Diorama building is a meditation for me. I try to keep my mind free of thought and I see what happens.  I've had 1-year of architecture in college, then I went into a completely different health related major, so I have no real construction or building abilities other than the self taught methods I use here.  I look on-line at woodworking tutorials to see how things are put together, but since I work out of  a tiny 0ne-bedroom fits all my doll stuff space, I have to use materials that can be disassembled easily.  You'll notice quickly that foam board and contact paper are two of my favorite tools.  I can't do without my Exacto knife.  I've surprised myself with how many things you can build with just those three tools. I hope the tutorials below give you ideas on your own dioramas. Thank you for viewing.



  1. 4-16-2013

    Thanks for sharing. This was very informative.

  2. 6-12-2013

    What an amazzzzzzing body of work. Can’t thank you enough for sharing!!!

    • 6-16-2013

      Thank you so much Diana! I truly appreciate your comments. JATMAN

  3. 6-15-2014

    New to the site and whoa! I need help, and I think I may have found the mother load of tips and tutorials! Thanks!

    • 6-15-2014

      Thanks Bobby! More tutorials are coming soon, the next being the Boxing Ring tutorial. I hope it helps you with your dioramas. JATMAN

  4. 1-31-2015

    I love your work. Send me more.

    • 2-12-2015

      Thanks Tracey, more is here. More coming. JATMAN

  5. 3-2-2015

    I love your work. It’s amazing and I could spend all day looking at it.

    • 3-16-2015

      Thank you so much Rita! Spend all the time you like. JATMAN

  6. 3-2-2015

    You are very talented and I appreciate your work.
    Thank you

    • 3-16-2015

      Thank you Rita. So kind. It’s appreciated. JATMAN

  7. 3-7-2015

    This is beyond amazing! I can’t even find words to describe how much I adore your work and your stories.

    I am in complete awe! Thank you ever so much for all this inspiration!

    • 3-16-2015

      Thanks so much Dani! I’m gushing over here. Stop it. I’m so happy to entertain in any way I can. Life is long, you need a good laugh, and often. It’s as good as an ‘apple a day’. I’ll keep the apples comin’. JATMAN

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