Monday, 11 July 2011

Dolly Friends!

I made a paper doll for my niece Chloe to give to her friend Charlotte
with her birthday card (she'll be 10), so I had to make one for Chloe too!

I say paper, but the bodies are actually cardstock (2 layers stuck together),
then old book pages stuck onto the back.

The faces are moulded from air dried clay as usual
and painted with acrylics. 
The features were coloured in with water colour pencils
and the blush is from chalks.

The clothes are scraps of wool, lace and fibres.

The hair I love and is from a couple of braided hair bands I
bought in a charity shop a while back.  I cut the pieces off,
glued them to the card head then unbraided what wasn't stuck down.

Why can't I have hair like that!!

I wonder which one Chloe will keep for herself?
They do say blondes have more fun don't they!


Ira said...

Amazingly good looking dolls Sherry! Looks like they're all dressed up for a good night's out ;-) Their limbs are so elegant, too! These are definitely going to be far more popular than Barbie, LOL!! Hugs, Ira

Meggymay said...

They are both real beauties, think your neice would find it hard to choose which one to keep. Yvonne x

Jan said...

I've said this before... you are the DOLLY QUEEN! They are gorgeous.... so pretty. The girls will absoloutely love them. I still have the one that you made me a few years back.... it must be worth something now!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

I love seeing your new doll creations Sherry.
I expect Chloe will have trouble deciding which one to keep! - I know I would! ;)

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

These are adorable!

Netty said...

These dolls are terrific Sherry am sure the girls will adore them..... Annette x

Sam said...

Fantastic!! You amaze me with your creativity!! These dolls are fab, your niece will love them and I bet she wants to keep both!!!!

Viv's Visuals said...

Hello Dolly!!!
The kids will love them..... x

Terry said...

These are so adorable! Love the dresses and the stockings and those faces! Who would not love these?

Deborah said...

I'm sure Charlotte and Chloe will love them. The hair is fabulous - what a great idea, Sherry (so inventive!)

Cindy Is Crafty said...

They are awesome, Sherry! Love them!

Kathy said...

ooh Sherry.. these are so pretty.. love them.. I would want very creative...that hair is gorgeous.. would like mine to look even half as good..

Mrs A. said...

Your faces are absolutely fab. Love the clothes too.Hugs Mrs A.

Gini said...

Oh squeeee!
More lovely dolls - and you've recreated not one but two costume changes for Pan's People!
Are they dancing to a Diana Ross song in these outfits?
I know I've said it before but you make just the best Art dolls Sherry:-)