Mixed Media Fashion Paper Dolls

Did you every play with paper dolls as a kid? Well, I am still playing with and creating my own mixed media fashion paper dolls. I’ve been inspired by mixed media artist Teesha Moore and the photography of Shoicki Aoki. I have been collaging fashion paper dolls for my art journal pages!

Fruits Art book by Shoicki Aoki
Fruits Art Books Found on Amazon
Fruits Art book by Shoicki Aoki

The altered collages are made using the photos of teenagers in Harajuku, Tokyo. These images are published in the “Fruits” books by Japanese photographer Shoichi Aoki

Creating mixed media fashion paper dolls for art journal pages

Cut, trace, collage and doodle! To start, I tear out a page from my Fruits art book. Then I trace the elements of the image to make a “pattern.” Using the pattern to create new “clothes” with scrapbook paper or your own collaged art papers.

Mixed media paper doll art journal pages  by Karen Tews Lien Mixed Media Artist

First, change the skirt & pants with collaged scrapbook paper.  Secondly, put a “new” face on her and doodle in some fun hair in different colors! Then add your paper fashion doll to one of your art journal pages.

Mixed media paper doll art journal pages  by Karen Tews Lien Mixed Media Artist

In addition, you can get out your stencils, stamps, markers and paints to decorate your art journal page.

Mixed media paper doll art journal pages  by Karen Tews Lien Mixed Media Artist

Most important thing to remember is to just play and have fun! Your art journals are just that, journals to keep your art in.

Mixed media paper doll art journal pages  by Karen Tews Lien Mixed Media Artist

Summing up, I just love to play with paper! Creating my own mixed media fashion paper dolls is just another fun way to express my creativity.

Karen Tews Lien Blogger @50isthenew50.blog

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