"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Saturday, November 10, 2007

4 x 4 Swap

This week has been very hectic - my "part-time" job has morphed into over 30 hours this week with no days off. And I'm trying to finish a few swaps before the deadlines. I did manage to finish the Circus 4x4

I collaged different circus images I found on the Internet with part of a circus ad in our newspaper. The pages are copies of the original with additions of Stickles on the elephant and the "tent" border, a Bingo marker for the ball and a tiny red pompom for the clown's nose. I also used a new "make-your-own-rubons" product for the circus title. This is made by Grafix - you can draw, rubber stamp or print a design with your computer on this film, apply the special adhesive sheet included and then remove the liner and use as a regular rubon. It was the first time I'd used this and I like it. It wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought it would be.

The backs of these were supposed to be decorated as well. I used real popcorn bags from the dollar store for the backs, folding over about half an inch on the top front to simulate a "bigtop." The ticket stamp is from Invoke Arts.

Now all I need to do is get these in the mail!


Linda Manning Findley said...

oh Susan it's awesome ... your work is alway so wonderful can't wait to get all of our Circus 4x4 back ... Linda F

Monica-FC said...

that is to cute. makes me think i am at the circus again.