February 9, 2016

DIY Doll Armoire

An American Girl doll joined our family, and she needed something to make her feel at home.  Since she got some extra outfits, I thought an armoire was a good place to start.

1.  You'll need a cardboard box with folding lid, knife, dowel rod, velcro, hot glue gun, and felt/paint/washi tape for decoration.

2.  Cut any side flaps off of the sides of box lid.

3.  You should be left with the main lid and front flap.

4.  Cut a notch into the lid.

5.  Add velcro.

6.  Measure your dowel rod against the width of the box.

7.  Cut the dowel rod.

8.  Glue the dowel rod inside the box near the top.

Now, feel free to decorate your armoire.  I used felt for this one.


February 8, 2016

Coraline Doll

"She's a peach.  She's a doll.  She's a pal of mine."

If you're interested in any of my dolls, please email me at something_monumental@yahoo.com.


February 3, 2016

Slumber Party Invite

Slumber party invite.

My process start to finish (plus a variation).


February 2, 2016

Baseball Card + Comic Book Table

This upcycled kitchen table was a joint project.  My husband was tired of his bulky desk and wanted something more basic.  We took a garage sale find and revamped it using Mod Podge, baseball cards, and comic books.  The baseball cards were a little tricky to work with due to their thickness.  For added protection, a coat of Polyurethane was brushed over the card surface.


February 1, 2016

Mermaid Doll

A purple-haired mermaid.

If you're interested in any of my dolls, please email me at something_monumental@yahoo.com.


January 27, 2016

January 26, 2016

Illustration Style

The latest project I've wanted to tackle is a children's book.  It would be a few copies for my family, nothing more.  I really want the illustrations to pop out, but I can't find the right style.  As you can see here, I've tried colored pencils, watercolor, and different Photoshop techniques.  I can't decide what looks the best.  What do you think?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!