Thursday, June 7, 2012

Magnetic Paper Dolls (Embracing Messy guest post)

In case you missed it, here is the post I did over at Embracing Messy.  

Remember my  magnetic activity book?  I'm still trying to find some more ideas for it, but I did manage to get this sort of done.  Here you go! 

Magnetic Paper Dolls

Here's how I put them together:

First I started out with the template created by Sherri Osborn here.  Thank goodness for artistic people who share their talents, right?!  If not for Ms. Osborn and her fantastic templates, these would have been stick people paper dolls...not nearly as cute.

I printed out the body pattern on magnetic paper.
I tried originally printing it out on normal paper and then gluing that onto the magnetic paper...don't do it!  It is too thick and the clothes didn't stick on top.  Stick with the straight magnetic paper.

 Next, I gave it a happy face...and some underclothes.  Let's keep things modest, here!

I pulled out some cute paper...

Side note: See those red tags?  Here's a close up: 
I'm not ashamed to admit I did a fancy happy dance in the store.

Using the templates, I traced and cut out the clothing, adding layers for some dimension. 
Since I wasn't planning on having anything that needed to be stuck on top of the clothes, I did use paper first and glued (Mod Podge!) that onto the magnetic paper.

Then I covered the top of the clothes with contact paper to protect the paper a little. 
Then I very carefully cut it all out!

And, tada! It's done.

Of course, it wasn't until I pulled it out at church a few days later that I realized she has no hair.

I guess that's another project!


Luanne Hardy said...

You are awesome. Those are so cute.

Jake Grant said...

You made some wonderful work of art, Sarah. You remind me of my daughter when she was your age. She used to—and up to now, haha!—draw these dolls, and she would bring them to me to cut them out. Anyway, it's good that magnetic papers are the trend today. It would be easy for you to dress up your dolls.

Jake Grant