Q. Did you play with paper dolls as a kid? Do you have a favorite vintage paper doll that still makes you smile? A. Yes, yes… the Ginghams little girls from the 70s, and Betsy McCalls from my Grandmother’s magazines. I made a paperdoll of my Grandmother in her honor, it is called “Amazing Grace”….
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Examples and how-to insights about creating paper dolls and figures, as well as mixed-media figures in a paper doll style.
JJ Buch – doll artist interview – part one
In January 2005, I had the great good fortune to interview paper doll artist JJ Buch. She’s one of my idols, because her art has a very clear “voice” and her concepts are consistently innovative and often delightfully witty. Here’s the interview*, on two pages: Q. How did you get started with paper dolls? A….
History of Paper Dolls – Part Two
Note: This is the second part of a two-part article tracing the history of paper dolls. See The History of Paper Dolls, part one to read the first part. 20th century paper dolls – A brief history In the 20th century, other magazines followed this trend, including Ladies’ Home Journal (Sheila Young’s “Lettie Lane”), Pictorial…
History of Paper Dolls – Part One
Today’s paper dolls evolved from the development of paper, ceremonial and performance figures, and dressmakers’ fashion dolls. General history Paper was invented in China around 105 C.E. by Ts’ai-Lin, a courtier from Lei-yang. Although the word ‘paper’ is derived from ‘papyrus’, this early paper was not a papyrus product. With paper’s development in nearby China,…