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Everybody Loves A Circus – Mixed Media Project


We are taking the kiddos to the Shrine Circus soon….and I have to admit…I love Circuses, Carnivals, and such.  With that in mind, here is a 12 x 12 canvas, mixed media project that I created – one of the three that I am planning in a Circus series, per se.   I also entered this in CSI’s #11 challenge.

My inspiration for my hand-pieced together clown was from an illustration out of last year’s Shrine circus program, artist unknown.  I used one of the 12 x 12 canvases that I picked up from my local Michael’s – I used a 12 x 12 piece of scrapbook paper for the background…it is Ferris Wheel from Recollections.  All of the paper used for the clown was from scraps from my Scraps of Darkness kits. Here are some up-close photos:

in the above photo, I’m not sure if you can see…but I hand-stitched shoelaces onto the clown shoes…

I also used buttons and brads to embellish his outfit.

I used twine from my Pink Paislee stash for the balloon strings.

along with a plethora of my stamps, I also used a lot of rub-ons to create all the interest and texture

I also used some “Puffy” paint for extra dimension.

It’s taken me a bit to get this project up-loaded because I have just recently started the amazing Art Journaling class , The Art of Wild Abandonment…by Junelle Jacobsen via Scarlet Lime.  I have temporarily “retired” from Design Team work so that I can try out some new art and techniques….and isn’t it just the way it goes….I find that I am as busy as ever! 🙂  I really wouldn’t have it any other way!  I hope this has inspired you to create something today!!! God Bless!

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5 Comments to

“Everybody Loves A Circus – Mixed Media Project”

  1. Avatar March 18th, 2012 at 6:55 pm Cindy Gay Says:

    Nancy–it’s just great. Love to study all the detail shots. Have fun at the circus!

  2. Avatar March 19th, 2012 at 12:09 pm Carol W. Says:

    WOW – this canvas is fabulous. Love all the details and layers! Beautiful – have a wonderful time at the circus.

  3. Avatar March 21st, 2012 at 9:27 pm misty russell Says:

    WOW! The details are mind blowing!

  4. Avatar March 24th, 2012 at 7:26 am Rebecca Says:

    LOVE THIS!! I am soon to venture into the world of mixed media, I am going to a two day Donna Downey workshop, cannot wait. Your work is amazing Nancy, so amazing,

  5. Avatar April 24th, 2012 at 1:52 pm Monica Lowrance Says:

    I still think this is awesome!!!!!! hmmm I need to go check this out.

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