Painted Russian Doll House
Inspiration and the Process
I have a collection of Russian dolls that I’ve wanted to make a ‘house’ for a long time. They had been sitting on a shelf for years, but I wanted something more permanent for them. I went on a search to find the right size ‘home’ and found a plain white kitchen shelf on a second hand selling site, which I just knew would be perfect for the job!
Using a mixture of acrylic paints, I painted flowers and butterflies on a background of black to create a arch shaped design that would help highlight and show off the dolls unique designs.
I’m not sure if I’m just imagining this, but I’m sure their smiles are wider than before, either way, they look happy in their new home 🙂
It is said that Matryoshka Dolls represent a woman’s fertility and motherhood. The design of the big-bellied doll portrays a mother’s plump figure and her important roll in the family, by the nesting of her “children” dolls inside.