Saturday, September 20, 2014

Meet LuLu, LeAnn, and Lidia - An Adorable Trio Of Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Dolls


Three of the mixed media Victorian collage and paper-clay shelf sitter art dolls I made recently were a trio of adorable little Victorian girls that I named LuLu, LeAnn, and Lidia.


LuLu - 2" x 3 1/2" x 9 1/4" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll 

LuLu, LeAnn, and Lidia are the cutest, most adorable trio of Victorian little girls. They love to laugh and love having fun. There is never a dull moment when they are around. In fact, they are so mischievous you really have to be on your toes when you're around them.

LuLu is a 2" x 3 1/2" x 9 1/4" mixed media Victorian wood doll with a paper face, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with white trim around her neck. Her paper collage dress has a two layer center band adorned with black and green raised dots. Her collage dress has a two layer waistband with green raised dots. Her dress skirt is five layers with green raised dots. Her hands are paper gloved. A beautiful light green fringed lace shawl is wrapped around her shoulders and adorned with a white silk floral. Her light brown thick dyed alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is wrapped in a bun and adorned with beautiful green and brown bead  decorative lace braid. Green and white ribbon is wrapped around her sponge painted wooden base. A colorful 4 silk floral bouquet adds charm to both the front and back of her base.

For more information please CLICK HERE.


LeAnn - 2" x 3 1/2" x 9 1/4" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll 

LeAnn, LuLu, and Lidia are the cutest, most adorable trio of Victorian little girls. They love to laugh and love having fun. There is never a dull moment when they are around. In fact, they are so mischievous you really have to be on your toes when you're around them.

LeAnn is a 2" x 3 1/2" x 9 1/4" mixed media Victorian wood doll with a paper face, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her black and white outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with white trim around her neck. Her paper collage dress has a center band adorned with lace trim and light teal blue silk ribbon floral. Her collage dress has lace trim around the waist. Her dress skirt is four layers. Her hands are paper gloved. A beautiful light green fringed lace shawl is wrapped around her shoulders and adorned with a light teal blue silk ribbon floral. Her white thick dyed alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber beautifully frames her face and is adorned with a black feather.Black and white ribbon is wrapped around her sponge painted wooden base. A colorful 4 silk floral bouquet adds charm to both the front and back of her base.

For more information please CLICK HERE.


Lidia - 2" x 3 1/2" x 9 1/4" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll 

Lidia, LeAnn, and LuLu are the cutest, most adorable trio of Victorian little girls. They love to laugh and love having fun. There is never a dull moment when they are around. In fact, they are so mischievous you really have to be on your toes when you're around them.

Lidia is a 2" x 3 1/2" x 9 1/4" mixed media Victorian wood doll with a paper face, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with white trim around her neck. Her paper collage dress has a two layer center band adorned with dark blue and light blue raised dots. Her collage dress has a two layer waistband with lace trim and light blue raised dots. Her dress skirt is four layers. A beautiful teal blue fringed lace shawl is wrapped around her shoulders and adorned with a light blue blue silk ribbon floral. Her white thick dyed alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber beautifully frames her face and is adorned with blue, pink, and white feathers. Teal blue and white ribbon is wrapped around her sponge painted wooden base. A colorful 4 silk floral bouquet adds charm to both the front and back of her base.

For more information please CLICK HERE.

Friday, September 19, 2014

My Beautiful Mixed Media Victorian Mannequin Faced Art Dolls



I just love looking at pictures from museums displaying Victorian dresses on mannequins or headless dress forms and have wanted to create some dolls of my own like these. This time I decided to combine my mixed media Victorian collage art dolls with mannequin faces. This means they have the shape of a head and indentures of a face, but nothing is painted. Please meet Penelope, Pauline, and Page. I hope you love them as much as I do.


Penelope - 1 3/4" x 4" x 12" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll 

Penelope, Pauline, and Page are a trio of sisters who are are the epitome of fashion elegance.  They are meticulous as to the details of their outfits and never leave the house without being perfectly attired.

