The Clown and the Ballerina

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Playing around with a Tonic Studio die frame which I ended up embossing with some old silver embossing powder. Before I stamped and embossed, I used a stencil on the paper to give the pattern that is on there.

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I printed out a vintage photo on my ink jet and hand colored it a bit with some chalk pastels I had around. I cut out the inside and made a frame out of the embossed piece.

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Picture in the frame.

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Back of the colored copy taped to the frame.

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Putting glue down on the back to add the “backing” heavy card stock.

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I glued a backing to the paper “frame” to help hold the colored copy to the embossed frame. Also it made is bit more sturdy, and an area that I can punch to hang it properly. Put glue on both papers for extra strength.

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I trimmed the edges.

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Added some Tim Holtz Washi Tape to the very top of the cardstock. Then I got out my grommets, punched three holes on the top and added those. That’s where I will be running ribbon through to hang the finished work. I wrapped the tape around the back because it holds better plus I have problems cutting tape to the right size. So better safe than sorry (plus I like how clean it looks when you wrap it).

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This is where I really start to add embellishments. I have a ribbon string with beads on it that I glued to the bottom of the project, then added some of my flowers to the bottom edge. I ended up buying these flowers in the craft district in LA for next to nothing at a wedding supply shop.

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Adding a few more embellishments. I collect random things, like cake decorations, cracker jack box toys and just billions of crap. I had a cupcake ballerina, a wooden die cut of scissors (can’t remember the name, sorry) that I colored gold with Inka-Gold, some random buttons and a clock face (from Michaels Crafts).

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From the same set as the scissors, I had a Victorian shoe, a Tim Holtz tag from one of his sets, and some random decorative brads. Another cupcake pic of a clown was added as well.

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I had these little strong dolls I found at a flea market, and added those.

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Found some ribbon and strung it through the grommet holes. And done!


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