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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

C is for Circus

For the next month, a local art studio, Main and Vine, is displaying altered books. My book is among the pieces on display. We each had a book from a very old encyclopedia to work with. I chose "C" so I could create a circus theme.

I started by making a shadowbook. I used the circus pages from the encyclopedia to cover the background and also on the back of the book.  I used images from an old circus art book, along with vintage circus photos to create the scene inside.


I bought the colorful striped fabric at an estate sale several years ago, but I never had a use for it until now!

The tight rope walkers are my favorite part.




I added ruffled crepe paper and glittered paper flags to complete my "big top" tent.
  

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4 Comments:

Blogger Diane said...

How wonderful! Are you familiar with Tag Tuesday? Pop over this week; you'll be surprised at the theme! Tagtuesday.blogspot.com

September 5, 2012 at 6:11 AM  
Blogger Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Congrats Erica, love your circus!
enJOY a great day,
Kimberly

September 5, 2012 at 7:00 AM  
Blogger Audrey Pettit said...

My goodness, how fabulous! Such a fun theme and I adore the scene you created in your shadowbox book! Just beautiful and creative and oh, so amazing!

September 5, 2012 at 7:20 AM  
Blogger dianapena8 said...

BEAUTIFUL! and fun, and creative, you did a fun and great job altering this book =Di

September 5, 2012 at 9:49 AM  

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