Matroshka, or Russian Stacking Dolls are suddenly popping up all over craft-land. Just check out all these great Etsy items under the tag "Russian Doll". I decided to try my hand at the Matroshka trend with a papercraft translation.
I used the above photo as inspiration for my work... especially for how to "paint" the face. The card base design was easy enough. After I folded the card to size I drew in one side of the shape, cut it out, and used the piece I trimmed off as a template to trace the opposite side of the doll. The circles for the belly and face were formed with various punches and my colluzle.
The base of the card is Kraft Paper, and confetti white was used for the belly and face. The red paper is actually a flocked paper by an unknown maker. The stamps used in this project are from the set "Heart to Heart" and "Designer Dots" by Lizzie Anne Designs. I used Night of Navy and Real Red ink.
The face was drawn with a variety of SU! markers, the white "painted" look to the face was achieved with a White Sakura Glaze pen. It's sort of cool how it picked up the color of the ink underneath... not a look that would always be desired, but it works well with this project. I especially like how it changed colors on the flowers. It has that look of the real hand painted Matroshka. Plus it's 3D... ya gotta love a touchable card.
And a reminder... as a little gift to all my regular readers... especially those who leave comments... I have three little holiday stamping kits put together... Some adorable Christmas $1 stamps, KI Memories 8X8 papers and Christmas ribbons. I thought it'd be fun to pick three comments randomly from all the posts in November and December... and on the 12th I will pick three of them randomly to send a little gifty! You will receive them in plenty of time for Christmas... they would be perfect to make gift tags with! So feel free to leave on a comment on any post on December or November to participate. It's not too late! Again... I will select the winners on 12/12. Be sure to check back to see if you won!
Thanks for reading!