Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Paper Hair and Paper Dresses: Marie Antoinette Style

Marie Antoinette was well known for her extravagant dresses and her towering hair. This art doll creation pays tribute to a great lady with a divine paper dress fit for a queen and a stunning paper hair treatment.

Marie's dress is made of crepe paper that was embellished with ink pens and stamps to create an elegant, brocade pattern. The video below is a quick tutorial of the pattern making process used to make the dress.

Marie's hair may have been tall but we secretly admire and appreciate the artistic expression found in that glorious coiffure. She was rather restricted in many ways. If she were living in today's world, she might have rebelled by dying her hair purple and piercing her tongue. I think I like her way better.

This paper hair treatment gives a very unique look to this paper doll. Not only is paper hair fun to make but it is also very easy. Look for new tutorials on The Artful Paper Doll network that will not only cover this lovely technique but will show you how to make the entire doll! In the meantime, please enjoy.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, how utterly charming! She is a vision. Love her so much. You are very, very talented, and she is proof positive.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!


Sheila :-)

stephanies cottage said...

Ohhhh she is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I adore Marie Antoinett !! i added a paper doll i made for a swap on my page.

pinkglitterfae said...

Kitty how wonderful she is!! I love everything about her, great work!
Have a Wonderful holiday season, and I wish you many blessings in the coming year.


slommler said...

Oh I love her...she is fabulous! And that hair....TDF!!!
Merry Christmas and hugs

Elaine A said...

Kellie -

Beautiful as always. You are such a clever girl. I've trully enjoyed taking your wonderful video classes. I've learned so much - Thank you!

Elaine Allen