Saturday, March 28, 2015

Ornate Miniature Marie Theatre for Alpha Stamps

The theme this month over at Alpha Stamps has been Marie in Wonderland. Given that I've been on a bit of a Marie Antoinette kick lately, I had a lot of fun dreaming up a little project for them. And so I present an ornate Marie theatre... in miniature.

Ornate miniature theatre with tutorial - Nichola Battilana

The stage is created with a Tiny Paper Mache Box and embellished with pretty golden dreseden trims. The curtains in this box are cut up frocks from the collage sheets included in the kit. There's Raw Brass Flourishes* and a Small Man in the Moon Charm too.

Ornate miniature theatre with tutorial - Nichola Battilana

The piece is quite tiny, measuring in at just 2.25" tall and in actual fact I created two of the wee things...

Ornate miniature theatres with tutorial - Nichola Battilana

I used the second to create a step-by-step snapguide you can use to make your very own! Visit it HERE

And here's the supply list of items I used creating these little theatres:
Marie in Wonderland Kit 
Tiny Paper Mache Box Set*
Thick cardstock
Scrapbook paper

Tall Paper Theatre and Curtains Collage Sheet
French Ballet Costumes Collage Sheet
Dresden borders

Raw Brass Flourish* 
Small Man in the Moon Charm 
Dragonfly Wing Beads 
Acrylic paint


  1. Oh my gosh Nichola, those are so lovely and so tiny! How in the heck do you cut out all those teeny tiny figures?! Off to check out your Snapguide :O)

  2. These are gorgeous! LOVE the little details you added! TFS!

  3. Just love these. I have to, have to make a couple of these. Thanks.

  4. Oh Nichola these are INDEED dreamy! I am inspired to make a fairy themed stage for our Spring indoor garden display! :)

    Sorry my comments have been absent from your lovely blog. . . eye surgery limited my computer time the past month to shop-only necessities and mini work! But one more t go and then I will be back to normal!