Recently, Mary gave away her much loved American Girl
paper dolls. It was hard for her to part with them, but
knowing how much her cousin, Haley loved AG, and
the fact Mary felt she outgrew them, she agreed to
give them away. I was so proud of her I decided to
get her a new "mature" paper doll book. And from
the smile on Mary's face, you can tell how much
she loves her new found artistic side!
Have you ever heard of "Collage Couture" by Julie Nutting?
This book is packed with techniques and ideas for
creating your very own paper dolls.
Mary made her first out of the back of
a cereal box with crepe paper dress, blue ribbon,
and scrap book paper hair and shoes.
Her second doll was made from scrap
book paper and sparklies.
My favorite part about this book is
it's for girls of all ages! I can't wait
to try a few myself.
With the approval of Julie Nutting,
here are a few pictures of the
inside of the book - just to
give you a glimpse of the eye candy.
This book shows you how to sketch your own bodies and
clothing, as well as backgrounds should you want
to display them.
While Mary was in her art class,
I read the entire book, including the Introduction
(which I rarely read!)
I always loved paper dolls and even remember
cutting out the cartoons in the Sunday paper
and playing with them.
I had thought about waiting until Christmas
to give this to Mary, but it's been a great
way for her to spend some time during the
Pennsylvania heat wave.
I always appreciate when someone shows us a new
book, technique, or idea to learn from. This was one book
I thought was worth blogging about!