Wears Real Flowers
A Pressed Flower PD by Judy M Johnson
on Archival Cardstock!
Several years ago, (1995) when playing paper dolls with my mom, Helen Johnson, we made paper doll costumes from pressed flowers and leaves. This is one of my creations...clothes made to fit a doll I had painted inspired by an early 1920s fashion magazine figure.
I call her- not so creatively- FLORA. She has 3 costumes and headresses made from tomato and grape leaves and tendrils, gladiola & iris petals, Polyphemus wings, sweet allysum, Rose of Sharon and Queen Anne's lace. Once the components were lightly tacked together with dots of tacky glue, the costumes were laminated both sides with heavy lamination material, then trimmed around the edges.
I scanned all this, added tabs, and arranged in the format you see here. Laser printed on 80# archival cardstock and presented in a crystal clear seal-top bag.
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.