Saturday, April 11, 2015

Step right up

The altered art circus is in town! Make sure you step right up and see the show of  the most talented menagerie in the world!

Hi everyone! It's Betsy Skagen of Paper Calliope and I just had to share my latest circus creation with you.

If you look center stage you can check out the MANE attraction--Leopold--who is about to perform a death defying teeterboard act with the help of Gina Giraffe.

Meanwhile, Ellie the elephant is getting ready to razzle and dazzle you with her new dance routine.

Tutorial--How to make a circus stage

Step One Adhere Airplane CardstockFleur Honeycomb CardstockGlitter Discovery Girl Cardstock and Tulip Wheels Cardstock to the stage by Gina's Designs using matte medium. On each piece except the two side curtain pieces, use a X-Acto knife to fussy cut all notches. 

Step Two Assemble stage using Beacon 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue. Ink edges of stage with brown ink.

Step Three Coat small plastic aniimals with matte medium and cover with glitter. Let dry.

Step Four Cut out three rectangles from the Baroque Specialty Paper. Fussy cut circus images, apply brown ink to edge of images and adhere to the Baroque paper. Cover with dimensional glue and let dry.

Step Five Paint wooden wheel with maroon crackle paint. Let dry.

Step Six Apply gold glitter glue and Red Dew Drop to the top of the stage.

Step Seven Cut six triangles from Tulip Wheels Cardstock and slightly smaller triangles from Glitter Discovery Girl Cardstock, glue together and adhere to twine. Add letters to spell Cirque. Adhere twine to front of stage.

Step Eight Bend large Baroque rectangle to create crackles in dried dimensional glue. Apply brown ink to highlight cracks. Adhere Metallic Gold Dew Drops to large Baroque piece. Attach to front of stage.

Step Nine Adhere Baroque rectangles to each side of stage.

Step 10 Adhere Cherry Kisses Archival Seeds to top curtain. Adhere metallic gold ribbon from Saffron Straw Embellishments to curtain. 

Step 11 Create collars for animals, Adorn with Precious Girl Diamond Dew Drops, gold ribbon, Metallic Pink Dew Drops and glitter glue. Fussy cut a flower hat from Purple Flowers Glitter Cardstock

Step 12 Cut a rectangle plank from chipboard and cover with Rosy Chevron Cardstock. Distress edges with brown ink. Adhere star from Halloween Chipboard to center of wheel. Adhere plank to wheel and adhere entire teeterboard to stage floor.

Step 13 Adhere animals to stage floor.

Stuff I used


LisaM said...

This is so fun Betsy! I love it!

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

This is fabulous! I love your animals!! Perfect combinations!

Jess M said...

This is perfect!!!!

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Tonya said...

Betsy, your circus is the greatest creation on earth! You rocked this!!!

Bev Code said...

amazing .. beautiful and so cool and creative.. you rocked this.

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