Sunday, December 28, 2014

ATC Dolls

When the Paper Traders Yahoo group posted a notice about trading ATC dolls, I was intrigued. For years I have been making and trading arty paper dolls, but making them with a rectangular ATC body instead of a human shaped or clothing shaped body was a new twist.

It seemed like a good way to use up leftover ATCs also...for almost every ATC project, I have extras--the ones that I love too much to give away, the ones that were imperfect and not good enough to trade, the false starts where a good idea didn't really quite work out, and the over-runs of extra 2.5x3.5 rectangles that just didn't get used up. The center one is has stencils from, and was a leftover piece from a recent Artistcellar ATC trade.

I added faces that began with Dina Wakely stamps, washi tape, Graphics Fairy shoes, hats and butterfly wings, and whatever else I found rummaging around in my paper scrap boxes. The pieces are attached with mini brads.

The charming part about these dolls is that they each fold up to exactly 2.5" x 3.5", perfect for fitting into an ATC plastic sleeve or tucking in one of those baseball trading card book sleeves.

These ATC dolls might just be my new favorite thing to trade!


sonja said...

i just love the measuring tape nickers!

Donna Wilkes said...

What a charming idea for ATC's.