I came across the wooden "book box" at Michael's. They were having a 50% off sale, so I picked up a few that will eventually become homes for other storybook miniatures. I started by gessoing the box, painting it with acrylics, and then applied a few layers of scrapbook paper and cardstock preprinted with the title. The whole piece was then sealed, stained and embellished with glass glitter. That stuff is so much fun to use, but ouch! Be careful with those sharp little shards!!! As for the inside.....
Pages of the story itself were decoupaged to the inside of the book. You can see how comfortably she fits in there !
I hope everyone enjoys looking at my finished Alice! I had so much fun with this one. My full time job has been so crazy lately...but I find creating and crafting, especially doll making, to be so therapeutic. I truly believe that it's one of the best stress busters and mood lifters out there! I think it's important to set aside time for yourself each day nurturing your creativity and pursuing your dreams. Even if it's only a 1/2 hour. It's like a workout for the mind. And we all need more exercise, right?
Next post I will be sharing pictures of more finished dolls. Thank you so much for all of your encouragement and comments!