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Jointed Paper Doll Tutorial

Tutorial – How to make a jointed paper doll. Example uses Character Construction rubber stamps.

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Paper Doll Sources

Welcome Paper Doll Lovers! Whether you found this page on the internet, or found it from the Paper Dolls Swap group I created on Swap-Bot, I’m glad you’re here. As a jumping off point for making paper dolls, I wanted to curate a collection of paper doll sources of inspiration to help spur the creativity of fellow paper doll swappers. 
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Preparing for paper doll swap

the process of preparing for an upcoming swap

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On Paper Dolls and Practice

A progression of improvements as I learn to use the Character Construction stamps by Catherine Moore.

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tap, tap – Is this thing on???

Hello World, I’m still alive and blogging after a 15 month absence.   Where have I been?  Here’s the short version.

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12 Tags of 2013 – September Tag

Here’s my rendition of the September tag for the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013.  I used some new stamps called  Timeless by Hot off the Press as well as a metal embossing plate called Gears by Dreamweaver (for the white textured gears in background).  I used spun sugar and pumice stone distress inks for this tag & ribbon.  My
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12 Tags of 2013 – August

It’s been months since I crafted.  My craft supplies are now in a rolling tool cart rather than a big craft room. But today is the last day to post the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013 for the month of August, so I got my booty in gear and created a tag. This month’s tag was a fairly simple
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Big BIG changes

Follow your bliss.  That’s what I’ve been saying all along. Sometimes you don’t even know what your bliss is.  It just comes knocking and you recognize it when it arrives. So when an opportunity to own and operate a beautiful bed and breakfast arrived at my door step, I welcomed it with open arms!  My family and I are so
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Junker Jane Inspired rag dolls

I love those junky, raggedy rag dolls in the Junker Jane style.  When the Fantastic Art Dolls group on swap-bot hosted a Junker Jane inspired doll swap – I was all in!  I played around with all the vintage fabrics in my stash and some free motion embroidery.  I liked how these 2 turned out.      

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12 Tags of 2013 – June (and May and more!)

Darn it!  I missed the deadline for posting my tags to the Tim Holtz site 2 months in a row.  But at least my tag swaps are being sent to my partners on time. Here’s the tag I made for June.  This month the focus was using distress markers to watercolor a stamped image.  There is also a mottled and
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