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Topic: Paper Theater. Now showing: Animal Farm, the musical  (Read 458 times)
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« on: June 02, 2014 06:31:50 AM »

What's up this month at Alpha Stamps? Paper theaters! I used the Small Paper Theater Box and some of the scrumptious theater backgrounds from collage sheets to make a theater base, and then had a marvelous time making it luxurious. I used all kinds of embellishments: flatback rhinestone studs, metal hands and stars, gold Sweeper Fringe, matchsticks, and a scallop shell charm, to name a few. There are even a few rhinestone stars floating down from the ceiling; they're attached with threads.


Who are the players in this fancy-schmancy venue? After some deliberation, I chose some great animal images from the Circus Animals collage sheets. The animals are in rehearsal for opening night of "Animal Farm, the musical". I just had to give them all googly eyes, as they looked like they were having such fun. Well, most of them, anyway. Ronnie Rooster is a little ticked off that he's not listed as one of the stars. He's folded up his music and is just about ready to stomp off the stage in defeat.


The characters are all stacked up with dimensional foam, and I folded some of the edges of the music scores in their little hands to give them even more dimension. The Animal Farm banner is made using a rubber stamp (Large Center Banner). The title of the play is hand lettered. I cheated on the sign on the side; I printed the animals' names out and then drew and cut out that banner. It's hanging from a pole made from a couple of matchsticks. Baker's twine was used for the cord.



Want to know how I made the folded paper medallion that's behind the star on top? I posted a tutorial here. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2014 07:30:44 AM »

What wonderful characters to such a fun story. I will say Ronnie Rooster was robbed! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2014 07:39:00 AM »

Love it! Love all the amazing details. ADORE the googly eyes!
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2014 07:40:18 AM »

Ha, Ronnie WAS robbed! I'm sure the other animals were just "jealous".

Love it! Love all the amazing details. ADORE the googly eyes!
Nothing says serious art like googly eyes. I learned that from the masters.
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2014 10:18:44 AM »

This is all kinds of awesome.
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2014 10:24:35 AM »

You make the coolest, most fun, neatest things out of paper!!  Shocked

You and your sciccors rock!  Grin

And yes, I love the story of the animals too (I'm familair with Animal Farm BTW) and googly eyes are the best!  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2014 10:35:52 AM »

Did Ronnie not receive a part because of his apparent cocksure attitude? Your little stage tells a story all by itself. Bravo!
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