Recently, I stumbled onto a crafting blog called The Cobweborium Emporium . Just a few days ago, Cobs posted a coaster makeover project with a hand painted Russian doll image. (You can find it here – Cobs’ Babushka Cup Mat Makeover )
I commented that I thought her project was lovely (paraphrase!), and that we had a small collection of Russian dolls.
I got thinking…I have a clear stamp set of Russian dolls. I bought this Hero Arts stacking dolls set years ago (the date on the label is 2009). Trying to use it, I never got past the large doll having lines on her apron. I own no stacking dolls with lines on their aprons! So, today, I pulled out the smaller dolls, and my new pack of masking paper, and got going with this card.
Here is the large doll. I am thinking about trying to cut the lines out of the apron with an Exacto knife. Not sure if I will be successful, or merely injure myself AND the stamp. If I do it, I am going to try to cut out the individual lines, not the entire apron, to try to preserve the shape of the stamp (if I cut out the entire apron, the bottom will stretch every time I remove it from a clear block, and I will wind up with a wonky image). If you have any suggestions about what else to do with that lined apron, let me know!
And here is a photo of our small collection of stacking dolls in their curio home, collected while we lived in Europe.
Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Copic B02, Bg15, E19, E21, E23, E53, R02, R11, R29, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPop.