Hello to everyone who drops by my blog. I hope you are having a great crafty week and that you are keeping well and happy. A big thank you to everyone for the wonderful encouragement in your comments and the many inspiring ideas when I visit your blogs.
This week at The Hatters we have a circus theme. I still think back to the days when the circus was full of animals but now all the feats and fun are done by humans or robots which isn't quite the same for me. Half of the time I am too scared to watch now but that could be old age !
My favourite thing at the circus has always been the clowns so I have chosen to use one of those for my project
I found an old set old coasters--we seem to have loads of old ones. I painted them with acrylic paints in bright colours. I am amazed at how cheap a set of acrylics are these days I used to pay such a lot of money years ago when was more into painting pictures--every blob was treasured then.
I had a digi stamp of a clown's head so I printed it out 4 times -two are reversed images. I coloured the images then covered them in clear Fablon-cut them out and stuck them onto the coasters with a few clown type words.
Not yet suitable to be used as coasters you will be saying.
Here they are finished with a coat of varnish to make them usable. The finished articles with the varnish don't photograph well because of the shine. I learnt that a long time ago which is why I take a picture before doing the varnishing.
Hope you will have a go and do visit Carol, Janet and Sandra's blogs to see what they have made for this week.
I'd like to also enter this in the Addicted to Stamps and More where the theme this week is anything goes.
Thank you for visiting today.
Love Chrissie xx