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Paper Dolls

When I was little, my super-talented mother would draw me paper dolls to color myself.  She was so good she could even make them look like me.  Why her ability to draw got scrambled up in my genetics is a question I would love an answer to, but I feel like my paper crafting skills do come directly from her artistic ability and creativity.  The Prima paper dolls by Julie Nutting are my grown-up way of coloring paper dolls (available here), and the coloring truly soothes my soul.  I use Prismacolor colored pencils and Gamsol for blending, and it seriously just takes me away.  A meditation of sorts.  I'm definitely not an expert, but you don't need to be to enjoy this craft.

These dolls are my favorite to color, but I also enjoy coloring Lawn Fawn and Paper Smooches images.  Then I put together a card and send them off to someone who will adore them just as much as I do!  I hope someday to venture into Copic coloring, but for now I'm happy with my pencil tin and paper stubs.  Click on the words in blue for links to the items I discussed in this post.

Oh!  Check out Prima's blog here.

Have a great Saturday!

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