Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Art Doll - topic #5

The Paperartsy theme at the moment is art dolls see here for info - at first I wasn't really sure what to do but after a bit of googling it seems anything goes.

So off I went to rummage through my bits and bobs for something suitable to use as face - I came up with a little wooden spoon which fitted perfectly into a cotton reel sitting on my desk. Now the scary bit of drawing a face and colouring in with a mixture of fresco paints.

I added cardboard arms secured with wire and then built up a bit of bulk using strips of material. Here's the basic doll in all her glory !

Now she needed some clothes - I stamped a pattern onto a piece of white cotton (just seen on the blog that Lucy did the same thing - great minds think alike lol). I used this and some smaller pieces of fabric to fashion a dress.  This was sewed direct onto the body bit by bit.

All that was missing was some hair - a bit stumped for a while but fiddling around with some scraps I decided on lace hair - well who would like this - here's my finished doll........thank you for stopping by xx


  1. She looks very serene Sarah. Maybe you should call her Serena :oD Lx

  2. This is brilliant, Sarah, I love the idea of the wooden spoon in the cotton reel and obviously the stamped fabric is the product of a clever mind!

    Lucy x

  3. Love your little spoon doll Sarah! What a great idea and I think her hair is brilliant. Her dress is really pretty too.

    Lesley Xx

  4. She is a sweet lady doll. I like it.