Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Tag Tuesday

This week our theme over at Tag Tuesday is Theatre and Cinema. I decided to make a little tag theatre, a dimensional tag. It is 51/2" high and 3" wide. I used a large matchbox. The stage is the inside drawer of the box. I cut through the middle of the sleeve and folded the flaps outwards to form the wings, and then stuck the parts together. I painted inside with acrylic paint, and the front of the theatre is an image from the Graphics fairy, scaled down to fit the box- I cut the centre part of the image away, glued the wings to the sides, and let the musicians curve out into the auditorium. I cut away part of the top part of the curtains so as it just to make it curve a little. I pasted an image from Gecko Galz to form the backdrop, and then gave it all 2 coats of water based varnish. My characters are Charlie Chaplin and Dan Leno. They have also been cut out, varnished and stuck to the background with foam squares. Dan Leno, who  first appeared on the stage at the age of 4,  was THE music hall artiste, comical actor and pantomime star in the second half of the 19th century, and the best paid actor of his time. He was even honoured by the then King, Edward VII, and asked to do a private performance in his palace. He would certainly have been a role model for the young Charlie Chaplin. They were both born into abject poverty, and made it right to the top.




This was fun to make! Have a good day you all, and thanks for visiting!

24 comments:

  1. Gorgeous theatre-tag! This is very original ,love how you have made it look so real! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Brilliant work Valerie...

    I love the colourful stage you made, especially the beaded fringe.

    Karenx

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  3. These are wonderful. Happy happy little tags. Love the 3D effect. hugs, Donna

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  4. Your mini theatre is a super idea Valerie, great fun. Have a nice day. xx

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  5. So much work and detail Valerie! I love it! Still have mine to make...lots of ideas but not much time...:(
    Hugs xx

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  6. A marvelous piece of art! So clever. x

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  7. Morning Valerie. Brilliant!!! How unusual and very clever. Really love it. TFS. Inspiring as always.
    Hugs, Florence xx

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  8. Gorgeous Valerie! Love the 3D effect.

    Just saw your last few posts...you made so many beautiful things while I was away! Love your creations:)

    Have a wonderful week!
    Gaby xo

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  9. This tag fits the theme wonderfully, I do get that theatre feel!

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  10. What a lovely vignette you have created! This is a very original and beautiful piece of art!

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  11. What a fabulous little theatre stage! What fun and clever details right down to the beaded curtain! Charlie and Dan look amazing! Love this! Happy Tuesday!

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  12. It looks fun to have made this and brilliant use of a matchbox.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  13. Your theater is Wonderful Valerie, now take a bow. clap,clap,clap!
    hugs Lynn

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  14. Brilliant stage tag, those two were such funny chaps.
    Yvonne x

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  15. I have never seen a dimensional tag before--this is just beautiful! Very creative!

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  16. Brilliant! Love the theatre theme, super beading too, xxx

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  17. Another big WOW! Love it :0)

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  18. Loving your fab theatre scene, x

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  19. This is a fabulous tag, love the cut outs and the beads are so theatrical!

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  20. This is amazing Valerie, such vibrant colours -the perfect little theatre x

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  21. Oooh, I love your theater and that beaded curtain!

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