Penelope is a 1 3/4" x 4" x 12" mixed media Victorian wood doll with a mannequin like paper-clay face, blushed cheeks, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and black and white her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with white trim around her neck. Her paper collage dress has a two layer center band adorned with red raised dots and fancy lace trim with silky pearls and purple silk ribbon floral embellishments. Her collage dress has a two layer waistband with red raised dots, lace trim, and burgundy ribbon decorations. Her dress skirt is three layers. Her hands are paper gloved. A beautiful burgundy fringed lace shawl is wrapped around her shoulders and adorned with a large purple silk floral. Her burgundy thick dyed alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is wrapped in a bun and adorned with beautiful white decorative lace trim. Black and white ribbon is wrapped around her sponge painted wooden base. A colorful 4 silk floral bouquet adds charm to both the front and back of her base.

For more information please CLICK HERE.


Pauline - 1 3/4" x 4" x 12" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll 

Pauline, Penelope, and Page are a trio of sisters who are are the epitome of fashion elegance. They are meticulous as to the details of their outfits and never leave the house without being perfectly attired.

Pauline is a 1 3/4" x 4" x 12" mixed media Victorian wood doll with a mannequin like paper-clay face, blushed cheeks, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with white trim around her neck. Her paper collage dress has a two layer center band adorned with green raised dots and fancy lace and ribbon trim. Her collage dress has a two layer waistband with green raised dots. Her dress skirt is four layers. Her hands are paper gloved. A beautiful light green fringed lace shawl is wrapped around her shoulders and adorned with a large green silk floral. Her gray thick dyed alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is wrapped in a bun and adorned with beautiful white decorative lace trim. A blue feather boa is wrapped around her neck.Green and white ribbon is wrapped around her sponge painted wooden base. A colorful 4 silk floral bouquet adds charm to both the front and back of her base.

For more information please CLICK HERE.


Page - 1 3/4" x 4" x 12" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll 

Page, Pauline, and Penelope are a trio of sisters who are are the epitome of fashion elegance. They are meticulous as to the details of their outfits and never leave the house without being perfectly attired.

Page is a 1 3/4" x 4" x 12" mixed media Victorian wood doll with a mannequin like paper-clay face, blushed cheeks, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with white trim around her neck. Her paper collage dress has a center band adorned with blue raised dots and fancy lace and ribbon trim and there is a lace and ribbon trim bow decoration under her neck. Her collage dress has a two layer waistband with blue raised dots and fancy lace and ribbon trim. Her dress skirt is four layers.  Her hands are paper gloved. A beautiful teal green fringed lace shawl is wrapped around her shoulders and adorned with a large baby blue silk floral. Her white thick dyed alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is wrapped in a bun and adorned with beautiful lace and ribbon trim.  Teal blue and white ribbon is wrapped around her sponge painted wooden base. A colorful 4 silk floral bouquet adds charm to both the front and back of her base.

For more information please CLICK HERE.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Beautiful Trio Of Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Dolls - Meet Catherine, Chelsea, and Camille



Three of the mixed media Victorian collage art dolls I made recently were a trio of sisters that I named Catherine, Chelsea, and Camille.


Catherine - 2 3/4" x 5 1/2" x 14 1/2" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll 

Catherine, Chelsea, and Camille are a trio of sisters who are always competing with each other. Who is the smartest, who is the prettiest, who is the most dignified, who has the most handsome beau. You name it. They compete over it.

Catherine is a 2 3/4" x 5 1/2" x 14 1/2" mixed media Victorian wood doll with a paper face, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished black and white paper collage adorned with white trim around her neck. Her paper collage dress has a two layer center band adorned with pearl dot, lace and ribbon trim and a beautiful pearl and silk ribbon flower decoration. Her waistband is two layers and is adorned with a lace trim and raised red dots.  Her dress skirt is four layers and adorned with beautiful black decorative braid trim. A beautiful white crocheted shawl with black decorative fringe trim is wrapped around her shoulders and adorned with a black silk floral with white pearls. Her brown thick alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is wrapped in a bun and adorned with beautiful white crocheted trim. Black and white ribbon is wrapped around her sponge painted wooden base. A colorful 6 silk floral bouquet adds charm to both the front and back of her base.

For more information please CLICK HERE.


 Chelsea - 2 3/4" x 5 1/2" x 14 1/2" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll 

Chelsea, Catherine, and Camille are a trio of sisters who are always competing with each other. Who is the smartest, who is the prettiest, who is the most dignified, who has the most handsome beau. You name it. They compete over it.

