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« 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.
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019 08:09:48 AM »

Wow!!  I love your pocket matchbox circus  Cheesy. It is amazing!
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« Reply #2 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.
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« Reply #3 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.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2019 08:57:46 AM »

Love this tiny circus!
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« Reply #5 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 . . . 
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2019 12:31:34 PM »

ACK! So darling! And so many eensy weensy dang details!
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2019 10:35:53 AM »

I love this! It is so amazing.
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2019 08:32:37 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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Thank you!  Smiley
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