Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Mixed Media Vintage Circus Art

I love everything about a vintage circus.  The ruffled collars on bike riding bears, the harlequin patterns on nightmare-inducing clowns and the huge red and white striped tents.  I love it!  Recently I was ogling beautiful images on Pinterest and found a beautiful butterfly art piece by Debrina Pratt.  It was so inspiring I decided to take the concept and make a little vintage circus art piece of my own.  Not much needed for this except some cardboard, wire and a few wood blocks which I've seen at most craft and dollar stores.  Heck, you could even use a rock for a base if you wanted.  Grag my images HERE.  Make it wonderful and don't forget to Make Your Mark!
These make me very happy!

Watch how to make them here!
Vintage Circus Images (HERE)
E-6000 Spray Adhesive
E-6000 Glue
Wood Blocks
Stamp Pad
Wire and Wire Cutters
1.  Glue the printed images to cardboard
2.  Carefully cut out each piece
3.  Glue graphics to the wood block
4.  Distress the edges of the cutouts and wood blocks on an ink pad
5. Cut wire in various sizes
6.  Glue the wire to the backs of the cardboard cutouts
7. Mark where your pieces will be placed on each block
8.  Drill small holes for the wire
9.  Add more E-6000 Glue on the end of the wire and insert in the drilled holes
Any mix of images will do!
On with the show!

1 comment:

  1. You need to watch Escape to the Chalet. An English engineer and designer with a fabulous vintage twist, run away to France and buy a 48 room Chateau! Their style is right up your street; think vintage circus, harlequin patchwork wallpaper, incredible attention yo detail and some ingenious make do and mend projects