Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Theatre and Cinema


For this week's theme 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!
Valerie

20 comments:

  1. It's really clever how you have put this together .The story behind it is very interesting I hadn't heard of Dan Leno till now.

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  2. You've surpassed yourself this week...what a fabulous tag! Love it! xx

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  3. Wowie!This is a pretty special tag.Oooh I can feel this is going to be another FUN challenge.Can't wait to get started.I have a vague glimmering of an idea!Great tag Valerie.

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  4. How cool! Great idea!

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  5. Wowee! You are one talented lady!! This is just incredible!! I too had not heard of Dan Leno before. :0)

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  6. An ingenious and creative tag, and a history lesson too! It is great, love the beaded curtain, Jane xx

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  7. This is an amazing miniature diorama tag, Valerie. I love the beaded curtain you added. Blessings!

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  8. Valerie, this is such an awesome tag, LOVE the stage you created. You have gone over and above the call of duty on this one! I love it and thanks for the information as well!
    Hugs, Ivy

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  9. This is a fab tag! Such a lot of work, I really love it x

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  10. Fabulously creative tag, I love the way you used the matchbox. Final tag really makes you feel like you are in an old time music hall.

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  11. That is sooo clever, you put so much thought into this beautiful tag. i love it.

    Pat x

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  12. How clever you are to make such a stunning b3d tag.

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  13. AWEsome job on this very cool tag!

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  14. Oh... this is fantastic Valerie... soooo creative...love the colours, images and fab beaded curtains...wondeful tag!

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  15. Wonderful tag. I love the juxtaposition of the black and white actors with the colorful theatre!

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  16. Awesome!
    I happen to love the old films and stars!!!

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  17. This is superb - what a great idea! Carolyn x

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  18. I love this Valerie. Great use of materials. I love you miniature stage and the vibrant colours. The bead trim sets it all off perfectly - Love it!

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  19. Hi Valerie,
    Just another stunning piece of art work this week - your silent movie diorama style tag is brilliant.

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