Chelsea is a 2 3/4" x 5 1/2" x 14 1/2" mixed media Victorian wood doll with a paper face, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with white trim around her neck. Her paper collage dress has a three layer center band adorned with black raised dots and green raised dots. Her waistband is three layers and is adorned with raised green dots.  Her dress skirt is five layers and adorned with green raised dots.  Her hands are paper gloved and her dress sleeves are adorned with raised green dots.  A beautiful cream colored lace shawl with floral ribbon decorative  trim is wrapped around her shoulders and adorned with a large crocheted pendant with white pearl. Her brown thick alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is wrapped in a bun and adorned with light green pearl and lace trim. Green and white ribbon is wrapped around her sponge painted wooden base. A colorful 6 silk floral bouquet adds charm to both the front and back of her base.

For more information please CLICK HERE.


 Camille - 2 3/4" x 5 1/2" x 14 1/2" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll 

Camille, Chelsea, and Catherine are a trio of sisters who are always competing with each other. Who is the smartest, who is the prettiest, who is the most dignified, who has the most handsome beau. You name it. They compete over it.

Camille is a 2 3/4" x 5 1/2" x 14 1/2" mixed media Victorian wood doll with a paper face, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with white trim around her neck. Her paper collage dress has a two layer center band adorned with blue raised dots and white silk ribbon flowers with white pearls. Her collage dress has a raised paper waistband.  Her dress skirt is four layers and adorned with blue raised dots.  Her hands are paper gloved and her dress sleeves are adorned with raised blue dots.  A beautiful white crocheted lace shawl with green decorative  fringe trim is wrapped around her shoulders and adorned with a large white silk floral with white pearl center cluster. Her gray thick alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is wrapped in a bun and adorned with beautiful white decorative lace trim. Teal blue and white ribbon is wrapped around her sponge painted wooden base. A colorful 6 silk floral bouquet adds charm to both the front and back of her base.

For more information please CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Dolls - Meet Gail, Gertrude, and Gloria



Three of the mixed media Victorian collage  art dolls I made recently were a trio of pleasantly plump Victorian sisters that I named Gail, Gertrude, and Gloria.


Gail - 1 1/2" x 7" x 9 1/2" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll 

Gail,  Gertrude, and Gloria are a trio of sisters who just love to have fun. They love to dance, sing, play the piano, and hope one day to become actresses.

Gail is a 1 1/2" x 7" x 9 1/2" mixed media Victorian wood doll with a paper face, pink painted finger nails, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with white lace trim around her neck embellished with a blue silk ribbon flower.  Her paper collage dress has a two layer center band adorned with raised white dots, waistband adorned with a paper flower, sleeves adorned with raised white dots, and two layer dress skirt adorned with lime green silk ribbon leaves.  A beautiful shawl is wrapped around her shoulders and tied in a knot. Her gray thick alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is wrapped in a bun and adorned with the lime green silk ribbon leaves that adorn her dress. A floral bouquet and dove add charm to her collage outfit.  Green and white ribbon is wrapped around her sponge painted wooden base.

For more information please CLICK HERE.



Gertrude - 1 1/2" x 7" x 9 1/2" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll 

Gertrude, Gail, and Gloria are a trio of sisters who just love to have fun. They love to dance, sing, play the piano, and hope one day to become actresses.

Gertrude is a 1 1/2" x 7" x 9 1/2"mixed media Victorian wood doll with a paper face, purple painted finger nails, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with white lace trim around her neck. Her paper collage dress has a three layer center band adorned with raised black dots, lace trim and blue velvet ribbons. Her waistband is adorned with a beautiful blue and white silk ribbon braid and white silk floral and her sleeves are adorned with raised black dots, lace trim and blue velvet ribbon. Her dress skirt is four layers and adorned with burgundy and blue roses tied with blue velvet ribbon. A beautiful shawl is wrapped around her shoulders and tied in a knot. Her brown thick alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is wrapped in a bun and adorned with the beautiful blue and white silk ribbon braid and white silk floral that adorns her dress. Navy blue and white ribbon is wrapped around her sponge painted wooden base.

For more information please CLICK HERE.


