Make your own Enchanted Doll-in paper!
Remember when I said that three birthday contestants guessed my current projects? The first one was a battered doll, and this is the second one: a jointed paper doll by Cynthia. Actually, a last year’s contestant has also submitted a jointed paper doll, but the idea of converting the photos of my dolls into paper dolls didn’t occur to me until a few months ago.
At first I wanted to do it just as a distraction, for fun, but then I realized that some Enchanted Doll fans may really enjoy making and playing with them too. This was confirmed by the positive response to the contest entry. So, I designed them with simple assembly in mind, and now they are available for sale.
For the moment there are 4 designs: Cinderella, Sapphire, Echo and Imperial Concubine. They are printed on a 8.5″ x 11″ (21.5cm x 28cm) sturdy card stock along with easy assembly instructions. All you have to do is cut them out and join the dots with supplied brads. A laminated version is available too, which I personally really prefer, because it protects the dolls from finger oil and makes them more durable and completely scratch-resistant.
Un-laminated, $8.50 CND each. Sapphire is $10.50 CND
Or, $29.50 CND for a pack of all four dolls.
Laminated version is $12.50 CND each. Sapphire is $14.50 CND
Or, $45.50 CND for a pack of all four laminated dolls.
I took some snap shots of the assembled dolls. Sorry if they are a bit blurry. I’m sick right now and my hands aren’t steady.
Cinderella paper doll.
Sapphire paper doll. She is a deluxe version, with highly articulated and expressive strands of hair.
Sweet little Echo with her little feet.
And Imperial Concubine in her royal splendor.
Better pictures coming soon, but the dolls are available now. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of Paper Dolls.
You may or may not know this, but I started my doll-making career with jointed paper dolls when I was a little girl. I used to draw them by hand, assemble them with wires and sell them to my classmates for pocket change. I was a 10 year old entrepreneur. So, making these paper dolls was kind of a nostalgic blast from the past. It reminded me of where I came from.
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