Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Fashion Plate - Patchwork Paper Collage

As featured in Somerset Digital Studio, yay! ♥

Available in my etsy shop today!
This is a 5x7 mixed media collage art print featuring a beautiful bevy of patchwork papers, both vintage and new, in the most deliciously happy spring time colors! Bursting with aqua blue, sunshine yellow, and mossy green, in the most delightful patchwork pattern, this little lady is like a sweet breath of spring for your wall! Inspired by my obsessive love for "fashion plates" as a child. For those of you not familiar, "fashion plates" were the coolest thing ever! They were textured plastic plates of various outfits, tops, pants, skirts, etc., along with various women's heads, you would then pick a coordinating head, top, and bottom, arrange them on the special "fashion plates" base, place your blank piece of paper on top, and color over it with colored pencils, creating your own unique, one of a kind, outfit, or fashion plate! Mere words are not doing this toy justice, if you have a minute, google it or search for it on ebay, trust me it is super cool and waaaaaay cooler than any of the toys you see today, it will not disappoint! Yet another reason, along with hair metal and skinny jeans, that living through the 80's (and being old enough to remember the highlights) was pretty much awesome.

14 comments:

Sarah said...

ooooh! I had fashion plates when I was little. So fun. My daughter got a Barbie fashion plate for Christmas. She loves it!
Sarah
http://vintagelily.typepad.com/my_weblog/

dollface design said...

oh, that's so cool! i had no idea that they made newer versions of them, that's awesome! and barbie no less, even better ♥ thank you so much for stopping by!
off to bed!
xoxo
layla

Dadadreams Curious Collage Creations said...

I loved fashion plates! I could play with them for hours and never get bored :)

dollface design said...

dadadreams, you are a girl after my own heart! ♥ the combinations were endless, the fun never stopped! :D

Tina said...

I wanted one of those sooo bad, and never got one... Congrats on the Mag feature!!

littlebighead said...

i just did my first 'collage' girl...tell me what you think (if you like...)

http://littlebighead.wordpress.com/2008/03/13/new-collage-girl/

i know it's basic...i'm learning :)

joy patrice said...

you are SO f*ing good. and i just discovered your flickr site... again, SO GOOD layla! i have a flickr but nothing's there anymore. i'll let you know when i start uploading again though. flickr... a.k.a.= acceptable voyeurism... i love it! xoxo~joy

Dianne said...

Oh that's so pretty. I think fashion plates was after my prime but this made me think of "colorforms" where you got all these lovely sticky, vinyl things and you could create outfits.

I was addicted to colorforms!

Sorry I've been MIA - working 2 jobs is killing me a bit.

dollface design said...

she's beautiful littlebighead!!! can't wait to see more!

layla

dollface design said...

thank you joy!!! you're such a peach ♥ definitely keep me posted on when you get your flickr back up, i'm pretty much addicted to ogling everyone's creations. it really is like legal voyeurism...and i love it! :D
xoxo
layla

dollface design said...

hi dianne! i LOVED colorforms too! they were awesome and they had a really cool smell to them too, not sure if that was just my wierd sense of smell or what, but i remembering them having a rather strange, yet pleasant, plasticy scent :D off to check out your blog ♥
xoxo
layla

Diane said...

Very nice! I love your work.

dollface design said...

thank you diane!

layla

Mike said...

I wish I could lived through the 80's. That sounds like great times.