Monday, April 09, 2018

My Mixed Media Shelf Sitter Saintly Angel Dolls Twins - Meet Marie Angelic and Marie Blessings


One of the wonderful things about creating angel dolls is they're appropriate for so many holidays, seasons and just for everyday.  As a result I have created many over the years.  Some come out at Christmas, some come out at Easter, and some are out year round.  

They can be made of cloth, wood, a combination of cloth and wood, paper-clay, paper, cross-stitched, needle felted, and embroidered.  

So, when I got a chance  to make some mixed media Victorian shelf sitter angel dolls I jumped at the chance.  Meet Marie Angelic and Marie Blessings.

If ever there were a saintly pair of twins it would be have to be Marie Angelic and Marie Blessings.  They are the sweetest, most angelic pair of twins you'd ever want to meet.  Both are thankful every day for their blessings and are not afraid to express their gratitude with love and compassion.  They also both share a love of  singing and are prominent in the angelic choir. 


Marie Angelic -  8" x 4" x 1/2" Handmade Mixed Media Shelf Sitter Collage Angel 

Marie Angelic is a 8" 4" x 1/2" mixed media Victorian shelf sitter  angel wood doll with a paper face,  sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted. Her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with silver sleeve cuff  paper trim and white and silver raised dots.   Braided lace trim decorates her neck and gathered lace trim is wrapped around her waistband.

Her beautiful face is framed with a full head of curly blond hair that is held back with a lace and gold trim headband. Her heavenly wings are combination of a hardened crochet doily embellished with white ribbon loops.  She is holding a Christmas carols book.


Marie Blessings -  8" x 4" x 1/2" Handmade Mixed Media Shelf Sitter Collage Angel

Marie Blessings is a 8" 4" x 1/2" mixed media Victorian shelf sitter  angel wood doll with a paper face,  sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted. Her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with silver sleeve cuff  paper trim and white and silver raised dots.   Braided lace trim decorates her neck and gathered lace trim is wrapped around her waistband.

Her beautiful face is framed with a full head of curly brown hair that is held back with a lace and pearl drop trim headband. Her heavenly wings are combination of a hardened crochet doily embellished with white ribbon loops.  She is holding a Christmas carols book.

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Revisions to My Victorian Mixed Media Shelf Sitter Art Dolls - Meet Bea, Bailey, and Betty.


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.

They are mixed media Victorian collage and paper-clay shelf sitter art dolls that I made back in September 2014. 

Here's how they looked when I first made them:


While I was initially pleased with the way they came out over time I decided they needed a little more height for their heads to give them a little more dimension so I decided to add bonnets to their heads.

Here's how they look with their bonnets:

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Revisions to My Mixed Media Victorian Munchkin Art Dolls - Gail, Gertrude, and Gloria



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.

They are pleasantly plump mixed media Victorian collage art dolls that I made back in September 2014.

I wasn't totally happy with them as I thought the faces on two of the dolls were just a little too big and there wasn't enough definition between the bodies, head and hair on all three dolls.  The proportions were all off.   So, I decided to change them and add bonnets to the top of their heads for better overall proportions with the shelf sitter parts of their bodies.

The picture shown below is how they looked then:


Here's how they look now:

Thursday, April 05, 2018

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



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.

They are mixed media Victorian collage art dolls that I made back in September of 2014.  Shown below is how they looked back then.


Shown below and in the picture at the top of this post is how they look now:

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

I Had To Revise My Beautiful Mixed Media Victorian Mannequin Faced Art Dolls - Penelope, Pauline, and Page


I just love looking at pictures from museums displaying Victorian dresses on mannequins or headless dress forms and back in September of 2014 I wanted to create some mannequin dolls of my own.  So, back then I decided to combine my mixed media Victorian collage art dolls with mannequin faces. That meant they had to have the shape of a head and indentures of a face, but nothing painted.

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.



Initially I was happy with the way Penelope, Pauline, and Page had turned out (as shown in the picture above) as I had never sculpted mannequin faces before and, as you all know, LOVE faceless dolls.  Over time and as I learned more about painting faces I decided I'd like to see how they looked with faces so I decided to revise them as shown in the picture at the top of this post.

Penelope is the doll shown on the left in the 2nd picture from the top of this post above.  Here's how she used to look:

Monday, April 02, 2018

I Had to Revise My 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 back in September of 2014 were a trio of sisters that I named Catherine, Chelsea, and Camille.

They 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.

Shown below is how they looked back in September 2014.


Shown below and in the picture at the top of this post is how they look now:

Sunday, April 01, 2018

My 2 in 1 "James and Anna" Graduation Dolls New Combo E-Pattern


Graduations are always a wonderful occasion - especially if you're having a party.  And what could be more adorable for a graduation party centerpiece decoration then a graduation boy and girl doll.

If you're looking for a unique graduation party decoration then you're going to love our "James and Anna" 2 in 1 combo e-pattern.


Revisions To A Beautiful Trio Of Victorian Collage Shelf Sitter Mixed Media Art Dolls - Meet Pat, Polly and Phebe



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.

They are mixed media Victorian collage shelf sitter art dolls that I made back in September of 2014.


I was never happy with the way they turned out and thought they could be approved upon.  So, I decided to change their faces from paper faces to paper-clay sculpted and painted faces with paper and painted eyes.