Sunday, November 25, 2007

Paper Doll

I have been planning to make one of these for ages and finally sat down to create one.
She is 25cm' high from toe to the tip of her crown.
If you want to create one of your own all you have to do is follow these simple instructions:

Print the template

Put it over the cardstock you want to use and trace using carbon paper.

Cut out all pieces, you need 1 of each. I used black and white cardstock for the legs and arms and plain white for the face and body as they are covered.

Punch out little holes where indicated the size for your brads to fit in.
Print out an image of a face, I used this site.

Use chalk to create a blush look and a red ink pen for a lipstick effect.

Glue the face to the face template and assemble all parts using brads.The brads enable motion so if you don't want your paper doll to be able to move her body parts you can just glue them together instead of using brads.

Now you can start to dress her, you can really go wild here, I cut out a dress shape from fabric textured paper and glued a piece of lace to the bottom of it.I then attached a ribbon to act as a belt with a bow shaped charm in the center and I also used fibers to act as a scarf, I just tied them round her neck.

Now glue the clothing you made to the body of your paper doll.

The crown is made of gold color cardstock cut into shape and I used crystals to embelish it.

I then gave her a key and glued a sentance from a book I liked:"I think this is the real key, to love what you do, it is often very difficult to know what you love to do because you want to do so many things" (see picture at the top of this post).

What can it be used for? I think I'm going to frame her and take her to work, can also be used on a greeting card but then you must make it smaller.

I will love to see yours!

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Michal said...

Zikuka I love your paper doll!! She is absolutely gorgeous!!

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baraki said...

I'm with Michal! amazing paper doll! thanks for the pattern!

AD creates said...

Thanks girls, I apreciate that (-:

vinny said...

Lovely! Lovely! Lovely!

שוקולדי said...

מקסים, מקסים, מקסים...

AD creates said...

Thank you (-:

mikush said...

speach less, just wonderful.

Anonymous said...

She is lovely ~~thank you for the pattern!

Ginger said...

Thank you so much for the pattern.
Can see her dancing above my pc desk now.
Thank you so much for all the great ideas.