Welcome to Mixed Media Paper Dolls!

Did you love to play with paper dolls as a child? Me too!
If you’re a woman of a certain age, you may remember the Jackie Kennedy paper dolls. Those were my favorite! I’m not ashamed to admit I still love playing with paper dolls though now my paper doll play is a little more sophisticated.
Did you know that paper dolls date back to 18th century France where the dolls had moveable limbs and were a bit like puppets?
The first commercially available paper dolls were produced by a London company in 1810. Two years later they were available in the U.S.
Paper dolls are still popular today and there are many options available.
I think of paper dolls as a unique canvas to express your creativity and artistic vision. There are endless ways to decorate them. I have purposely designed the dolls so that their hands are behind their backs. This keeps the design area free to decorate. They also have a broad base so that they stand up well and can take the addition of heavier embellishments.
I love giving each of my paper dolls a unique personality. I also like designing them around a theme or holiday.
I’ve created so many over the years that I love to display a whole cast of characters at a time. That’s why it’s important that my dolls stand up.
In this course, I share all my secrets to creating one-of-a-kind dolls. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.
Be sure to share them in my Facebook community here or tag me on Instagram at @cat.l.taylor and use the hashtag of #paperdolls.
Happy creating!
Catherine L. Taylor