I bought some blank russian dolls to paint and can’t wait to get started. I wasn’t sure what kind of paint to use, but after a bit of discussion on flickr it looks like acrylic and a coat of varnish will be sufficient. Do let me know if you have any tips or insider info for painting on wood! I’m a total newbie at it.
A flickr pal showed me a link to a show at The Wurst gallery where a number of artists customised russian dolls. They’re all very cool, but I think my favourite is by Carson Ellis. It looks like she has a nice blog too!