Gloria - 1 1/2" x 7" x 9 1/2" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll 

Gloria, Gail, and Gertrude are a trio of sisters who just love to have fun. They love to dance, sing, play the piano, and hope one day to become actresses.

Gloria is a 1 1/2" x 7" x 9 1/2" mixed media Victorian wood doll with a paper face, purple painted finger nails, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with white lace trim and ribbon bow around her neck. Her paper collage dress has a two layer center band adorned with raised blue dots. Her waistband is adorned with a white silk floral and her sleeves are adorned with lace trim, raised blue dots and ribbon bow. Her dress skirt is two layers and adorned with raised purple dot bangles with blue raised dots.   A beautiful shawl is wrapped around her shoulders and tied in a knot. Her light brown thick alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is wrapped in a bun and adorned with white flower and leaves braid.  Paper water lilies add charm to her collage outfit.  Baby blue and white ribbon is wrapped around her sponge painted wooden base.

For more information please CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

An Adorable Trio Of Maidens - Bea, Bailey, and Betty



Three of the mixed media Victorian collage and paper-clay shelf sitter art dolls I made recently were a trio of adorable maidens. They're a trio of sisters that I named Bea, Bailey, and Betty.


Bea - 4" x 4 1/2" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Shelf Sitter Art Doll 

Bea, Bailey, and Betty are an adorable trio of sisters who are maidens. They don't mind doing their chores, but much prefer romping in the park together or collecting berries in the fields together. Whatever it is they are doing they are always in playful competition with each other.

Bea is a 4" x 4 1/2" x 3/4" mixed media Victorian shelf sitter wood doll with a paper face, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with center band with raised white and pink dots and waistband adorned with pink raised dots. White lace trim is wrapped around her neck. Her beautiful burgundy thick alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is fastened in pigtails and tied with burgundy ribbon bows. A Victorian paper fan adds charm to her collage outfit.

For more information please CLICK HERE.



Bailey- 4" x 4 1/2" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Shelf Sitter Art Doll 

Bailey, Bea, and Betty are an adorable trio of sisters who are maidens. They don't mind doing their chores, but much prefer romping in the park together or collecting berries in the fields together. Whatever it is they are doing they are always in playful competition with each other.

Bailey is a 4" x 4 1/2" x 3/4" mixed media Victorian shelf sitter wood doll with a paper face, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with center band with raised white and pink dots and waistband adorned with pink raised dots. White lace trim adorned with a burgundy ribbon bow is wrapped around her neck. Her beautiful blond braided yarn hair is adorned with a tulip embroidered ribbon.   A Victorian paper fan adds charm to her collage outfit.

For more information please CLICK HERE.


Betty- 4" x 4 1/2" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Shelf Sitter Art Doll 

Betty, Bailey, and Bea are an adorable trio of sisters who are maidens. They don't mind doing their chores, but much prefer romping in the park together or collecting berries in the fields together. Whatever it is they are doing they are always in playful competition with each other.

Betty is a 4" x 4 1/2" x 3/4" mixed media Victorian shelf sitter wood doll with a paper face, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with center band with raised white and pink dots and waistband adorned with pink raised dots. White lace trim adorned with a burgundy ribbon bow is wrapped around her neck. Her beautiful gray thick alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is wrapped around her head in a bun and is adorned with a burgundy embroidered braid. A Victorian paper fan adds charm to her collage outfit.

For more information please CLICK HERE.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Lucy, Lacy, and Lilly - A Beautiful Trio of Mixed Media Victorian Shelf Sitters



Three of the mixed media Victorian collage and paper-clay shelf sitter art dolls I made recently were a trio of Victorian shelf sitter wood dolls. They're a trio of sisters that I named Lucy, Lacy, and Lilly.


Lucy - 4 1/2" x 5" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Shelf Sitter Art Doll 

Lucy, Lacy, and Lilly are a trio of sisters who are as different as they are beautiful. Lucy is a delicate flower who has an over abundance of compassion.  Lacy, on the other hand, is whimsical and flirtatious while Lilly is a deep thinker who cares about everyone and everything.

