Have you ever dreamed of making your own, one of a kind, special doll? Then keep reading, because I created the perfect workshop, just for you.
Besides from painting, doll making has always been a lifelong passion of mine. When I was little I used to cut the models from my grandmother’s JC Penney Catalog and pretended they came to life as something I could touch and hold, not just look at.
Making a doll fulfilled that desire, creating something out of nothing brings joy to my heart like nothing else. It's a very different feeling from painting, because my idea gets to be something much more tangible and real than just an image you look and fall in love with. You can touch it, play with it and love it. I love that feeling, and I want to share how I feel with you.
Join me in this amazing workshop as I guide you through the process I go trough when I sit down on my studio to create a doll. From tracing the pattern into the fabric to the final embellishing touches. I'll show you how I use an alchemy of mixed media techniques when I sew, paint, dress up and embellish my creations, and by the end of the workshop you will be able to create your own beautiful one-of-a-kind doll.
I will give you the basics and with that, the power to transform the doll into anything you want it to be. To each doll, its own story.
In case you missed something, here's the full list:
The basics (You’ll use this for doll making and can be used many times)
You’ll also need these materials per doll you make:
A few reminders before you start:
A few tips before you begin sewing:
Remember, this is your last chance to correct any mistakes you made while stuffing/sewing your doll. Grab a cup of tea and take your time. Make and treat your doll with love and you'll get rewarded with the results :)
This is the last step before gessoing your piece.
Aren't you excited? Please share your progress on our Facebook page ;)
Here are some examples of past doll's shoes I've made. You'll have countless options to make your doll's feet special! You can even let her go barefoot and draw her little toes ;)
Don't be afraid by this step. You can do it!
Congratulations! You have finished your first doll!
Please share it with us in our Facebook page!
In this video I will show you how I start with a rough sketch or an idea for a doll, and how I develop the idea into a plan for a new, beautiful doll.
In this step we are gathering the fabric to give the skirt volume and flare.
My Name is Danita Art.
I Have been working since 2006 in Mixed Media Art, from paintings to doll making and everything you can think of in between. I have a unique style that you can recognize by the eyes of my characters. There is something special about them. They have a sweet melancholy deep within their colorful surroundings, maybe because that's how I feel when I paint, my emotions pour down the canvas and wood and I infuse everything I make with my heart, my emotions, and my soul.
I am a maker of things, a dreamer and a mother. I love creating things in the wee hours of night and I spend almost all of my free time creating or thinking about creating.
Art is my gateway. When I create, I travel to a word where everything is possible, dreams come true, animals are your friends and you can fly on top of a paper bird, just because you want to. It keeps me sane in a crazy world that spins faster that my head can, it keeps me away from the ugly, the bad and the things I can't understand.
This peaceful wonderland is dying to escape into our reality, and it does it trough my art, dying to show us that all we need is love. Every time you look at my paintings, you leave a comment or you take one home, you share a piece that dreamworld with me.
And I thank you for it, deeply, from the bottom of my heart. Because you let me know that a dreamer can dream, and that my dream is not that crazy after all.
My art is the hands of private collectors all over the world and some of my mass market greeting cards and posters are published by La La Land in Australia, and I am a frequent contributor to the Somerset Magazine publications.
You will find my latest work on my online Etsy Shop, and you will find my latest rantings on my blog and my Facebook Fan Page.