Paper dolls and fairies have always been a fascination of mine. I loved playing with them as a child and as an adult I have adapted them into my craft. Some of my favorite pieces have been created with Rita Barakat Maigical Theater book.
This was my very first project I created with it. It still is my favorite!
Magical Theater, by Rita Barakat, is the base for creating the Love Princess. It is a downloadable book full of whimsy and magic. This is a wonderful art resource to have on your hard drive. Not only are there tips and directions on creating your own paper dolls, there are also a few scenes completed. For this project I used things created in the book and added the finishing touches.
The base is a piece of cardboard from a package I received in the mail. Mod Podge was used to seal and attach the scene to the cardboard. For the princess I used a foam board as her base to give her structure and dimension.
I used Glitter Mod Podge for the Princess because she needs to shine! Bits of extra trim from my stash was used along the edges.
It is okay to borrow other people’s creativity to spark your own. Or, perhaps like me you want to create something from the heart, but are limited on time. The Magical Theater is a great resource to have!