Lucy is a 4 1/2" x 5" x 3/4" mixed media Victorian shelf sitter wood doll with a paper face, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit  is an embellished paper collage dress with a two tier cape with raised orange dots. Orange lace trim adorned with a paper floral is wrapped around her neck. Her beautiful brown thick alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is wrapped in a bun and adorned with a delicate white flower and leaf ribbon braid. A white flower and butterfly add charm to her collage outfit.

For more information please CLICK HERE.


Lacy - 4 1/2" x 5" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Shelf Sitter Art Doll 

Lacy, Lucy, and Lilly are a trio of sisters who are as different as they are beautiful. Lucy is a delicate flower who has an over abundance of compassion.  Lacy, on the other hand, is whimsical and flirtatious while Lilly is a deep thinker who cares about everyone and everything.

Lacy is a 4 1/2" x 5" x 3/4" mixed media Victorian shelf sitter wood doll with a paper face, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit  is an embellished paper collage dress with a two tier cape with raised black dots. White lace trim adorned with a beautiful pearl and silk ribbon flower is wrapped around her neck. Her beautiful brown thick alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is wrapped in a bun and adorned with a delicate white flower and leaf ribbon braid. A bouquet of flowers and butterfly add charm to her collage outfit.

For more information please CLICK HERE.


Lilly - 4 1/2" x 5" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Shelf Sitter Art Doll 

Lilly, Lucy, and Lacy are a trio of sisters who are as different as they are beautiful. Lucy is a delicate flower who has an over abundance of compassion.  Lacy, on the other hand, is whimsical and flirtatious while Lilly is a deep thinker who cares about everyone and everything.

Lilly is a 4 1/2" x 5" x 3/4" mixed media Victorian shelf sitter wood doll with a paper face, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage dress with center band with raised white dots, waistband, and cape with raised blue dots and blue bow. Her beautiful dark gray thick alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is wrapped in a bun and adorned with a dressy silver braid. A bouquet of flowers and butterfly add charm to her collage outfit.

For more information please CLICK HERE.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pat, Polly, and Phebe - New Mixed Media Victorian Shelf Sitter Art Dolls



Three of the mixed media Victorian collage shelf sitter art dolls I made recently were a trio of Victorian sisters that I named Pat, Polly, and Phebe.


Pat - 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Shelf Sitter Art Doll 

Pat, Polly, and Phebe are a trio of sisters who love spending time together. Whether it's shopping, sitting around talking, sewing, cooking, or just fanning themselves with their beautiful Victorian fans you'll find them together.

Pat is a 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" x 3/4" mixed media Victorian shelf sitter wood doll with a paper face, pink painted finger nails, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage two tier bodice dress with raised orange dots, dark green waistband and green cape with raised orange dots. Orange lace trim adorned with a print pattern paper flower is wrapped around her neck. Her light brown thick alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is wrapped in a bun and adorned with a white flower and leaf ribbon braid. She is holding a Victorian paper fan in her hands.

For more information please CLICK HERE.


Polly - 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Shelf Sitter Art Doll 

Polly, Pat, and Phebe are a trio of sisters who love spending time together. Whether it's shopping, sitting around talking, sewing, cooking, or just fanning themselves with their beautiful Victorian fans you'll find them together.

Polly is a 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" x 3/4" mixed media Victorian shelf sitter wood doll with a paper face, pink painted finger nails, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage dress with center band with white raised dots, dark green waistband and sleeves adorned with raised purple dots.  She has a two tier cape with raised purple dots. White lace trim adorned with a silk ribbon floral is wrapped around her neck. Her beautiful white thick alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is wrapped in a bun and adorned with a delicate pink rose embroidered flower and leaf ribbon braid. She is holding a Victorian paper fan in her hands.

For more information please CLICK HERE.


Phebe - 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Shelf Sitter Art Doll 

Phebe, Polly, and Pat  are a trio of sisters who love spending time together. Whether it's shopping, sitting around talking, sewing, cooking, or just fanning themselves with their beautiful Victorian fans you'll find them together.

Phebe is a 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" x 3/4" mixed media Victorian shelf sitter wood doll with a paper face, pink painted finger nails, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage dress with center band with white raised dots, waistband, and sleeves with raised blue dots.  She has a floral print cape with raised blue dots.  White lace trim adorned with a red silk ribbon floral is wrapped around her neck. Her beautiful brown thick alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is wrapped in a bun and adorned with a white flower and leaf ribbon braid. She is holding a Victorian paper fan in her hands.

