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The Marie Antoinette art doll journal-vol 4

So I’m in the situation room, my lab,…the art room, my craft workshop…you know…lol…and I’m working on this lovely lady. She is waiting for her owner to show up lol…I’m making her beautiful lol..It’s all good!.

The Marie Antoinette art doll journal is a creation of my art dolls combined with a journal.

Each artdoll is created on a paper mache frame with a DAS clay base. I then paint them with flesh tones and create the doll body over a box which houses the little journal inside. You can see my video about my art doll journals here— https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KImPqxaynkQ&t=3s 

They are created with the idea of Marie Antoinette in mind. I am calling each doll a volume. Anyone who appreciates art dolls and or journals can surly appreciate the time and effort that goes into creating them both.

To have a little keepsake like this I am sure is one of a kind. I beautiful display and a place to journal as well. These little artdoll journals will make great gifts as well as keepsake heirlooms. A beautiful creation over all I am very pleased with the way this one is turning out. She is NOT finished yet- …also I am working on filling the journal with pockets and tuck spots. And once I am done with all that I will display this little beauty on my youtube channel. And she will be available for purchase  in my web store for 122.22. and etsy for 144.44

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Geisha Art doll

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So I’m back in the lab again lol, my lab,…the art room, my craft workshop…you know…lol…and I’m working on this lovely lady. art doll journal is a creation of my art dolls combined with a journal.

Each art doll is created on a paper mache frame with a DAS clay face cover. I then paint them with flesh tones and create the doll body over a box which houses the little journal inside. You can see my video about my art doll journals here— https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KImPqxaynkQ&t=3s

They started with the idea of Marie Antoinette in mind. Now I am just following the enegery of creating. So this little geisha is being created now. I am calling each doll a volume.

Anyone who appreciates art dolls and or journals can surly appreciate the time and effort that goes into creating them both. To have a little keepsake like this I am sure is one of a kind. A beautiful display and a place to journal as well. These little art doll journals will make great gifts as well as keepsake heirlooms.

Meet Geisha artdoll she is what I am working on now. once I finish her and her journal she will be available for purchase in my store and etsy. I will post new pictures as she progresses.

Once she is done i will show her on my youtube channel. If this one is yours you can email me for an invoice or wait for her to hit my store . And she will be available for purchase in my web store at 122.22 and  on etsy at 144.44. much love/

The beginning

Again using detailed paper mache hair and a painted on face. she is coming along nicely. The faces are imperfect and some what indifferent. I simply paint the face on no 3 d effects. Keeping it simple. lol

I do a simple painted face with a sculptured nose raised to give the face some contrast and definition. Afterall this is paper mache lol

Working on her clothing which is a combination of my digital papers and some beautiful india sari.

Here i give you the finished artdoll on the box with a view of the journal cover

And now lets go inside the journal and look at some of these beautiful pages.

I wanted to imitate my large file folder lap-book journal in this one, and it is so divine in a smaller version.

I used the vintage spring papers and the song paper collection for this one, with a few other of my paper collections in between.

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The Marie Antoinette art doll journal-vol 2

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So I’m in the situation room, my lab,…the art room, my craft workshop…you know…lol…and I’m working on this lovely lady. She is waiting for her owner to show up lol…I’m making her beautiful lol..It’s all good!.

The Marie Antoinette art doll journal is a creation of my art dolls combined with a journal.

Each artdoll is created on a paper mache frame with a DAS clay base. I then paint them with flesh tones and create the doll body over a box which houses the little journal inside. You can see my video about my art doll journals here— https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KImPqxaynkQ&t=3s They are created with the idea of Marie Antoinette in mind. I am calling each doll a volume. Anyone who appreciates art dolls and or journals can surly apreciate the time and effort that goes into creating them both. To have a little keepsake like this I am sure is one of a kind. I beautiful display and a place to journal as well. These little artdoll journals will make great gifts as well as keepsake heirlooms.

These little art dolls are really beautiful, but they are imperfect. They have some flaws and they are indifferent. I think they are interesting and gorgeous. I love imperfections. lol. It’s an “art” Doll….Why do they all have to look like super models and flawless beyond any human belief? I like to think of my art dolls as flawed beauties. lol…like humans. lol

I am calling this one Marie volume 2 and she has all the regal  grace and elegance of a Queen.

I wanted this project to be fairly simple, as making art dolls alone can take quite a bit of time and work. So to create one with a journal was indeed a challenge.

