In my previous post: French Paper Theater - d'Epinal No.1579 Part 1
I gave a bit of information about a vintage paper theater sheet originally made by d'Epinal which I digitally: cleaned-up, assembled and then altered so I could have a fun variety of "stages" for some upcoming projects I've got planned.
|One of my altered "whimsical" paper theaters based on a vintage sheet originally produced by d'Epinal in the 1800's|
Today I'm posting about the "Whimsical Theaters" I altered based on the original sheet.
And a series of colorful add in curtains that have been coordinated to work with the theaters.
Some of the curtains can work with several of the theaters so the choice is yours as to how you want your theater to look.
The curtains I've altered to go with the theater are from a
which I located on line by Pilllpat (agency-eureka) on Flickr
There are 9 Theater and 11 Curtain Set color choices to select from.
(9 of which can be seen in the previews below)
|Preview sheet showing some of the Theater/Curtain combos possible from the images posted - Open Curtains|
|Preview sheet showing some of the Theater/Curtain combos possible from the images posted - Closed Curtains|
For the above shown previews, I've matched up curtains that I think works best with each; however several of the curtains like the Raspberry, Gold, Old Gold, Copper, Plum and Teal Curtains work well with at least one of the other whimsical theaters shown.
There is also (not shown) a "blue" curtain that works as an alternate for the "Original" color version of the theater (which can be seen in the previous post - HERE) and a "lime" green curtain that was made to go with the "Candy Land" colored theater as shown in the first image on this post.
Whimsical Theaters & Curtains
by EKDuncan and Presented by My Fanciful Muse
|Original Theater Colors based on the vintage sheet I was working from|
The original vintage sheet I was working on had an array of vibrant colors predominantly in the Red, Blue and Gold family. So this first theater is a close representation to the colors found on the original sheet that I was working with.
I have two curtain options that work well with the above theater.
|Bright Red curtain based on the 1924 version from the Danish Publication Familie-Journal|
The original 1924 curtain by: Illustreret Familie-Journal
was a red one and seeing as many theater curtains are red;
it seemed only fitting to include on in this collection.
|My altered "Blue" Theater Curtain Set is based on the original 1924 version|
I like options so I've also created a blue curtain that works with the theater's original color scheme.
|My altered "Aqua and Blue" Theater based on a vintage dEpinal 1579 paper theater sheet from the 1800's|
I like to play with colors digitally and found this Aqua and Blue version quite appealing.
The Red and Blue of the original are now more of a Raspberry and Aqua.
|My altered "Gold" Theater Curtain Set is based on the original 1924 version|
I'm showing the "Gold" curtains with this theater; however the Raspberry and Teal curtain sets farther down in the post also works well with the "Aqua and Blue" Theater.
|My altered "Turquoise" Theater is based on a vintage dEpinal 1579 paper theater sheet from the 1800's|
I liked the Aqua color from the previous altered theater but I was looking for a way to tone it down and came up this the southwest feel for it.
|My altered "Teal" Theater Curtain Set is based on the original 1924 version|
This Teal curtain works great with both the Aqua and Turquoise Theaters. For a different look you could use the "Old Gold" or "Copper" curtains with the Turquoise Theater.
|My altered Theater in "Browns" - based on a vintage dEpinal 1579 paper theater sheet from the 1800's|
As much as I like bright color there are times I want something more toned down; this one has more of the Moss Green and Russet Browns color scheme to it.
|My altered "Copper" Theater Curtain Set is based on the original 1924 version|
I like this deep colored curtain with the theater; however another good alternate curtain is the "Old Gold" curtain set seen with the "Earthy" Theater below.
|My altered "Earthy" Theater is based on a vintage dEpinal 1579 paper theater sheet from the 1800's|
This one has a slightly different twist to earth tone coloration. It still has some earthy browns but also a bit of plum and a grey blue for some added interest.
|My altered "Old Gold" Theater Curtain Set is based on the original 1924 version|
I'm showing the "Old Gold" curtain set as a prime match for the "Earthy" theater;
alternate choices would be the "Copper" and "Plum" Curtain Sets.
|My altered "Plum Purple" Theater is based on a vintage dEpinal 1579 paper theater sheet from the 1800's|
This Plummy colored theater has a nice mix of purple, gold and raspberry and works well with a variety of curtain sets in this post.
|My altered "Plum" Theater Curtain Set is based on the original 1924 version|
My top pick of curtains to use with the "Purple" Theater is this plum curtain set; however other great options are the Raspberry, Gold or even the Old Gold sets.
|My altered "Victorian Christmas" Theater is based on a vintage dEpinal 1579 paper theater sheet from the 1800's|
This color scheme reminds me of a Victorian Christmas so that's the name I gave it.
The Cranberry, Evergreen and Gold just have that Old World feel for me.
|My altered "Evergreen" Theater Curtain Set is based on the original 1924 version|
I choose the Evergreen curtain set as an optimal selection for this theater since it works well and keeps it from looking too Christmas-like. The Old Gold set works equally well on this theater.
Red or Raspberry might work but the color in the theater is more of a Cranberry.
This would be an easy color fix for those of you who use digital editing programs in your art.
|My altered "Christmas" Theater is based on a vintage dEpinal 1579 paper theater sheet from the 1800's|
I started working on this alteration project before Christmas, so I had Christmas on the brain.
Though not quite traditional Red and Green this is more of a Raspberry and Emerald.
Once again I know many of your do digital work so if you want a more true to Christmas coloration this is an easy fix. My thought with the colors was for something that could work at Christmas time but not locked into being for Christmas only.
|My altered "Emerald" Theater Curtain Set is based on the original 1924 version|
I choose the Emerald curtain as the primary option; however Gold, Old Gold and Raspberry work well with it depending on the look you want.
|My altered "Candy Land" Theater is based on a vintage dEpinal 1579 paper theater sheet from the 1800's|
This "Candy Land" color scheme was a fun twist on the Christmas colors I had been playing with and is probably one of my favorites from this collection. It just screams "girly fun" to me.
|My altered "Raspberry" Theater Curtain Set is based on the original 1924 version|
I originally paired the theater up with the Raspberry curtain since I was trying to create curtains that went with a variety of theaters; but I just could not resist also creating a Lime curtain as well.
|My altered "Lime" Theater Curtain Set is based on the original 1924 version|
I love lime colors and though this curtains set does not "play" well with any of the other theaters; I just could not resist adding it in for the "Candy Land" Theater.
So there you have it one vintage paper theater sheet and one vintage paper curtain sheet; have been transformed into a whimsical collection of 9 theater color choices and 11 curtain sets.
|Preview sheet showing some of the Theater/Curtain combos possible from the images posted|
I could have kept playing with colors but I think this is a nice collection as is; however I won't be surprised if when I start working on assembling a set for my project if I don't need to customize one to my specific project - grins.
I hope you enjoy creating some fun craft projects with them and would love to see what you create; so if you do... please comment on the post or email me via the "Email Me" button on the right.
I'm working on some other Toy/Paper Theater items for future posts.
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