|Folding ATC doll for PaperTraders "Winner Take All" June 2017 art lottery|
The face is an original that I made using the method from Jane Davenport's Beautiful Faces DVD. I scanned it, reduced it, printed it on card stock, and cut it out. Here's my step-by-step blogpost on how I created the face.
For a folding ATC doll, the rule is that all the extra pieces must tuck behind the base card. Here's what the doll looks like folded up:
|ATC doll folded up to 2.5" x 3.5"|
|Art journal left and right spread with old sewing pattern as a base.|
About five or six years ago, I took part in a SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) project called "Visioning" and designed and printed my own line of fabric. Many of them are available on Spoonflower.com.
While recently cleaning my bins and boxes of papers and art supplies, I stumbled on some prints of vintage French textiles that I had ripped from an interior design magazine. I was startled at how similar they were to some of the fabrics from my own line. It really had me wondering about reincarnation. The designs are dated 1941, and I wasn't born yet, so who knows?
I used the magazine print on the right side of my journal, and added strips of my fabrics as borders at the sides and top. On the left side, I created a fabric collage of scraps of my own fabrics that struck me as similar.
|On my worktable: vintage textile designs on right, collage of my designs on the left.|
|Reproduction of textile designs dated 1941|
|My original fabrics, printed on cotton, bear a striking similarity to the vintage 1941 designs.|