However I have worked out the mechanics of this project so I feel confident that this little art-doll journal will become a great heirloom and keepsake for many years to come.

Meet Marie Volume 2

A beautiful creation over all I am very pleased with the way this one is turning out. She is NOT finished yet- In about 4 days she will be done…also I am working on filling the journal with pockets and tuck spots. And once I am done with all that I will display this little beauty on my youtube channel. And she will be available for purchase in my web store at 122.22 and on etsy at 144.44.

This is a sneak peak of the first draft of this beautiful creation. If this one is yours you can email me for an invoice or pick her up when she hits the store sometime this week. Thanks for reading my blog, much love!

Her dress is made of my digital vintage spring and the song collection papers, lace, pearl, butterflies and bling. There are buttons butterflies, roses and pearls in here hair , with a spray of teardrop pearls. She hold a fan in hand which I painted with flowers and gold trim. The journal itself is a collection of my papers including the song collection in bits and pieces. The doll base is a full box and the journal fits seamlessly into the side of the dress. Absolutely beautiful.

Marie volume 2 is a  Citrine crystal doll, she is adorned with citrine crystal beads, designed to help one with  prosperity and abundance. Called The Merchant’s Stone for its properties of increase in the cashbox, sparkling yellow Citrine not only assists in acquiring wealth, but helps in maintaining it. It is a stone of abundance and manifestation, attracting wealth and prosperity, success and all things good. It also encourages generosity and sharing good fortune. Citrine assists in all fast money ventures, and is especially helpful in financial speculation and for commercial success. Carry one in the purse or wallet to attract money and stop excessive outflow. 

I put a lot of detail in the hair as it is made of paper. I wanted to keep these dolls mostly made of paper materials. I guess I am obsessed with creating with paper. It’s amazing what you can do with just paper and some plaster lol..

I changed her face a bit, made the nose a little more keen and added some eyelashes. This makes her face look smaller and more dainty. I generally keep the faces mostly flat and not 3d. However I was not satisfied with her gaze so I changed her. lol..That’s the beauty of being a creator, you can change things lol.

I tried to photograph her in different light so you could see the contrast.

Marie volume 2 stands at 12 and a half inches tall, the base is 6 and a half inches wide. The journal inside is 5 and a half by 3 and a half with a 2 inch spine. There are 3 signatures sewn into this cute little journal. And I  add many tags, envelopes and such like.
This listing is for 1 Marie Antoinette artdoll Project with Junk Journal inside 3 signatures.

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The Marie Antoinette art doll journal-vol1

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So if you’ve read my previous blog here then you are up to date on what I am creating right now. This little project will have at least 3 volumes- there may be more if I can find the time lol.

The Marie Antoinette art doll journal is a creation of my art dolls combined with a journal. This first one I am calling volume 1 has all the grace and elegance of a princess.

I wanted this project to be fairly simple, as making art dolls alone can take quite a bit of time and work. So to create one with a journal was indeed a challenge.

However I have worked out the mechanics of this project so I feel confident that this little art-doll journal will become a great heirloom and keepsake for many years to come.

Marie Volume one is a paper mache art doll, created with paper hair- The pouf or pouffe also “toque” (literally a thick cushion) is a hairstyle and a hairstyling support deriving from 18th century France. It was made popular by the Queen of FranceMarie Antoinette (1755–1793), when she wore it in June 1775 at the coronation of her husband Louis XVI, triggering a wave of young French women to wear their hair in the same manner.[

Her dress is made of my digital song collection papers, lace, pearl, butterflies and bling. There are buttons butterflies and pearls in here hair , with a spray of pink & white roses. The journal itself is a collection of my papers including the song collection in bits and pieces. The doll base is a full box and the journal fits seamlessly into the side of the dress. Absolutely beautiful.

This is a Rose quartz doll, she is adorned with rose quartz crystal beads, designed to help one with feelings of self love, and universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace. Her energy field of vibration is love, happiness and abundance. Her dominate colors are rose and cream and red undertones. She has cute little cream lace gloves on her hands. Her persona is demure, yet with a strong presence, just looking at her brings the feeling of peace and love. Butterflies represent new beginnings and the tear drop pearls are like rain washing away the past. She is a regal pleasure to view indeed. Very spiritual, very healing, very loving energy flows from this one. . All the trimmings of an elegant and graceful being.

A beautiful creation over all I am very pleased with the way this one has turned out. I am working on filling the journal with pockets and tuck spots. And once I am done with that I will display this little beauty on my youtube channel. And she will be available for purchase in my web store at 111.11 and on etsy at 133.33.

