2012 ART DOLL MASQUERADE BALL
– DUE APRIL 2, (2012 DOLL BALL) for short
Swap Due Date: April 2, 2012
Sign up by: Jan 31, 2012
Withdraw by date: no date, but please let me know if you drop before the due date
Number of dolls: 3/3
Number of participants – open
MEDIUMS Accepted – P&P, with some embellishments, i.e., detachable masks, masks on sticks, hats, beads/necklaces, boas, umbrellas, walking sticks/canes, top coats, caps, other festive articles you might want to add.
Guidelines for the Art Dolls: THINK RIO OR TRINIDAD OR VENICIAN CARNIVAL
Moveable parts: Head should be attached with brad, arms should be attached at shoulder with brads, legs should be attached at hips with brads, your option to also have joints at elbow and knees (more moving parts).
Size: Dolls should not be shorter than 5 inches unfolded, Dolls should not be taller than 10 inches unfolded.
Attachments: Wings, tails, etc are okay
Costume Accessories: detachable masks, masks on sticks, hats, beads/necklaces, boas, umbrellas, walking sticks/canes, top coats, caps, other festive articles you might want to add.
**When searching for links I was disappointed that the “traditional” costumes have seem to have gone way to the “T&A” costumes of today. I like the old traditional costumes of mysterious beaked masks for men and beautifully designed masks for women, and glamorous gowns and grand top coats and audacious wigs of all colors. Anyone can put on a pasty and string a few beads to a thong, but the grand ball gowns and attire were the best and THAT is what I’m really looking for….but if you just have to have a little T&A please limit it to just one doll….please. Thank you :>)
Dolls should be made on "sturdy" card stock or glued to something sturdy, copy paper dolls will be returned, they should be sturdy enough to stand alone (leaning on something)
Domestic Mail – about 4 days
Canada – mail at least 7 days prior
International – please allow about 2 weeks
Either use a bubble envelope or pack your dolls with care so they do not bend.
Each doll needs to be wrapped individually
Each doll should have on the back: Your name, User name, name of swap (abbreviate if you
want), state/country it came from and name or title if you have one.
Canadian players please include at least $1.50 - $2.00 for postage and LARGE
International players please provide postage if you have it and or $2.50 for postage (if you have it) and LARGE ADDRESS LABEL
Domestic players please include
the same amount of postage it took you to mail plus 50 cents or an extra stamp in case your returns are bit heavier than what you sent and
LARGE ADDRESS LABEL
ENVELOPES: Please put your user name on the front and back of your envelopes, it makes it so much easier when swapping dolls out.
Red Received, Blue Withddrew,
1 - Me - OK
2 - Amerasu - Canada
3 - Els - WA
4 - Rapa -- CA
5 - Langelbleu - MA
6 - Chronata - WI
7 - Pamalama - WA
8 Wildholly - NW
9 - holleyrae - NC
10 - livia - TX
11 - fluffycat - NC
See thumbnails below....if you go to yahoo and type in Vience Carnival Costumes and or Masks you will find a lot. The dolls are used with permission from the artist and while they are not examples of Masquerade Ball dolls/costumes they are excellent examples of how to put the dolls together, the use of costume as body parts and places dolls can have moving parts. If you have any questions please ask if you have never created an art doll I can promise they are addicting! I love them...have a great collection started but so many more to add......Artist are Els, Wildholly and Atlantashoegirl, Dina54 and Cindyjob. (thanks)