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PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) => Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General => Topic started by: pottermouth on August 10, 2015 07:13:22 PM



Title: Matchbox Circus ABCs
Post by: pottermouth on August 10, 2015 07:13:22 PM
Here's something I made for our dear sweet rackycoo (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=27362) in the IYP 25 swap- 26 bitty circus works of art that fit into a matchbox. I had been struggling with my art at the time, having abandoned painting and drawing for a long while, and these minuscule pieces made easing back into it a bit less daunting. The cards are made from mixed media ATC cards that were cut to fit inside the 2 3/4" x 1 3/4" matchbox. It was exhilarating to paint, stamp, doodle, and draw whatever felt right on each of these cards, probably because they were so small, but maybe because I had all of that bottled up for so long it just had to get out in a manic kind of way!  





The backgrounds are mostly acrylic paint, various stamps, black pen, crayon, coloured pencil, and pastels. All of the images are either collage images or hand drawn.









The completion of this little work helped me feel more confident in my art and I've since enjoyed drawing or painting every day (even if they are only ATCs!)  :D

Thanks to rackycoo for the in-focus shots...the rest are mine. Phtttht.


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus ABCs
Post by: stillatthetop on August 10, 2015 07:21:53 PM
Only ATC??? I spend more time on those than I do on other crafts. Wonderful share. Thank you.

~T


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus ABCs
Post by: LimeRiot on August 10, 2015 07:41:10 PM
This is awesome x infinity!! Fabulous x a zillion!!


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus ABCs
Post by: TheMistressT on August 10, 2015 08:28:52 PM
Wow! This is such a great alphabet!


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus ABCs
Post by: sweets4ever on August 10, 2015 08:41:38 PM
Wow, that's amazing.  I could look through all of the little images for hours and keep discovering something new.


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus ABCs
Post by: wendiek on August 11, 2015 12:11:32 AM
Your talent is unbelievable! So many crafts and you master them all!  :o

Love your creativity and it is awesome how swapping got you back into the painting or drawing  mojo mood again!  :)

You rock!!  ;D


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus ABCs
Post by: roler on August 11, 2015 03:07:33 AM
These are so cool!  I agree; I'd spend ages just sifting through them and staring!


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus ABCs
Post by: Abbeeroad on August 11, 2015 06:34:47 AM
So tiny yet so epic! Amazing work.


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus ABCs
Post by: rackycoo on August 11, 2015 10:17:03 AM
This is one of my favorite swap items ever! It sits on a table in my living room where I can look at it often. I am humbled by the amount of work that went into this tiny precious item. Plus, that little giraffe charm is the bomb. :)


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus ABCs
Post by: HSG on August 12, 2015 06:05:35 AM
Beautiful and so incredibly done. Can only imagine the time it took to create all the ATCs. Sure racky gets a lot of joy out of looking at them.


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus ABCs
Post by: SonjaBoo on August 14, 2015 03:27:51 PM
These are fantastic! And such a clever idea.


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus ABCs
Post by: AugustBell on August 16, 2015 01:59:30 PM
These are so wonderful and beautiful! Your art makes me happy, friend!


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus ABCs
Post by: sweets4ever on August 28, 2015 12:05:10 PM
Administrator Comment Thanks for entering a Craftster Craft Challenge!  Don't forget to cast your vote!! :)

The voting poll is located at the top of the thread here:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439943.0


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus ABCs
Post by: audio on December 08, 2015 02:25:05 PM
This is so neat! I love the picture of all the cards together!


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus ABCs
Post by: flyghte on February 18, 2016 02:44:18 AM
This is awesome - the little peanut guy is definitely my favourite!


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus ABCs
Post by: Killam Creative on February 20, 2016 07:37:01 PM
Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! This is masterfully done. I has a jealous.  ;D


Title: Re: Msideshowhbox Circus ABCs
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 01, 2017 04:34:46 PM
They are each so excellently faboo!


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus ABCs
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 02, 2017 03:54:47 PM
How did I miss this?!?!  Beautifully done my friend!