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    A Matchbox Circus and New Miniatures! Plus a Circus Sale!

    Filed under Art Projects, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Miniatures, Newsletters, Sale

    Oh, this is so deceiving! You’d think that (fab!) circus book box is … maybe ATC sized (with so much going on)!? But it’s made with the same Matchbox Sized Faux Book Box (only 2-1/4″ tall) that Design Team Member Kristin Batsel used for her Mermaids Mini Book Box a couple weeks ago!

    Scroll down just a hair to see a wide group of photos with more details. Here’s an intro from Kristin’s blog post:

    If you know me at all, you know I’m crazy about the circus. It’s been a while since I made any circus art, so I decided to have a little fun with another mini matchbox.

    First, the cover. I put alphabet stickers spelling out the word “circus” on a piece of paper and then cut it out to make a sign for the elephant to hold. Sequin stars add a bit of sparkle. The letters on the spine of the “book” were cut from a collage sheet.

    When you open the box, there’s a tiny circus performance going on. Or perhaps it’s dress rehearsal, seeing as the seats aren’t yet filled.

    I painted the tiniest of people to create a wee trapeze artist and a ringmaster. I used the thinnest of brushes and the strongest of magnifying glasses to paint these performers. The trapeze artist is perched on her swing, which is actually a thin piece of wire, bent to shape. She’s attached to her perch with a little white glue. The baby elephant’s blanket is a piece of ribbon, cut to size and glued on.

    Yikes! See that little photo at left for how truly tiny those tiny people are! Kudos to Kristin for painting those tiny performers so precisely! See more photos (and a mini tutorial on resizing the red curtain above the stage) are in Kristin’s blog post. Here’s her supply list, and read on for info on a SALE for some of those goodies (and the chance to win everything in her supply list)!

    New Miniatures… Mostly Animals (for a Circus?)

    You’d think these are all half scale or smaller, but the two brass trims are actually 1:12 scale.

    Circus Collage Sheets ON SALE!

    FLASH SALE! This is a 50% off sale on ALL Circus Collage Sheets!

    You know with that bright, cheery artwork by Kristin I’d have to put this section on sale! 45 options!!… including the 3 highlights below! (AND that first sheet is used in Kristin’s project!)

    The sale ends at midnight on Monday night, February 25th.

    Click: FLASH SALE to see everything!

    A Matchbox Circus Giveaway!

    I didn’t even fit in all the new little animals (in the highlights above) so a couple more are shown at right (and are included in the Giveaway, too)!

    OK… on to this Giveaway! Yes, I said it! EVERYTHING in Kristin’s Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

    I’m only highlighting a couple of the ELEVEN circus-y items in the supply list/Giveaway:
    - Matchbox Sized Faux Book Box (well, yes, you’ll need the structure)
    Window Frames for Tealight Haunted House (the frame around the clown on the inside front cover)
    Half Scale P&J Theatre Collage Sheet (for the elephant on the front cover and the red curtains — inside and on the cover)

    Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Kristin’s artwork, which are also all included in the Giveaway!

    To enter A Matchbox Circus Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday Night, February 25, 2019).

    And what are you going to make?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org).

    Hey, who won A Dark and Stormy Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Marilyn Ray! Congrats! Check your email for info.

    Posted by Leslie, February 24th, 2019

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