In part 1 I shared a little about how much I love to use 1:6 scale furniture and accessories to enhance the personality of a doll. I also love backdrops. I was never one to patiently learn the skill and art of photo shopping dolls into photographed scenes. I have had to rely on my own creation (or purchases) of back drops. In my doll room, the difference between a “diorama”, of which I have several, and a “vignette” is that the vignette is typically very temporary. Other than the vignettes in my cabinet & those on my display shelving, I usually set up a scene long enough to photograph it and then it is broken down and stored away.
Here is a sampling of a few vignettes from years past, as seen in my Flickr photo library:
The Ingenue Barbie (a personal fave from the BFMC) paired with vintage Serie Milady vanity.
The Waitress Barbie from the BFMC Career Girls series. The scene is set in Mattel’s classic and well constructed Coca-Cola Soda Fountain. These two are a match made in heaven!
In the Pink Barbie with vintage customized Suzy Goose vanity. Oh my goodness. Who could not love this dress or this doll?!
Highland Fling Barbie in True Brit BFMC Fashion with vintage Barbie Fashion Shop in the background.
City Smart with the BFMC Display Case backdrop
The Spa Barbies. I love this vignette even though the lighting and photo processing used at the time was horrible! But I adored the Bratz house these backdrops came from, and really wanted to incorporate them into a Barbie display in spite of the wall height issues.
This one is minus a doll, but it was created for a series of photos I did with the Boater Silkstone doll. This was to share the contents of her steamer trunk.
Sometimes you just take a photo with the pets 🙂
So, why the vingnette? Just a fun way to capture a scene with a doll, accessories, fashion, furniture …. whatever is lingering in the doll room that inspires the imagination 🙂
I have had numerous displays and backgrounds and photos over the years. The photos above are from my archives, most of which were taken YEARS ago. I look forward to new creations this year, and I look forward to sharing them here. The introduction stage is now concluded … moving on to new content in the next posts!