Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Heart Lab: kirby by Sarah

I really really really LOVE Sarah's work, her paper dolls are my favorite. So I was super psyched when she agreed to give us a peek at how one of her lovely ladies come to life. Enjoy!

Oh and there's only a few left in her shop so you better click and hurry before I beat you to it... thought it was only fair for me to give you a head start :)

1. Sketching first draft: 15 minutes

2. Measuring and drawing final draft onto cardboard: 25 minutes

3. Cutting her out and trimming the raw edges with a cutting knife: 25 minutes and nearly losing a finger

4. Mixing paint for the perfect skin tone, hair, and dress: 20 minutes

5. Painting: 1 ½ hours (forgot about lunch)

6. Photographing & Uploading/editing photos: 30 minutes

7. Writing description and creating a new listing for Etsy: 20 minutes whilst listening to my boyfriend read ‘Rumplestiltskin’ to me

Want more Sarah? Go check out her blog at and her second shop - she admits to having a slight obsession with hoarding vintage finds and owning this shop is sort of like therapy!


StaroftheEast said...

Even a paper doll takes ao much time and effort, nice to learn the facts!

Melissa de la Fuente said...

These are just lovely, thank you for introducing me to another sweet etsy shop!

Marichelle said...

Melissa: I love her stuff, I used to love playing with paperdolls when I was little ... whatever happened to them??

star of the east: i know! I love writing up the Heart Labs, they're so much fun and I'm always amazed!