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A very special doll from
my collection.

Here is the most important doll in my collection. This is a Bruckner Topsy Turvy doll manufactured in 1901. The original ones were made on plantations during slavery. There are a few different theories on how the doll was used, but the most prominent one is that enslaved women made these types of dolls so that their children could secretly play with a doll that looked like them. By day the white doll would be displayed and at night the children would flip it to play with the black doll.

How to Create an Umbrella

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Happy last rainy Friday in April everyone! Just posted this tutorial with Creative Paperclay to show you all how to make an umbrella with clay. The doll in the photo can be found in my etsy shop through the link in my bio. Enjoy your weekend and head on over to @creativepaperclay‘s blog to see how this umbrella was created at https://creativepaperclay.blogspot.com !

Side Note: This doll has just been added to my Etsy store here if you are interested!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/701739961/melandolly-art-black-doll-sweet-folk-art?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1

Peg Robot Doll Tutorial

Art Dolls, Completed Dolls, Creative Paperclay Tutorial, Uncategorized

 


Hello Everyone, I’m back again with a new post from Creative Paperclay®! This tutorial will show you how to customise those little peg people that you can find in a pack of four in art stores. Feel free to share your creations with me in the comment section below and have fun!

https://creativepaperclay.blogspot.com/2018/12/how-to-make-peg-doll.html

New Creative Paperclay Blog Post!

Art Dolls, Completed Dolls

How to create a Elkey_Instagram-Recovered

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great weekend! This week’s post for Creative Paperclay’s blog tutorial series was inspired by the upcoming election. I wanted to create something that would hopefully inspire people to go out and vote instead of get ready for Thanksgiving dinner. The piece that I made is a combination of a donkey and an elephant to represent both the Democratic and Republican parties. See how I made this creature here! Hope you all go out and vote this upcoming election day Tuesday November 6th!

 

New Blog Tutorial with Creative Paperclay!

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DSC_2498_1Hello and happy Friday everyone! Here is the fifth in the series of my monthly Creative Paperclay blog tutorials! I decided to make something a bit less difficult so that the kids can join in without getting frustrated! Head on over to their blog to see how this piece was made with Creative Paperclay®!

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My Latest Post on Creative Paperclay®’s Blog!

Art Dolls, Completed Dolls, Publicity, Work in Progress

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Hello everyone!

I have been pretty busy with summer and squeezing some projects in between. Here is my latest tutorial that I put together on Creative Paperclay®’s site on how to create a paperweight. I hope it inspires you to make your own, if so, please email me your creations if you would like for me to feature them here!

How to Create an Artdoll Bust

Art Dolls, Completed Dolls, Publicity

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Hello everyone! Here is the second in the series of my monthly blog tutorials! Head on over to Creative Paperclay®’s blog to see how this piece was made, or click here for the direct link to the tutorial!

Now Sponsored by Creative Paperclay®!

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How To Create an Art Doll In a Frame_Pinterest

Hello Everyone!

I am now part of the design team for Creative Paperclay®, so I will be posting tutorials on their blog on the 4th Friday of each month! My first post for their blog series demonstrates how I created this Art doll in a frame. Head on over to their blog to see how it was all put together!

https://creativepaperclay.blogspot.com/…/art-doll-in-frame.…