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Topic: Circus Inchie Art (Warning: Clowns!)  (Read 2533 times)
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« on: August 01, 2016 10:27:11 AM »

New art for our keeping room! The clowns are teeny tiny, but if you don't like them at any size, you may want to just stop right here. Cheesy


I found myself at odds recently because I'm in between projects. My studio did get tidied up a bit, but that was no fun. I needed a tiny project. Inchies to the rescue! I had a colorful background made from red and pink tissue paper that I made months (years?) ago, so I cut it into inchie squares and set to work. In the interest of having this be a simple project, I dug up some circus stickers I had that were just the perfect size for tiny art. The next thing I knew, I had a set of 16 inchies. I went back to them several times, adding ink and paint. The once simple project became a bit of an obsession. Once they were done, I liked them so much I decided to mount and frame them.

Luckily for me, I had a frame I had purchased at Ikea a while back. The mat was cut to the perfect size for those 16 inchies. The frame was a nice light plain wood, but since we're talking circus, I painted it white with red stripes and then sanded it down a bit to distress it. I used several tiny star sequins in the inchies, so I glued a little silver star on each white stripe as well. Plain frame on the left; painted on the right.


I bordered the art with some gorgeous turquoise Dresden trim. Matching up the corners nicely took some doing, but I think the trim looks great. Each corner also got a little star. Done!

 
Here's the art in its new home. My parents made this plant stand for me for Christmas years ago. Now she finally has something to look at!


If you're not afraid of clowns and would like to see more photos and here more about the process, click here. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2016 10:31:53 AM »

It seems that piece was just meant to be! Beautiful work.
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2016 10:46:45 AM »

Wonderful! It does seem that you are torturing that poor, startled wooden lady though...
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2016 10:51:59 AM »

Wonderful! It does seem that you are torturing that poor, startled wooden lady though...

I know! I can't help but think she's a little uncomfortable around clowns. I consider this therapy for her, although she has always seemed a bit startled to live in my home, so perhaps it's just business as usual. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2016 10:56:51 AM »

Beautifully done!  (even with the clowns....  Wink)
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2016 11:16:46 AM »

This is really great!  And it started with stickers!
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2016 11:40:23 AM »

Your art and the process was so fascinating, that I truly did not mind the clowns at all!

Don't know what I love more...the inchies or the frame...uh, ok...BOTH!

Beautiful colors and so much thought given to the perfect details...the shiny trim is one of my favorites!

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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2016 12:02:23 PM »

So cool! Love that you made the frame go with the project and the addition of the sequin stars and dresden foil! Really pretty
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2016 07:42:25 PM »

What a fun piece! All of the details came together perfectly!
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2016 07:52:10 PM »

Wonderful! It does seem that you are torturing that poor, startled wooden lady though...

I know! I can't help but think she's a little uncomfortable around clowns. I consider this therapy for her, although she has always seemed a bit startled to live in my home, so perhaps it's just business as usual. Cheesy

Startled Wooden Lady: you do you, sweetheart.
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