Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Collage dolls by Sandy Vanderpool

I love the places Sandy Vanderpool is going with her art and paper dolls. She had several of these articulated paper dolls for sale at the convention, but not many--I snapped up two. They went fast.

Sandy also led an altered book class with Beverly Micucci. Sandy brought the books--covers and pages already prepped with acrylic paint-- and loads of supplies for us to use, including ribbons, rubber stamps, stickers and copies of vintage ephemera. We created pockets and decorated tags that told the story of Daphne, a young woman who traveled to Paris c. 1928 (her postcard was the inspiration for Sandy's original project) Sandy's original altered book was our road map, a great way to help us learn a technique and create a model for future projects at the same time.

Of course, there was a paper doll with wardrobe to slip into a pocket in the book. I'll scan in sample pages soon.


  1. I got two of her slightly different figures, with round heads. Love them. The altered books by Sandy and by Beverly Micucci (on display) were phenomenal.