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sowena_netherlands_hatFirst off, the free pdf files for these paper doll garments (prints in full color or black and white to fit and 8.5″ x 11″ paper:

boarace_netherlands  sowena_netherlands

 For the scantily-clad dolls that this clothing fits and assorted pertinent info, please see this post:

https://paperplayday.wordpress.com/2009/03/21/presenting-mr-boarace-and-mrs-sowena-piggums-paper-dolls/

Have fun!  -LSW

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Boarace and Sowena visit France!  Their costumes are loosely based on illustrations in a very fine book, Folk Costumes of the World by Robert Harrold & Phyllida Legg (gotta love all those double consonants.)  Anyway, it simply a super book.

The free pdf files:  boarace_france_pdf     sowena_france_pdf1

The original post/files containing the Piggums paper dolls:  https://paperplayday.wordpress.com/2009/03/21/presenting-mr-boarace-and-mrs-sowena-piggums-paper-dolls/

 

I rendered the costumes and decorative accents in ArtRage 2 with pen and ink.  I hunted down and referenced other images on the internet, so there are minor deviations here and there from the original illustrations.  Accent stencils were supplied by the Art Rage forums.

Please note:  Mrs. Sowena is carrying a basket full of grapes.  To make these grapes fit into her original basket, include a large tab on the base of the grapes when you cut them out.  Make a slit or two in the basket held by the doll.  Insert the grapes with tab into the slits on the doll.  Voila!

Mermaid Jada to ColorHere is Jada in simple black and white, ready for you to color her in however you  wish!  Included are black and white images of several of her costumes as well…..

To download: jada_bw_pdf

This way, you can use her as a coloring page.

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while:  clean up a few files for people to print out in black and white and color (that’s how we’ve been making the mermaid paper dolls in my household.)  Anyway, here is Amethystine and a few of her tails.  This particular Amethystine is slightly different from the original paper doll that I released:  her eyes are closed and she looks rather peaceful……I like to imagine what she’s thinking about.

Mermaid Amethystine from black and white file  Above is an example of how Lily and I colored Amethystine today (I used my new ArtRage 2 program, but it’s the same idea as getting out the crayons, glitter, colored pens and a few stencils…..the toys need picking up and I just plain didn’t have it in me to generate another mess to pick up before I go to work this afternoon.)  Lily wanted a LOT more glitter, but we compromised my adding a bit more pink.  -LSW

The pdf’s for the black and white files: amethystine black and white_pdf1

mermaid_amethystine_introWell, we’ve got another 4 inches of snow due today, so in honor of the winter that just won’t quit, here’s another mermaid paper doll…….doesn’t she have crazy hair?  Amethystine was a very tough sell to my kiddos until I added just a touch of pink to her swirling tresses.

To print and play with your own Mermaid Amethystine, you’ll need to following pdf files: amethystine_pdf

Here are some images to give you an idea of what Amethystine looks like (pdf file actually prints to 8×10 pages, so these images here are scaled down.)

Like Mermaid Jada, Amethystine will definitely need re-inforcing with a heavier piece of paper….if you make her with just plain ol’ copier paper, she will flop over.  Also, I encourage you to experiment with making your own stand using Amethystine’s base as a platform.  Have fun!