A Woodland Mage

woodland-mage-logoIt’s Monday! And that means a new printable paper doll!

I previewed this set last Wednesday. As I said before, this paper doll was inspired by the idea of woodlands, fauns and spirits of the forest. I wanted to create something that felt layered and collected, rather than planned or purchased.

When I designed these pieces, I was thinking of autumn. Of course, it’s not autumn here. Summer is officially here in Alabama, which means it was in the 90s today and horrible humid. I have been hot and miserable every-time I go outside. I don’t know who invented air conditioning, but I am so grateful to them.

Today’s woodland paper doll is being modeled by Margot. There’s sixteen pieces with today’s paper doll set which is a lot of mix and match options.

A woodland mage or perhaps a woodland fairy paper doll with a mix and match wardrobe.

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I went back and forth and back and forth about color options here. I wanted to do a autumn scheme at first with all oranges and browns and yellows, but that looked kinda dull. So, green got tossed in to the mix to add some zest and brightness.

The light browns were based on colors of deer, which I always think as being a big part of the forest. I’ve always loved deer, both as beautiful animals and as tasty chili. (Seriously, venison chili is amazing.)

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Many of my paper dolls are really characters I invent in my head who come from well formed worlds. Today’s is less so. I was thinking maybe a fairy of some type or a druid or perhaps a mage who focuses on woodland magics.

In truth, I don’t really know who this Margot paper doll is, but perhaps you have an idea you’d like to share in the comments?

4 comments

  1. Maybe she’s an earth fairy that lives in a tree stump and runs with badgers and foxes, has tea with gnomes, makes mushroom pies and practices magic with the Druids, dances with Pan during full moons and scries in crows’ wings. She is friends with the Great Stag and she friendily clashes with the nearby elves from whose gardens she “picks” herbs but shares her potions and charms with. She also loves to climb trees and make daisy chains and moss tapestries.

  2. With the right combos, she looks like an autumn fairy pirate, and others like she belongs at Rivendell.
    Basically, I want her wardrobe (no, seriously.)
    Tak for the beautiful doll!

  3. The deer inspired color scheme is very nice. I was in Vermont this weekend and saw three deer — always an amazing site!

    And yes, venison chili is great!

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