters.
My Art journal is a Junk journal. Left side page is folded junk mail card ( I just had to use this sturdy non-glossy cardstock with decorative edge), that is why the pages size is different, but I like it.
First I painted pages , added Picasso’s inspirational quotes. Then I made Art dolls based on my Journal’s sketches. All these Dolls are around 12 in tall, painted with acrylics and sealed with protective varnish. I used mini metal brads for movable joints.
3. Seated woman
4. Young model ( Girl in black dress is painted on both sides, the rest of the dolls are black from the back).
I really wanted to paint “Young model” Art doll as nude, but it was not allowed by the policy of the atcsforall.com website . That is why I gave my model a little black dress. All her figure features are still visible under the “see through” dress:)