A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Curious if a project is for sale, or if someone wants to do a private swap with you?  Please Personal Message the member rather than posting on the thread.
Total Members: 297,146
Currently Running With Scissors:
451 Guests and 23 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Billy and Tess at the Circus (Altered Sardine tin)  (Read 1512 times)
Tags for this thread: altered_tin , circus , clown  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
rackycoo
Global Moderator
Swap Moderator
Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, and ATCs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Member of the Papercraft Gang
Offline Offline

Posts: 26213
Joined: 01-Apr-2005

"Best of 2013" Winner; too lazy to change avatar.


View Profile WWW
« on: April 09, 2013 11:42:12 AM »

Alpha Stamps came out with another great collage sheets containing vintage images of kids. I saw these two children standing together and decided to send them to the circus. Once they were there, they chose to dress like clowns. Billy and Tess: who knew?

I was happy I had an old sardine tin ready to use, because putting the hats on the kids made them too tall for an Altoids tin.


The sardine tin is a bit of an odd shape, and had a little metal lip around the opening. I gave that a scattering of gold glitter, then glued on some red and white baker's twine and surrounded it all with black pom poms. The image of the kids was colored with Copic markers. I added the polka dots to Tess' shirt and the stripes to her leggings with the marker. I also gave them some skin tone, but not on their faces because I wanted them to look like they had some white makeup on. Billy's hair was done with colored pencils before I cut the image out, and their flag was cut out from scrapbook paper.

The top medallion is fan-folded scrapbook paper, with Alphabet Baby Beads. I colored those beads with the Copics, too, because they were just too white to go with the rest of the tin. Because of the pom pom border, the tin wouldn't stand alone. I glued a thin wooden block onto the base for stability.


Have fun at the circus, kids!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my Etsy shop. Scary Toys and Halloween for everyone!
My blog: junk&stuff
Pinterest
kittykill
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Needlework Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 29454
Joined: 25-Sep-2004

I got 99 problems, but a stitch ain't one.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2013 11:45:09 AM »

LOVE IT! I'm a little scared of the sardines though... Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

rackycoo
Global Moderator
Swap Moderator
Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, and ATCs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Member of the Papercraft Gang
Offline Offline

Posts: 26213
Joined: 01-Apr-2005

"Best of 2013" Winner; too lazy to change avatar.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2013 11:46:36 AM »

I can honestly say that I had nothing to do with the sardine consumption. Ewww.  Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my Etsy shop. Scary Toys and Halloween for everyone!
My blog: junk&stuff
Pinterest
MissingWillow
Global Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 9269
Joined: 31-May-2010


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2013 11:53:15 AM »

And another Alpha Stamps collage sheet I need to buy...  Looks great as per usual, rackycoo!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Farm Life Blog  
I'm a shepherd and have raw fleece.  PM me if you want to swap for some.

Craftster has gone mobile!  Read all about it here
thisbirdsabsurd
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2858
Joined: 16-Sep-2008

Be Happy!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2013 12:21:09 PM »

I can honestly say that I had nothing to do with the sardine consumption. Ewww.  Cheesy
It's the sardine/clown combination that scares me!  Wink  This is classic racky - love everything about it!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Etsy shop is here!  www.thisbirdsabsurd.etsy.com
yoopidou
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2565
Joined: 14-Aug-2008


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2013 07:56:01 PM »

Fascinating though a bit scary as all the clowns things are too me.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
nikschaf
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2013 07:45:09 AM »

So great!  I love this!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
HSG
Global Moderator
Glass Crafts Moderator
Guest Blogger

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Oy Vey!
Offline Offline

Posts: 10111
Joined: 18-Aug-2006

Margaritas & Facial Masks


View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2013 11:54:45 AM »

How did I miss this???

So incredible and wonderful all at once. It is always fun for me to look at the individual parts of your work and try to figure out how or what you've done to make them look the way they do. My favorite part on this are the noses of Billy and Tess and the ball fringe.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Maria Merlino
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

An Invitation to You to Explore My Work
Offline Offline

Posts: 972
Joined: 22-Feb-2010


View Profile WWW
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2013 04:55:49 PM »

That turned out very well!
 I was a clown with Ringling bros. and Barnum and Bailey.
Maria
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Top Products for Oily Skin
How to Get Candy Cane Nails
3 Spices That Speed Up Your Metabolism
Dazzle Her with Diamonds This Holiday
Easy & Festive Holiday Beauty Tutorials
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: DIY Drum Light
Tute Tuesday: Fleece Puppy Bed
Matchbox Mania!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.