Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Circus Circus!

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Make a circus wagon, it's *fUn*!! :)

Tonight our *aRt*pArTy*!! meets at Stamping Details for our March meeting, the theme being Vintage Circus,
the inspiration being Lisa Kettell's Altered Art Circus book.

I'm bringing cupcakes

and this is what I made for the swap:
I used a 4x4" paper mache box and lined it inside and out with gay, colorful papers. I backed all my images and cutouts with manila paper for sturdiness. I glued 3 colorful dice together and mounted my image on top. Because of the depth of the box, I brought the image forward, gluing a (cut to size) wine cork to the back of the image and to the (inside) back of the box. I punched circles and brought forward with 3D foam and attached vintage bingo numbers. To fill up the space, I randomly put glue on the (inside) back and bottom of the box and threw confetti on it, shaking off the excess. Tim Holz die cut borders made a perfect marquee, and I layered a couple of half circles and placed on top with a circus banner. Embellished with tinsel, a little yoyo from Tinsel Trading Co. and little red star gems. The box is mounted on two wine corks which are hidden by the paper "wheels" in front and back. You can download the above image and make your own little circus wagon! I loved this project, and have made several, of which I'll post photos later in the week.

3 comments:

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Lorraine! Your cupcakes are too cute to eat! And I love your circus shrine!! It is fabulous!! Thank you for sharing the free circus image {I love circus stuff!!} :)

Liz said...

Hello!
I love that little Circus box. I have not attempted anything like that... VERY cute!!

I'm new to your blog and I'm here from Decor to Adore... I will be participating in the matchbox swap and just wanted to introduce myself. :)

I will be hosting a Paper Craft Challenge that you might be interested in... Come by and see.
Have a great week!
~Liz

BLISS angels said...

Lorraine I love your circus shrine it is too cute...

Hugs wendy

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