For more information please CLICK HERE.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Martin, Manfred, and Morris - New Mixed Media Man In the Moon Shelf Sitter Art Dolls



Three of the mixed media Victorian collage and paper-clay shelf sitter art dolls I made recently were a trio of Man In the Moon wood dolls with paper-clay faces. They're a trio of brothers that I named Martin, Manfred, and Morris.


Martin - 4" x 4" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Collage Man In The Moon Shelf Sitter Art Doll With Paper-clay Face

Martin, Manfred, and Morris are a trio of brothers that have the weight of the world on their shoulders.  They're job is to protect the world and ensure peace and harmony in the universe.  A heavy responsibility indeed.

Martin is a 4" x 4" x 3/4" mixed media shelf sitter Man In The Moon wood doll with a yellow painted paper-clay face with black pupils, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished suit and tie. His sides and back are sponge painted and his outfit is an embellished paper collage shirt, vest with pockets, and tie. White paper rays adorned with yellow ribbon trim is wrapped around his head.

For more information please CLICK HERE.


Manfred - 4" x 4" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Collage Man In The Moon Shelf Sitter Art Doll With Paper-clay Face

Martin, Manfred, and Morris are a trio of brothers that have the weight of the world on their shoulders.  They're job is to protect the world and ensure peace and harmony in the universe.  A heavy responsibility indeed.

Manfred is a 4" x 4" x 3/4" mixed media shelf sitter Man In The Moon wood doll with a yellow painted paper-clay face with black pupils, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished suit and tie. His sides and back are sponge painted and his outfit is an embellished paper collage shirt, vest with pockets, and tie. White paper rays adorned with yellow ribbon trim is wrapped around his head.

For more information please CLICK HERE.


Morris - 4" x 4" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Collage Man In The Moon Shelf Sitter Art Doll With Paper-clay Face

Martin, Manfred, and Morris are a trio of brothers that have the weight of the world on their shoulders.  They're job is to protect the world and ensure peace and harmony in the universe.  A heavy responsibility indeed.

Morris is a 4" x 4" x 3/4" mixed media shelf sitter Man In The Moon wood doll with a yellow painted paper-clay face with black pupils, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished suit and tie. His sides and back are sponge painted and his outfit is an embellished paper collage shirt, vest with pockets, and tie. White paper rays adorned with yellow ribbon trim is wrapped around his head.

For more information please CLICK HERE.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Peace, Serenity, and Composure - My New Mixed Media Victorian Collage and Paper-clay Art Dolls



Three of the mixed media Victorian collage and paper-clay art dolls I made recently were a trio of wood dolls - two with paper-clay faces and one with a paper face. They're a trio of sisters that I named Peace, Serenity, and Composure.


Peace - 2" x 3 1/2" x 9" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll With Paper-clay Face

Peace, Serenity, and Composure are a trio of sisters who do everything together. Where there's Peace you'll find Serenity and Composure. Where there's Serenity you'll find Peace and Composure. And, where there's Composure you'll find Peace and Serenity.

Peace is a 2" x 3 1/2" x 9" mixed media Victorian wood doll with a painted paper-clay face with lilac blushed eyelids, rosy cheeks, pink painted finger nails, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with lace trim and ribbon trim. A gathered lace and ribbon over-skirt serves as a bustle for her outfit. An embroidered shawl is wrapped around her shoulders and fastened with a pearl beaded button. Her light gray thick alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is wrapped in a bun and adorned with a dressy silver braid. Lilac ribbon trim is wrapped around her sponge painted wooden base.

For more information please CLICK HERE.


Serenity - 2" x 3 1/2" x 9" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll With Paper-clay Face

Peace, Serenity, and Composure are a trio of sisters who do everything together. Where there's Serenity you'll find Peace and Composure. Where there's Peace you'll find Serenity and Composure. And, where there's Composure you'll find Peace and Serenity.

Serenity is a 2" x 3 1/2" x 9" mixed media Victorian wood doll with a painted paper-clay face with blue blushed eyelids, rosy cheeks, red painted finger nails, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with lace trim and ribbon trim. A fancy lace embroidered shawl is wrapped around her shoulders and fastened with a red silk floral. Her light brown thick alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is wrapped in a bun and adorned with a white flower and leaf braid. Blue polka dot ribbon trim is wrapped around her sponge painted wooden base.

