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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Matryoshka Plaque

I have been slightly obsessed with Matryoshka Dolls for a couple weeks now and this paper pieced wooden plaque is the first of many projects I've been planning. I've had so many ideas for Matryoshka projects, I had to start writing them down so I wouldn't forget! These pretty plaques are made up of images cut from magazines! Yup, I'm recycling again. I have so many magazines which I do try to read, but there just aren't enough hours in the day!

Matryoshka Plaque made with magazine cut outs, Over The Apple Tree

Matryoshka Plaque made with magazine cut outs, Over The Apple Tree

Supplies:
  • piece of wood(scrap section in home improvement store is perfect for this)
  • old magazines
  • Mod Podge
  • glue stick

I started out by drawing the doll shape on a piece of paper and cutting out. I use this as a template so I can piece the cut out paper into the right shape I want. I chose to stain my wood but it's up to you what look you want.  Now just flip through your magazines and look for pretty pictures/patterns that will work with your design! If you don't have any magazines you could always use scrapbook paper too. My faces are circles cut from large faces in the magazine and then I use pen to draw on the eyes and mouth.

I glued my paper pieces together with a glue stick first to make sure everything stayed together the way it was supposed to. Now, just Mod Podge the pieces onto the prepared wood. Magazine paper is pretty thin and will rip when it gets wet so be careful! Follow with a few layers of Mod Podge to seal it really well.

Matryoshka Plaque made with magazine cut outs, Over The Apple Tree


Matryoshka Plaque made with magazine cut outs, Over The Apple Tree

Matryoshka Plaque made with magazine cut outs, Over The Apple TreeMatryoshka Plaque made with magazine cut outs, Over The Apple Tree

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15 comments:

  1. This is adorable! I love these dolls too. :)

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  2. Oh yes matryoshkas! I recently got a makeup bag with them on it from Etsy. Love them. :D

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    1. I just got a matryoshka key chain from Etsy! Thanks for stopping by Kacie!

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  3. Love these dolls! Your plaques are gorgeous! Wish I was a bit craftier...lol.

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    1. Aww, you can do it Debbie! That's why the magazine pictures work so well, just cut out a bunch of pretty images, cut & glue them into the right shape, stick a face on it! Thanks for visiting me:-)

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  4. OMG. That's so beautiful! I'll make it for sure.

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    1. Thank You! I think this would work great for other images as well, maybe an owl. I would love to see your finished project if you decide to give it a try!

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  5. I LOVE this! Such a cute idea! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Alexandra, I'm starting my next Matryoshka project this week, stop back soon to check it out!

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  6. Very pretty!!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  7. Such a cute idea. Love recycling things and making new things. Super cute. Pinned.

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  8. totally awesome! Love these and want to make my own :)

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