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« on: June 29, 2011 06:59:42 AM »

Have you seen the paper maché elephants that Michaels is carrying now? They are the cutest! I brought home a few, and here's what I did with the first one:


First I painted the elephant grey with pink ears and cheeks. I had some great G45 polka dotted scrapbook paper that I wanted to use, so I mixed up some colors to match the paper and painted a little blanket on her back. I painted the entire star box the light cream color, and then painted orange-y stripes on the sides. I then glued some more of the scrapbook paper to the top of the star. Once all that was dry, I used some inks to give the box and the elephant a little age and depth.


Here's where the importance of being a magpie comes in: I found this little rubber ball a few months ago in a parking lot. Yes, they laughed at me when I scooped it up, but who's laughing now? Look how the color goes great with the rest of the piece! It's perfect! I attached the ball by sticking a sharp needle up through it, and then down through the trunk. A little dab of E6000 keeps it secure.


Isn't her little bottom cute?  Smiley

I have three of these elephants left, but I may have to go pick up some more before they run out.
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2011 07:15:12 AM »

I'm REALLY loving all of your circus crafts!  This one is adorable Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2011 07:25:25 AM »

clowns--no; elephants--YESSSSSSSS!

This is adorable!  The little ball is so special...the colors are wonderful--love how you aged it...and the sparkle...LOVE!
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2011 07:31:47 AM »

I just bought a couple of these to paint the other day!  Now I want to scoop up some more.  Well done, he's adorable...I dig the colors!
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2011 07:38:44 AM »

This is so cute!  I love the little ball, and the blanket.  And the box.  And all of it...  It's adorable!
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2011 08:12:07 AM »

Oh shut up! I just bought this same elephant and a round box to do basically the same thing. Strange minds think alike, eh?

He's adorable, by the way!
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011 08:36:12 AM »

Oh shut up! I just bought this same elephant and a round box to do basically the same thing. Strange minds think alike, eh?

Yes, they do. I saw him and immediately thought, "party hat".  Cheesy

Oh, and thanks for your comments, everyone.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2011 08:45:41 AM »

EEEP! That is just way too much. You are so talented. I just love it.
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2011 09:43:35 AM »

So cute! Your attention to detail is unmatched!
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2011 10:14:57 AM »

Oh she is just perfect, I want to pinch her little cheeks! Love it!
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