Category shadowbook

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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Beach Baby Shadowbook

I will be teaching this project at The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie, TX, on July 14 at 12:30.

Cost is $45. Bring your own photo to personalize the project. Call the store to sign up. Visit their website for the list of class supplies needed. I hope to see you there!

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Beach Baby

This project is the inspiration for the next class I’m teaching at The Crafty Scrapper (details coming soon).

I created this “shadowbook” using an old book, beautiful Bo Bunny papers, and beach embellishments.

I used an image of my niece frolicking in the sand.

I have another beach vacation with her very soon, and we can’t wait!

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