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« on: March 24, 2011 08:49:03 AM »





When cackle and rackycoo organized the "Wicked Circus Altered Tin" swap, I could not resist joining.

There were a couple of reasons I couldn't resist joining this swap.  First, there are the stories of my summer spent working as a clown with a traveling carnival.

Oh, you can beg, but I am not telling those stories today.

Second, there is this hauntingly beautiful music video from Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pixkuUL9LgU

The disquieting strains of "Evelyn Evelyn" have wafted in and out of my thoughts since my first viewing of it -- it will not leave me alone.

Which is why, the split second I saw the words "Wicked Circus Altered Tin Swap," I knew I was going to create a an altered tin featuring conjoined twins in the sideshow.

Prior to getting my assigned partner, I was happily designing my tin, but it was when the partners were assigned that things really took off. My heart fluttered to discover the Knickertwist as my partner.

I knew I had to add a fae element to my work. 

And it was the fae element that really transformed the piece for me. So, I was doubly lucky to have Knickertwist as my partner -- the first bit of luck being that this was a SWAP and I knew I was going to get a piece of AWESOMENESS from her.
 
Over the next few days, I'm going to post information on my blog about how I finished and embellished the tin. At some point, I might even tell about how I nearly burned my house down.

But for now, here are some pics:













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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2011 09:32:03 AM »

I am in awe of this altered greatness! Your details astound me - especially the larger chains under the stage. One must never underestimate the strength of conjoined fairy twins!  Love the wood finish and the little peg nailed in, too. Oh my!

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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2011 09:32:47 AM »

It's really fabulous, amazingly executed, and I'm so happy it ended up in my greedy little hands. Sometimes I wonder how I get so damned lucky!
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2011 10:21:22 AM »

Oh, how sad! I hadn't noticed that they were chained.

What an awesome detail. I love this tin.
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2011 10:27:07 AM »

Fantastic! These tins are drool worthy! The chains..... wow!
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2011 11:00:43 AM »

Oh, how sad! I hadn't noticed that they were chained.

I haz a wicked.  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2011 08:42:54 AM »

This is amazing... and I definitely thought of Evelyn Evelyn when I saw it!
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2011 12:29:00 PM »

Wow!!  just Wow!!
I, for one, would be very interested in reading the details on how you finished and embellished your tin!  It's gorgeous!
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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2011 12:41:15 AM »

Amazing, there isn't much else I can say, I love the inside of that tin
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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2011 02:06:19 AM »

Thanks!

I've posted information on the outside covering here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=377257

And some details of the design process here: http://www.microjivvy.com/designing-the-wicked-circus-tin

I have one more article to write on the tin, but I'm currently sidetracked with another project.  Grin
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