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« on: July 16, 2018 06:20:32 AM »

I don't think it's very creepy but I appreciate that they freak some people out.

Made for rackycoo in the Halloween In June 2018 swap.

Originally I had plans for a witch on alphabet blocks but racky sent me a witch so I needed to quickly revise my plan. This is based on my Halloween costume from kindergarten, my mom scored a vintage clown suit from a thrift shop and she did my unusual makeup. You can see it here, it's the image I used for the 2nd round of the Craftster Trading Card swap.
Heavy wire wrapped with embroidery thread, vintage wooden spool, I tried and failed at using paper clay for the shoes so they are poly clay with a coating of sparkly texture paste stuff. Mini buttons from Alphastamps.

I am not a painter, one teensy spot on an eye got a wee bit smudgy when I went over the face with a layer of podge to seal the acrylic. Ah well, imperfections remind us that we aren't perfect, right?

I thought it was looking a bit more circus than Halloween so I dressed up the spool with some sparklies and washi tape then added a fun mask for the clown to disguise herself with. I sure hope good ole Lon Chaney won't mind this use of his image. He sure does make a spooky looking Phantom!


Lon's hat was actually the trickiest part to make, I think I had to redo it about 3 times. Burned myself plenty with the hot glue, ouch!
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2018 06:34:18 AM »

I love my little Halloween clown!  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018 06:53:56 AM »

Very cool! And a leetle bit creepy. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2018 08:46:48 AM »

Cool little clown and I love the Lon Chaney mask-on-a-stick accessory!  I like the stitched ghosts in the background too; what was that project?
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2018 09:17:11 AM »

I like the stitched ghosts in the background too; what was that project?

ludi sent it to me in the boro/slow stitch swap. I love it so much Smiley.
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2018 07:35:49 AM »

I agree the doll is not creepy, but that mask is so terrifying to me.
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2018 05:49:37 AM »

I actually haven't seen Phantom so the mask is a bit scary to me too. After watching the movie I may feel differently though, those old black and whites are entertaining but not frightening by modern standards. Then again, I'm not afraid of clowns either and many other people are.
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2018 06:51:04 PM »

I think this is is awesome! I have made several clothespin dolls for my granddaughters and a clown is a cute idea! Well done!
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