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« on: May 23, 2012 05:55:46 PM »

Hi everyone!
Lately, I have been inspired by Pilarfarmer, from whom I received an ATC with a tiny paper doll on it.  I couldn't leave the idea of paper dolls, and just had to get into them and spend some time with the idea.




I actually decided to make paper doll prints, so that I could reproduce them, and maybe eventually play around with the idea of mixing and matching the different parts!


I then went ahead and carved a ballerina doll stamp:


I admit, I am not sure of the measurements, and just kind of eyeballed it, so I apologize if the proportions are off!  Undecided



The best part is that you can make many many dolls from one piece of cardstock, and try different color combinations and media!



After testing this print the first time, I ended up carving new arm segments.... these were weird and tiny!


Here are some dancing ballerinas!


For the joints, I couldn't find brads big enough, and ended up using jewelry pins (and bending them into a little loop on the back).   I have been informed by Pilarfarmer, though, that scrapbooks.com has micro brads which are a good size!  (At least for ATC sized paper dolls! YAY!)

Then, I also carved a Harlequin/Pierrot character:



And now, here are just a few action shots:







Thank you for looking!  These have been a lot of fun so far!
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012 07:30:12 PM »

love them all! so fun, and great idea to do a stamp in order to do multiples.  More, more!
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012 08:07:55 PM »

What a cute idea, MaC!  I love 'em!!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012 08:12:35 PM »

So well done, and such a great idea! Smiley
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soooooo fun!
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2012 08:37:48 PM »

What a fantastic idea to make a stamp so your dolls could multiply!! Your stamps and dolls are great.
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2012 11:22:16 PM »

Thanks, everyone!
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2012 12:35:13 AM »

Fantastic!  I see many miniature corps de ballet in your future (a tiny Swan Lake, perhaps?).  And if you ever want to go the 2D route, with all the individual pieces you could easily stamp your dancers in poses directly onto a variety of surfaces as well.
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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2012 06:20:36 AM »

I love these, especially the Harlequin! I just featured this project on Craftster's Facebook page. Thanks for sharing.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2012 11:07:17 AM »

wow...love the ballerina, and love the idea of making a stamp. you took the idea and ran with it. yes the brads i bought are perfect i also have been experimenting with small paper dolls. it is kinda addicting.  Shocked pilar
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« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2012 01:21:44 PM »

What a brilliant idea!
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« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2012 07:36:29 PM »

i also have been experimenting with small paper dolls. it is kinda addicting.  Shocked


Hehe, I completely understand!!
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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2012 02:04:57 AM »

Lovely. Now I want to make some too and I have never been much interested in paper crafts.  Thanks for sharing and especially for all the lovely action photos.
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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2012 09:49:58 AM »

How fun!
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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2012 01:17:07 AM »

Very unique work!
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« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2012 01:48:06 AM »

You have done beautifully paper doll prints.....
Its really very cute idea to make some paper doll....
You have done a grate job...
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« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2012 07:56:32 AM »

So great, I am inspired to try my hand at stamp carving. Keep up the killer work!
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« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2012 08:59:04 AM »

These are fantastic! I love Your little dolls and stamps! Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2012 05:42:33 PM »

These are so cool! What a nifty idea! I want to make some now. lol Cheesy I'm wisting this idea too.
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« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2012 12:07:01 PM »

Aw I love the pictures of them all interaction with each other Smiley They are oddly sweet. I think I need to pull out my carving tools and give this a go!
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« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2012 06:56:58 AM »

Adorable!  This gives me so many ideas!  I love the way you've used the rubber-stamps to make 3D elements!
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« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2012 09:47:33 AM »

Such a clever idea... I love them!
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Wow, thanks!  What an honor!  These were fun to make and I'm glad other people like them as we'll!
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« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2013 01:13:16 PM »

This looks like such a fun project Smiley Awesome designing skills. My favorite are the Harlequin/Pierrot characters. Congrats on the award!
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