Marie volume 1 stands at 11 and a half inches tall, the base is 6 and a half inches wide. She is very light weight and easy to open. The journal inside is 5 and a half by 3 and a half with a 1 inch spine. There are 4 signatures sewn into this cute little journal. And I will add many tags, envelopes and such like. This is a sneak peak of the first draft of this beautiful creation. If this one is yours you can email me for an invoice or pick her up when she hits the store sometime this week. Thanks for reading my blog, much love!

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The Marie Antoinette ART DOLL project.

Greetings greetings greetings my lovelies and i am back with another blog. I stepped away from taking care of hubby for a while and started creating some art dolls. This is what i do to relieve stress lol..I love making art dolls.

My goal with these art dolls is to create mostly everything from paper even the hair is made of paper. So the dress is made of paper and I added some lace trims. Each one will have a little journal in the underside, so cute!

This is a throat chakra doll, designed to help one speak with clarity and confidence. Her energy field of vibration is love, happiness and abundance. Her dominate colors are blue with pink and red undertones. She has cute little blue lace gloves on her hands. Her persona is demure, yet with a strong presence, just looking at her brings confidence and happiness. She is a regal pleasure . All the trimmings of an elegant and graceful being.

These I am calling the Marie project. It’s a full dressed doll with a journal in the bottom. so cute! I will make several of these while i am in my down time and they will show up in my store. Videos will also come to display at some point. Right now While my hubby is recovering he is my main focus. But again i do this to relieve any stress i may encounter.

The only thing i don’t like about creating paper mache dolls is the face is usually not very handsome due to the crumbled paper used to create it with. I am working on that lol…I think I’m going to clean up her face with some oil medium.

Because she is made with wire, her head and arms can move up or down.

the back

Meet Maria 1

So i start out with just a wire and some tape and see where it takes me. lol…

I like to create the energy of aliveness even from the start, so I play around with the design. Coming to life…on your way girl. lol!

Starting to take shape and feels like beauty. lol

Put in the paper hair and the face up

I wanted her to be looking down like she is very demure. This is where I begin to shape the character of the doll into existence.

After the clay and seal I give her a dress coat of my digital paper from the song collection. Beautiful butterflies and roses. And a corset of course! lol I hang some chains from her hair root and add some crystal beads to the ends later.

This one is sitting on my desk, just looking at her is making me feel very happy inside lol. I think I will call her Marie 1…keep it simple lol.

She is so freakin pretty lol..My camera does not give a really good view, video coming as soon as Possible. But anyhoo..this is what i’m working on right now. Marie Artdolls with Journals inside.

Meet “Marie1”. This is a throat chakra doll, designed to help one speak with clarity and confidence. Her energy field of vibration is love, happiness and abundance. Her dominate colors are blue with pink and red undertones. She has cute little blue lace gloves on her hands. Her persona is demure, yet with a strong presence, just looking at her brings confidence and happiness. She is a regal pleasure . All the trimmings of an elegant and graceful being.

Meet Marie 2

I used brown paper bags to create the base

I wanted this one to be different and unusual. I like to add a little spice to the mix. lol

The Mirror shows the back of the dress. The hair on this one is synthetic doll hair, and the dress is made of paper and lace trim

Well my lovelies, these first 2 are mine to keep. They were like prototypes to give me an idea of direction in creating the Marie Antoinette art doll journal. Every thing that comes after these 2 will be available for purchase in my store. much love and thanks for reading my blog!

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The Altered File Folder Corset

Lets alter some file folders and making them into corset loaded envelopes. The Altered File Folder Corset will be so cute and useful for when you send snail mail and happy mail. They are great for sharing birthday cards and small gifts and goodie bags. Make this altered file folder and share it with someone you adore.

altered file folder corset with matching Journal 1

Here you can download the free template for this altered file folder. Watch my video for the how to show and tell on this one. On my youtube at Elegant Creation Channel.

altered file folder corset with matching Journal 2
altered file folder corset with matching Journal 3
altered file folder corset with matching Journal 4
altered file folder corset with matching Journal 5
altered file folder corset with matching Journal 6
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altered file folder corset with matching Journal 8
altered file folder corset with matching Journal 9

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By DOWNLOADING THESE TEMPLATES, you agree to the Terms of Use which state that they are for your personal use only–you may not SALE-claim, transfer this file.

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