Monday, September 28, 2015

Last Few Days and a Circus?

Still time to get in on the September fun before the October fun begins!  And here to inspire you is CT Anne with the first of a two-parter that will leave you laughing or screaming or both!  So off to hear her story....

There's a meme regularly does the rounds... "Not My Monkeys, Not My Circus"
So... what sort of circus and monkey are we rejecting?  Clowns can be scary, monkeys just sooo human that they're freaky... Time to break out an 8" x 10" box canvas, break up some toys, break open an ink pad or two, and break into some Graphics 45 circus papers.  A layer of texture (modelling) paste round the edge for the circus tent, of course - a wisp of silver paint dry-brushed along the high parts.

For the scary trapeze artists, one doll was "disconnected" at the waist, painted sparkly silver, and stuck to the top of the box with a wad of Aves Apoxie clay.  Another toy used to swing round a tree branch.  It can still move a bit.  The branch was clayed to the side, and the animal dabbed with texture paste in places before circus-glitter paint furred the body. (Is it actually moulting?)

It was only after I'd finished with wet stuff - paint, glues etc -  that I added the G45 paper to the background area, then Carmen Veranda's Monkey face.   And a scary clown?  Lost Coast Designs have a Clown Puppet just begging to be played with.

Though those thighs are admission tickets - admission to where????  Let's not go there.
There are some wee monkeys that snuck out of the Silver Crow creations website onto the canvas in various postures.
To get your own, take your bank manager to these places:

But I'm worried. Halloween is close... if these are NOT my monkeys, and this is NOT my circus....


  1. AWESOME !!! Such a wonderful creation but I definitely wouldn't want to go to THAT circus !!!!

    IKE xxx

    1. At least it's not a Political Circus!!! Thanks, Ike

  2. OMG!!! This is HILARIOUS! YIKES! xxD


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