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26 April 2014

East meets West...

.... JoFY stylee...

I like the simple wood Japenese Kokeshi dolls (2 on left of photo are traditional dolls)
and I couldn't resist these blank ones when I saw them at Its Crafting Time in October last year (I was lucky to snag the last remaining pack, sorry) - I thought I could paint 'JOFY' ones...

... and that's what I did on Thursday.  I painted the small dolls (4 & 6 inches tall) with Fresco Finish paint, and stamped the designs (JOFY22) using Archival black ink.  I love the simplicity of the design- just the 'chalk' & black, before colour was added- very tempting to leave it like this:

.. but I didn't- I painted them in shades of Dusty Teal and Chalk, hair is Little Black Dress & French Roast.

I'm pleased them - they make me smile - & I think they'll hold their own next to my traditional dolls....

xx

16 comments:

  1. Certainly do! (Hold their own!!) love the topknots! V clever to stamp on the curve.

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  2. These make me smile too! Lovely idea and another great way to use your stamps. Julia

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  3. I love these! More so than the traditional ones as I am a 'pastel' girl :)
    Dawn x

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  4. These are so cute. Love them JOFY style

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  5. Love them, seem calming and restful. Xx

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  6. love these dolls have 3 in my craft room, but paint your own what fun, Will watch out for blanks now. x

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  7. oops just been on ebay, ordered and on the way x

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  8. OMG Jo, these are way too cute. I love your version more than the oriental ones. Hope Nina still has some of these little beauties left, I'm there tomorrow...fingers crossed.

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  9. Far too cute Jo, much prefer your versions. Can see a run on the blank dolls lol:-) x

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  10. These are just soooo cute!!! I love your versions Jo, the colours are fab .... xx

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  11. I love it, these are awesome!

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  12. Love them, the post could be subtitled "Japan meets JoFY"!

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