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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Circus Wagon Altered Tin

I think this is my favorite tin to date. This masonite frame, available at Alpha Stamps, was the perfect size for turning a plain Altoid tin into a festive circus wagon! I painted the frame with red and gold paint, and accented it with glitter, metal studs, and shiny star sequins. The banner stands on a toothpick and is topped with a couple of beads. The wheels are painted wooden spools with carpet tack spokes. The horse has real feathers attached to his tiny baker's twine bridle.

The wagon includes the usual cast of circus characters: lions, monkeys, clowns, and even a cat.

Are you getting tired of circus art? I hope not; I'm working on another circus parade, this one made with small masonite shrines. I'll post it later this week.


  1. Altoid tins are my favorite to work with. This is just lovely...Kathie-


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