Saturday, 7 February 2009
Little Elf Boy
This month over on Flickr at the Monthly Art Doll (MAD) group, the theme was to create a paper doll using the template kindly provided by Tootieu (Melissa) with 'Spring' as the theme.
I was lucky enough to swap paper dolls with Tootieu last month (the swap partners are randomly generated) The doll I received "Pierrot Bebe" was amazing and much sturdier than the ones I have made previously. So for this month's doll I took a leaf out of Tootieu's book and made a sandwich of thin cardboard (cereal box), cardstock and paper - glued it all together, left it for an hour or so under a heavy book then cut out the template. This was well worth the effort as the doll has much more substance to it than my others.
My doll kind of evolved as I went along. It started off as Jack and The Beanstalk, turned into the Incredible Hulk and ended up looking like a little leprechaun! His body is coloured with fluid chalk and his clothes were actually recycled from the cover of an old diary (mock suede and leather). He is a spring time elf as he's been picking some flowers, popped a couple into his hat, one on his belt and made a daisy chain with the rest! He's a cheeky little fellow with a mischievous twinkle in his eye!