Friday, 19 April 2013

Paper Saturdays, time to Link up.

Welcome to another week of Paper Saturdays. You can link your paper art up at the bottom of this post it doesn't necessarily have to be today. You can play all week long there is no rush, you can come back to link up at a later date and then each Saturday I will be back with new stuff, inspirational artists and a new linky for you to play with.

so what is paper artwork.

Sketches, drawings, paintings and collages on paper are all fine. Yes entries in your art journal are great too. Paper dolls, paper houses, paper illustrations, paper jewellery, paper cards, painted paper boxes, you with a paper hat on, paper clay, papermache are all fantastic. Please let your brain run wild, surprise us and share some of your inspirational ideas with us.


You are also allowed to share previous posts. Proud of some of the old stuff right go ahead and link up. I just want you to have a fun time over here. Be kind and visit other participants if you can. Get to know each other. Over the years I have met some great people artists so will you, I will guarantee it!

The stick dolls in this post will be my paper art contribution for this week. Each one is made from paper machee. A medium which is a little harder to work with than paper clay and the end result is a little rougher too but is a much cheaper alternative. So if you don't mind a rougher texture and you don't mind sanding a bit longer you may be interested in this recipe

This weeks featured artist is Jane from Cloth and Clay dolls, some of you may be familiar with her art. Jane has a very popular on line workshop where she teaches how to make the dolls below out of cloth and paper clay. If you are new to doll making and sculpting and wanting to learn you can find her classes at  TheTrodenpath
Now it is time for you to share
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Red Rose Alley said...

These are darling. You always have the cutest creations.

Have a happy weekend, and thanks for making our lives happy with your artwork.


Catherine Constance said...

Love the paper mache dolls on a stick Manon. It's given me an idea for making some for my garden pots... :) x know you#ve got the comment moderation on. Don't know if its me, I think they are getting harder and harder to read.. :(

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your paper-mache dolls. I used to do a lot of heads made of this stuff with my school class when I was teaching, I'll see if I can find some of the old photos for next week. Valerie

Melanie said...

Hoi Manon, je papiermaché popjes zijn ontzettend leuk. Zo knap dat je daar mee kan werken. Misschien ga ik ook nog eens een poging wagen. Vanavond kom ik nog een keer langs om een link te plaatsten. Alvast een fijne zaterdag.
Liefs, Melanie

Inez Visser said...

Lollig zo´n lollie!
Heel mooi gedaan. En dat geduld....pff
Liefs Inez

Inez Visser said...

Lollig de Lollies!
Mooi gemaakt hoor. En dan dat geduld.....
Liefs, Inez

Inez Visser said...

Lollig zo´n Lollie!!!
Knap en zeer mooi hoor.
En nu voor de derde keer proberen opmerking te plaatsen. PFFFFFF
Liefs, Inez

Ilona Heimböckel said...

Lovely papermaché-dolls, thank you for the link with instructions!
I have linked up too today :-)

Have a wonderful saturday everyone!


Jez said...

All the papier maché dolls are lovely, but I particularly love the two mums with their children. They are very appealing.
I think I've managed to link this week - fingers crossed.
I agree about the Prove you're not a Robot thingy. It's very difficult to read, especially for those of us with diminishing eyesight.
There seem to be two versions of it, and the newer one that some people have is much clearer and simpler to use, if it is really necessary. Comment moderation seems to work well 99.5 per cent of the time.

Maria said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Penny Stewart said...

I got a lovely card in the mail from you, or from Lottie, and just wanted to say THANKS. Penny StewArt

Melissa Kojima said...

Awesome. I'm going to submit. I love your papier-mache stick dolls. They are adorable.

I use this recipe too from Ultimate Paper Mache. Johnnie Good inspires me with all her amazing paper mache creations.

I've found a way to make it very smooth by using power tools to sand it after it's dried. So you could get it very close to looking like porcelain if you took the time.

Bev said...

gorgeous work Manon and love the rainbow hat so cute ...hugz bev

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Glad you clarified what paper art is because I now I can play along... very cool my friend... love those dolls... and I am painting up a gorgeous tea tin today!!!!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

What a cute doll! I'm excited to say I'm finally participating and following your blog as well. Blessings!

PiaD said...

Hi Manon,
Paper Saturday what a great idea! For me, alas, Saturday is one of the busiest days of the week but I will definitely be dropping in now and then to linky link a papery someting. LOVE paper mache, it's my old flame. Your dolls are fabulous!

Ayala Art said...

These dollies are adorable!! So cute ♥
I am sharing an older post, using paper clay and a tutorial on how to paint like bone look :oD

Victoria said...

Wow..your creations are totally magical.. enchanting..bewildering and beautiful..your little beings are like poetry coming to life..
Lovely to meet you

Fran Traina said...

Hi Manon, following Tracey's lead and linking up to PaperSaturday!
love these dolls' faces

Lime Tree said...

This is so nice to have another place to gather! Also came here from Tracey's blog by the way :)

Clare Willcocks said...

You are so creative! I love how your work is always so quirky and original. Love your paper maché doll and Jane's are beautiful too, off to check out her blog! :) x