Fashion Styles and Paper Dolls

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As a paper doll publisher, I am working with fashion and paper dolls every day. Here I have endeavoured to match paper doll clothes with fashions of the same time period. As I have tons of fashion reference, I thought it would be easy. Not so. But it was a fun challenge. Judy M Johnson

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Fashion Styles and Paper Dolls

  1. 11. Using Fashions from Vintage Catalogues & Magazines: <ul><li>Use the old cut-and paste method to create new paper dolls from old sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Scan into your computer and manipulate them to fit your selected dolls. </li></ul><ul><li>Use computer techniques to customize paper dolls for gifts or gain. </li></ul><ul><li>Use fashion ephemera for research and to </li></ul><ul><li>Identify publishing dates of paper dolls. </li></ul><ul><li>Design ideas for new paper doll art. </li></ul>
  2. 48. Creative use of Fashion Art with Paper Dolls <ul><li>To make a custom paper dolls </li></ul><ul><li>Put a photo of a person on the body of a vintage paper doll </li></ul><ul><li>Combine original doll art with photos of costumes </li></ul><ul><li>Combine elements of vintage PDs (trims, borders, backgrounds) with a new design </li></ul><ul><li>Make memories &/or make money! </li></ul>
  3. 56. SNEAK PREVIEW! Betty Hutton Paper Doll Incorporating Photos of Film Costumes)= By Judy M Johnson For Paper Studio Press Due October 2008
  4. 62. Paper Dolls Shall Always be Linked with Fashions of the Day or: <ul><li>As representation of a period in history </li></ul><ul><li>As a portrait of a famous person </li></ul><ul><li>As a portrait of a loved on </li></ul><ul><li>As a teaching tool </li></ul><ul><li>As art </li></ul><ul><li>As a device to revive happy memories and </li></ul><ul><li>To ENJOY! </li></ul>
  5. 63. Sources <ul><li>Web searches for “Vintage” or “Historical” fashions or costume. </li></ul><ul><li>Search museums with costume collections </li></ul><ul><li>Search sellers of vintage costume. </li></ul><ul><li>Look for vintage catalogues and fashion magazines at flea markets & antique shops </li></ul><ul><li>Buy inexpensive CDs on eBay already loaded with period images. </li></ul><ul><li>This program is designed & copyrighted, 2008, by Judy M Johnson www.papergoodies.com </li></ul>

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