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Title: Matchbox Circus
Post by: rackycoo on February 26, 2019 07:39:48 AM
If you know me at all, you know I'm crazy about the circus. It's been a while since I made any circus art, so I decided to have a little fun with another mini matchbox like the one I used a couple of weeks ago to make Mini Mermaids. Here's some more big fun in a little 2 1/2" package.

First, the cover. I put alphabet stickers spelling out the word "circus" on a piece of paper and then cut it out to make a sign for the elephant to hold. Sequin stars add a bit of sparkle. The letters on the spine of the "book" were cut from a collage sheet.


When you open the box, there's a tiny circus performance going on. Or perhaps it's dress rehearsal, seeing as the seats aren't yet filled.

I painted the tiniest of people to create a wee trapeze artist and a ringmaster. I used the thinnest of brushes and the strongest of magnifying glasses to paint these performers. The trapeze artist is perched on her swing, which is actually a thin piece of wire, bent to shape. She's attached to her perch with a little white glue. The baby elephant's blanket is a piece of ribbon, cut to size and glued on.


When I say these people are small, I'm not kidding. Here's the ringmaster with a quarter to show scale. He's just about 3/4" tall.


Star sequins, Dresden trim over the curtains, and gold tape all make the circus shine.


Now I have a little pocket circus to take wherever I go.


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus
Post by: loves2experiment on February 26, 2019 08:09:48 AM
Wow!!  I love your pocket matchbox circus  :D. It is amazing!


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on February 26, 2019 08:17:05 AM
I love the circus, I am mad for this wee box of delight! How fun are you? So fun.


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 26, 2019 08:35:41 AM
I'm having the same reaction I have when I see adorable baby animals.  It's so cute I want to both squish it, and protect it forever at the same time.  :D


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus
Post by: MissingWillow on February 26, 2019 08:57:46 AM
Love this tiny circus!


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus
Post by: Patraw on February 26, 2019 10:30:25 AM
Wonderful little box and tiny big top performers!  At least if she falls, the trapeze artist has an elephant's back to land on . . . 


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus
Post by: TheMistressT on February 26, 2019 12:31:34 PM
ACK! So darling! And so many eensy weensy dang details!


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus
Post by: kittykill on February 27, 2019 10:35:53 AM
I love this! It is so amazing.


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus
Post by: kittykill on February 28, 2019 08:32:37 AM
Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project (https://www.craftster.org/blog/february-27-2019-featured-projects/)! :)


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus
Post by: rackycoo on February 28, 2019 08:40:08 AM
Thank you!  :)


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus
Post by: HSG on March 03, 2019 07:08:34 AM
Tiny wonderfulness! :)


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus
Post by: Reel Crafty Girl on March 03, 2019 11:40:50 AM
This is such a fun little project! I love that there is a tiny 2D circus going on inside!


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus
Post by: sweets4ever on March 04, 2019 08:27:14 AM
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Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project (https://www.craftster.org/blog/february-27-2019-featured-projects/)! :)

Congrats!!


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 09, 2019 03:39:27 PM
Congrats on the featured project! It's super cute!


Title: Re: Matchbox Circus
Post by: rackycoo on March 11, 2019 07:26:04 AM
Thanks so much!  :)