Mixed Media Dolls - dressing your character

by Zia Velez
(Phoenix, AZ)

Mixed Media Art Questions for Milliande


Hi there,

My question is; when your dressing up the character that you create on watercolor paper, before you glue it onto your surface background, you dress her up w/ pretty scrapbook paper. what's the best way to trace the paper to fit the character's body when your paper isn't transparent? I know you probably have a great and obvious answer for this :)

I hope I'm making sense.

thank you,

Zia

Mixed Media Art Questions answered by Milliande

I am not sure I understand properly ...

But if I have a figure underneath and give her some clothes etc ...I would probably measure out the clothes before I stick the figure down ..

If however that is not an option I would probably just eyeball it ..

I am not known for measuring things..giggle ..
but you could also trace the image underneath with tracing paper first ...

Like use one piece of tracing paper to trace a dress shape that would fit over, than another to trace hair etc... whatever you like to embellish ...

That way you could also use them again if you stick with the basic mixed media doll shape and just alter the papers, colors etc

Its like cutting out little templates and then use those to draw the design onto your scrapbook paper .. much like tracing an outline if you see what I mean ...

hope this makes sense...maybe someone else will chip in with an idea
... milliande :-)

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