I love the work of Julie Arkell.  She has a book out,
titled "Julie Arkell" that you can find on Amazon. There aren't any directions on how she makes her work just a lot of wonderful pictures.  So I Googled images, then her name and found a blog HEN'S TEETH and on Nov 17, 2008 she took a class from Julie and describes the process there.  I started out with newspaper that I scrunched up and then wrapped with masking tape to get the shape I wanted.  I added wooden dowels for more support at the neck and legs. Then I added water to wall paper paste and ripped newspapers and started the paper mache' process.  Remember doing this in Junior High?  

After it dried, only one day, I added white paper because I didn't want the newprint to show through the last layer.  When I was teaching at a private school the kids used to leave pages of their Bible around, so I started gathering them up, knowing some day I would use them in my art.  Now those lost pages of Scripture will be the last layer of my dolls.  


  1. These look interesting, Nancy. I'm looking forward to seeing where they end up. :-)

  2. Wow, I am just blown away with the idea of beautiful scripture on paper mache'. LOVE your images and shapes...you rock!