I was very excited to be asked to host Rosie and Linda's Big Art Adventure challenge this month where the theme is ( Make A Theater)! My inspiration for this piece came from both a love of paper dolls and all things Gothic. So I began by searching for wonderful artist papers and images that lent well to my theme. I used the box dimensions to trace and cut out the "wallpaper" so to speak. I took the cut pieces and spray glued them to the box dimensions - I like using the spray adhesive (like a photomount product) that goes on clean and stays tacky for a while. Once the paper is down; use a rolling brayer to remove any air bubbles. After all of the box surfaces were covered, I glued the removable doors to the side of the square box to create "wings" to the stage.To create the roof trim details I cut out Gothic designs and affixed them to heavy water color paper for sturdiness and glued along the perimeter of the box and wings. I supported these roof designs temporarily until they were dry. I then had fun adding trim (footlights), stickers and cut out my paper dolls (actors) and made a paper stand (attached to their backs) to make them stand up.
I totally had a blast making this theater and it was not too difficult as I had a stong idea of what I wanted to see. I went with a theme that appealed to me and used elements and techniques that I was familiar with.
1 6x6 unfinished wood craft box (with sliding removable doors-lid). Mine was from Ben Franklin Crafts.
Assorted artist papers. Copy -free imagery scanned or copied to size.
"Aleene's" spray tacky glue. "Jewel-it" clear fast-drying glue.
Ruler, scissors, rolling brayer.
Colored pens and pencils. Decorative trim, stickers.
Water color paper (40lbs.)