Thursday, September 17, 2009

My new Art Dolls for the ArtChix swap

I have to admit that I am behind the times as far as the whole Art Doll trend goes. I just now made my first few. I did make some for the AlphaStamps swap but I didn't really consider those Art Dolls for some reason. At any rate, for the Art Doll swap over at ArtChix Studios, I ended up making two sets of six. I think they turned out okay being that they were my first effort. I have got to give it up for those of you who make them all the time, and make them well. I didn't realize how hard they were to make. Well, hard for me any way. The arms and legs are of course the hardest to get right in my opinion. There's just a lot more that go into them than I even realized. I ended up using magazine legs and arms that I copied and reduced for four of the dolls and the rest I used a template I found on-line.

I don't know what most people do, but I had to add cardstock to the back of mine. I couldn't stand them being flimsy. If you want to see the master at Art Doll making in my opinion, check out Laura Haviland's blog ( I have a whole new appreciation for her and all the hundreds of Art Dolls that she has made. Wow, now I know what a talent she really is. Of course I already knew she was extremely talented though. She has a fondness for the Character Construction doll parts. Like I told her, I actually spent quite a bit of money buying the whole Character Construction's "Queen of Tart's" line and I have literally not used one of those stamps as of yet. But I'll get to them, it's just a matter of time.
These are the first four.


  1. Thank you my dear friend Shannon, your Art Dolls are screaming "fabulous" !!! They are so full of imagination and style. I love each and everyone of them. Your are so very talented,I love what you create. I can't wait to see what you create with Character Constructions, you will never be bored wiht those marvelous stamps.
    I added all my images to a heavy cardstock, they will last longer.
    Happy Creating Awesome Shannon, these dolls are so cool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love them.
    P.S. I am away till maybe Monday,doing a weekend art class with Ardrea Bird.
    Sorry have not been visiting, busy week.

  2. I Love these girls! You did an awesome job!