A Paper Theater

What did I do yesterday?  I spent the day creating a paper theater at a class taught by the the marvelous Ulla Milbrath at Castle in the Air.

My paper theater was created from a plain, square box swathed in blue metallic crepe paper, and the children riding the dove were cut from a book called Featherlight by Gabriele Eichenauer... (Cutting up a book? Oh, horror, but Ulla insisted...)  You cannot see it in this photo, but there is a little knob at the bottom which can make the dove fly up & down, side to side.

The scene is topped by a glowing golden moon gazing down fondly over the children...

Nearer and nearer the dove came until at last it alighted beside him.  "Croo, croo," cooed the dove.
-- Gabriele Eichenauer (Featherlight)


  1. I love this so much! I would be the same, cutting up a book! gasp! But it really turned out nicely.

  2. I cut up books. I do. I work in a school where they regularly purge old books (held together with dried up bookbinding tape)...if I have doubles, I cut one up. I do it to Dr. Seuss...his pictures make AWESOME gift tags and birthday cards. I even stick them on sheet magnets for my fridge! I admit it! I may even make something like this for someone's birthday someday! I LOVE this idea. This is so dreamy and soft. Your work is amazing.

  3. Oh, that is my favorite shop!!!!! Your theatre is just beautiful! I must get to one of those classes!!!! So inspiring!
    have a great week

  4. Breathtaking! So beautiful :-)

  5. Ooh, I want to be in that picture. How magical. Felicity


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