Debra will be hosting an ATC Doll swap for our group and was kind enough to put together this simple tutorial for the project...
|Everything needs to be sturdy, so I painted & stamped card stock for the arms & legs. I chose to go abstract/patterned rather than realistic, but either one is fine. Next, I cut out the doll’s head, and embellished it.|
|While my paint dried, I worked on the ATC base; deciding how to decorate & finish it.|
|I traced pattern pieces for the arms / legs & cut them out. Then I laid all the parts in position, with a cutting mat beneath. Using the tip of a hobby knife (or thick needle), I punched holes where the brads will go; then attached the parts.|
|I finished the back with patterned paper, then trimmed the prongs on the arms/legs (some brads have long prongs that stick out beyond the body parts). Don’t forget your name & details.|
|Please place your doll in some plastic protection. Maybe stretch the doll out - with heavy paper around it & send in a business envelope. You could also fold it up into a card sleeve and send it in a small bubble envelope. Have fun!|