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Composure - 2" x 3 1/2" x 9" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll With Paper-clay Face

Peace, Serenity, and Composure are a trio of sisters who do everything together. Where there's Composure you'll find Peace and Serenity. Where there's Serenity you'll find Peace and Composure. And, where there's Peace you'll find Serenity and Composure.

Composure is a 2" x 3 1/2" x 9" mixed media Victorian wood doll with a paper face, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with lace trim and pearl drop ribbon trim. A fancy lace embroidered shawl is wrapped around her shoulders and fastened with a purple silk floral and a beautiful burgundy silk floral is fastened below her neck. Her light brown thick alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is wrapped in a bun and adorned with a  beautiful lilac flower and leaf silk ribbon braid. Burgundy polka dot ribbon trim is wrapped around her sponge painted wooden base.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Gotta Love Mixed Media Multi-Holiday and Multi-Season Collage Art Blocks


Finally Fall has arrived and I couldn't be happier.  If you're a reader of my Linda's Blog you know why.  If you're not and are wondering why it's because Fall is my favorite season for decorating.

In a previous post entitled A Perfect Decoration For Multi Seasons and Multi Holidays I told you a story about my Mother's love for decorating but her problem with living in a small apartment with little space for decorating.

I also told you that in thinking about this over the years and thinking about my own need to down size a little on my decorations I thought about handmade decorations that could be left out for several holidays and several seasons.  For me that would mean something I could bring out in September and leave out until March.  But, what kind of form would be conducive to that?

Well, after experimenting with the mixed media art dolls I had learned to make in my latest Artful Gathering class and thinking about multi level wood blocks a light bulb went off in my head.  The multi level wood blocks would be perfect for a multi seasonal multi holiday mixed media collage decoration that could be left out for many months.

Since the Fall, Christmas, and Winter seasons are my favorite times of the year I thought my blocks should have a Fall side,  a Christmas side, a Winter side, and a Halloween side.  And, best of all, they could be left out for 7 months.  All you'd have to do was turn the block for the season or holiday you wanted.

Initially, I ended up creating four 3-tier mixed media collage art block towers with  a Fall side,  a Christmas side, a Winter side, and a Halloween side.

I didn't realize until I started making my collage art blocks how much work they were going to be and how time consuming mixed media collage really is.  And, time is my enemy.  I just never have enough of it to do everything I want to do.

However, despite my lack of time I had so much fun making my initial blocks I decided to make some more.  So I made two 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 9 1/2" mixed media collage art block towers with  a Fall side,  a Christmas side, a Winter side, and a Halloween side and three 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 5 1/2" mixed media mini art lock towers with a Fall side,  a Christmas side, a Winter side, and a Halloween side.  I also made a bunch of other mixed media collage type crafts, but that's for another post.

If you love mixed media collage art and you're looking for a decoration that doesn't take up a lot of room and can be left out from September 1st until March 31st our 3-tier Fall, Halloween, Christmas, and Winter mixed media art collage cube tower would be a perfect fit.

With a Fall side,  a Christmas side, a Winter side, and a Halloween side all you have to do is turn the block for the season or holiday you want.

My decoration is perfect for anyone with limited space for displaying decorations and limited space for storing decorations.

Fall, Halloween, Christmas, and Winter 3-Tier Handmade Mixed Media Art Collage Cube Tower A -  3 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 9 1/2"

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Fall, Halloween, Christmas, and Winter 3-Tier Handmade Mixed Media Art Collage Cube Tower B -  3 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 9 1/2"

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Fall, Halloween, Christmas, and Winter 3-Tier Handmade Mixed Media Art Collage Mini Cube Tower  A -  2" x 2" x 5 1/2"

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Fall, Halloween, Christmas, and Winter 3-Tier Handmade Mixed Media Art Collage Mini Cube Tower B -  2" x 2" x 5 1/2"

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Fall, Halloween, Christmas, and Winter 3-Tier Handmade Mixed Media Art Collage Mini Cube Tower C -  2" x 2" x 5 1/2"

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Confused Trio of Witches - Meet Hazel, Hazlett, and Harem Mixed Media Collage Witches


I just love witches so, of course, when I was deciding what mixed media Victorian collage shelf sitter dolls I wanted to make I had to make a trio of witches.


