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Watercolor, Illustration, Surface Design

Dioramas – the planning stage

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I’ve wanted to work on a diorama for awhile now. I haven’t worked on one since the kids made shoebox sized ones for school. Even then it wasn’t my project and they wouldn’t let me take over! I’ve been pinning Christmas diorama projects on my board like crazy lately. When I remembered the illustrations in my dad’s old Christmas music book, I thought they would be perfect! I could plan my dioramas around them. Imagine – vintage illustrations, right at my fingertips. How lucky and out of character. We are not the family that ends up on Antique Roadshow! We didn’t even have an attic!

I looked through each illustration and figured out how I could create a diorama around it. Then I wrote a list of all the things I need. I measured my box to know the sizes. I want the dioramas to have one 2D element (where the illustration is brought forward from the background) and one 3D element – a miniature tree for example. I’ve planned on five dioramas, but we’ll see! I’m an ambitious planner.

 

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Author: Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution}

Web and Print Designer living in New York. I blog about painting, illustration, and designing patterns. Inquires are welcome.

5 thoughts on “Dioramas – the planning stage

  1. How delightful–sounds fabulous! I can’t wait to see the end result. Happy diorama-ing! Fa la la la la, la la la……LA! 🙂

  2. Thanks! Now that I put it “out there,” I have to follow through!

  3. What a fun project! I can’t wait to see your creativity in the dioramas. Perfect craft for this time of year. I haven’t hit my festive kick yet.

  4. Thanks! I’ll keep you posted on my progress. Figured I’d start before the crazy holiday shopping kicks in!

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