by Judy M Johnson, 1989
Now On 80# Archival CARDSTOCK!
This paper doll was designed by me in 1989 for "DOLLMAKING" magazine.
Whatever it was, I recently found the original artwork, and thought you may like to play with it. Since it's a rag doll with a wig to go with each outfit, the doll has no hair, but she looks pretty cute when she puts her wigs on to coordinate with her outfits. The costumes are from 4 distinct types and styles:
1. 1840s tiered ruffle gown with ribbons and parasol and clustered ringlet curls.
2. Classic 20th century rag doll outfit and curly yarn wig.
3. Classic country girl outfit with jeans, shirt and looped braids in her hair.
4. 1920s sheer frock with side ruffles and rose belt trim and simple bobbed hair-do.
I have used graphic artist overlays to give pattern and textures, having Xacto-knife cut them from sheets of clear stick-on sheets. You can't even buy such things any more with all the computer tricks in design. The 1940s gown has a tiny diamond shape in the pattern, and it's carefully cut not only on the bodice, sleeves and skirt, but on the narrow scalloped trim of the ruffles. How on earth did I manage to do that!? The sheer 30s dress came out with a nice effect as I did both single and double layers of fine dot screen. Where it naturally over-laid, is where I put double layers, making it look quite fabric-like.
Two pages, laser printed on archival Cardstock, 8.5" x 11" and signed by moi.
Judy M Johnson is an internationally renowned paper doll artist, having been published by national companies including: B. Shackman; Dover Publications; Scott Publications; Collector Communications; Magicloth Toys; Schylling Toys; and Paper Studio Press-owned and operated by Judy's daughter, Jenny Taliadoros.(www.paperdollreview.com) Additionally, she has written for: National Doll World; Artists Magazine; Dolls Magazine; Contemporary Doll; Ceramics Monthly; Paper Doll Review; Paper Doll Studio (www.opdag.com); and others.