Sunday, November 18, 2012

Marie Antoinette-Inspired Paper Doll

Emeline, the Marie Antoinette-inspired party girl, is made of paper, tyvek, fabric, lace, ribbon, sequins, brads and glue. Her head, shoes and the roses on her skirt and bodice are Graphics Fairy royalty-free images. The arms and legs are cut from cardstock, with an overlay of “faux lace” that I make using dried, recycled tea bags stamped with white printmaking paint.

The skirt was pieced together with an underlay of recycled tyvek (from a USPS shipping bag). I painted the inside of the bag with Lumiere turquoise acrylic and a touch of gold swirl. Four panels of a vintage French rose were added, and pink ribbon covers the join marks. Some sheer pink and silver lace creates the bottom skirt border.

Emeline’s face and hair were enhanced with markers and chalk. The legs, arms and head are attached with mini brads so that the parts are moveable. The finishing touch was the addition of tiny sequins to resemble jewels, which were glued to her hairdo, and also applied to her wrists, shoes and skirt.


Janet Ghio said...

she's great Linda!

Edzellinni aka Linda Edkins Wyatt said...

Thanks Janet :-) I made her a while back and forgot to post to my blog. She seemed to be just the thing for setting the mood for the upcoming holiday week.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Haha I can see, Emeline, the Marie Antoinette-inspired party girl, has a lot of fun.
Love your doll creation very much.
Have a nice week, hugs Anja