Hazel- 6" x 6" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Shelf Sitter Witch Doll With Paper-clay Face

Hazel, Hazlett, and Harem are a trio of witches are as ugly as they are confused.   Halloween is coming up and they have lost their witches brew recipe.  They've looked everywhere and cannot find it.  Without it Halloween will just not be the same.  Can you help them?

Hazel is a 6" x 6" x 3/4" mixed media Victorian witch wood doll with a painted paper-clay face with black bead eyes, red painted mouth, rosy blushed cheeks, black painted finger nails, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is a multi-layer embellished paper collage with black paper cape tied with a ribbon bow under her neck. Her light gray curly alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is barely controlled under her witches hat.  A paper jack-o-lantern with painted face and sword and key steam-punk paper image add charm to her collage outfit.

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Hazlett - 6" x 6" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Shelf Sitter Witch Doll With Paper-clay Face

Hazlett, Hazel, and Harem are a trio of witches are as ugly as they are confused.   Halloween is coming up and they have lost their witches brew recipe.  They've looked everywhere and cannot find it.  Without it Halloween will just not be the same.  Can you help them?

Hazlett is a 6" x 6" x 3/4" mixed media Victorian witch wood doll with a painted paper-clay face with black bead eyes, red painted mouth, rosy blushed cheeks, black painted finger nails, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is a multi-layer embellished paper collage with black paper cape tied with a ribbon bow under her neck. Her light gray curly alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is barely controlled under her witches hat.  A paper jack-o-lantern with painted face and sword and key steam-punk paper image add charm to her collage outfit.

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Harem - 6" x 6" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Shelf Sitter Witch Doll With Paper-clay Face

Harem, Hazlett, and Hazel are a trio of witches are as ugly as they are confused.   Halloween is coming up and they have lost their witches brew recipe.  They've looked everywhere and cannot find it.  Without it Halloween will just not be the same.  Can you help them?

Harem is a 6" x 6" x 3/4" mixed media Victorian witch wood doll with a painted paper-clay face with black bead eyes, red painted mouth, rosy blushed cheeks, black painted finger nails, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is a multi-layer embellished paper collage with black paper cape tied with a ribbon bow under her neck. Her light gray curly alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is barely controlled under her witches hat.  A paper jack-o-lantern with painted face and sword and key steam-punk paper image add charm to her collage outfit.

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My New Mixed Media Collage Scarecrow Shelf Sitters - Meet Harold and Hank



What would Fall be like without an adorable scarecrow decoration?  So, of course, when I was deciding what types of mixed media collage shelf sitters I wanted to make recently I had to include scarecrows.  So I made a pair of scarecrows with paper-clay faces that I named Harold and Hank.


Harold - 4" x 5 1/2" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Santa Shelf Sitter Doll 

Harold and Hank are a pair of scarecrows that are a little apprehensive as to what they are supposed to do in the field.  They know they're there to scare the crows, but are unsure as to how to do it.  After all they don't want to be mean.

Harold is a 4" x 5 1/2" x 3/4" mixed media Victorian Santa wood doll with a paper-clay painted face with brushed brown cheeks.  His sides and back are sponge painted and his outfit is a multi-layer embellished paper collage with paper center band and black raised dots.  Paper patches add charm to his collage outfit.  His wild raffia hair is barely controlled under his straw hat.    An orange bow is tied under his neck.

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Hank - 4" x 5 1/2" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Santa Shelf Sitter Doll

Hank and Harold are a pair of scarecrows that are a little apprehensive as to what they are supposed to do in the field. They know they're there to scare the crows, but are unsure as to how to do it. After all they don't want to be mean.

Hank is a 4" x 5 1/2" x 3/4" mixed media Victorian Santa wood doll with a paper-clay painted face with brushed brown cheeks. His sides and back are sponge painted and his outfit is a multi-layer embellished paper collage with paper center band and black raised dots. Paper patches add charm to his collage outfit. His wild raffia hair is barely controlled under his straw hat. An orange bow is tied under his neck.

For more information please CLICK HERE.