Monday, February 11, 2013

Cherub Toy Theater - Part 2

Today "My Fanciful Muse" is presenting Part 2 of the the Cherub Toy Theater; 
which are my altered versions based on a vintage German Toy/Paper Theater sheet.
Part 1 can be seen HERE, if you need to catch up first.

One of my EKDuncan versions of the Cherub Theater with a fun scene and a few characters
I love creating little "theatrical" scenes digitally and could not resist making one for this post.
For the above scene I used my Rose version of the theater which will appear farther down 
in the post along with a nice color selection of other.  
But first I'd like to show you what changes I made to get to this new look.


The Process of altering the old theater and coming up with something new
I started with an unassembled theater sheet, did a bit of clean up and then assembled it digitally. I did a small bit of color clean up but not much; since for Part 1 of the post I wanted to present a fairly vintage authentic version of the theater.  There are still some fun "adds" in Part 1 but the real magic for me takes place on this post and I hope you thing so too.

The two bottom images show how the alteration progressed for this new post. I started off by reworking the details and colors on the entire theater and I chose to give the theater a base rather then leaving it open.  I like having the addition to "anchor" it; however if the base is not needed for whatever reason it could easily be removed.  Once this was done I removed the original curtain topper and installed a different Joseph Scholz theater curtain in its place.


Sample Sheet showing the different looks for the altered theater
 I made a several different color versions of the altered theater and 
included a coordinating full curtain as a fun little bonus to use with it.

Enjoy using the images for your crafting pleasure!
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Cherub Theater - My Fanciful Muse by EKDuncan adaptation of a vintage paper theater from Germany - Red
 This version of the theater is the closest to the original color scheme.
For a different look you can also cut out the above inset curtain in whole or 
you can cut out the long part of the drapes and leave only the upper swag and cords.

Full Theater Curtain - My Fanciful Muse by EKDuncan adaptation of a vintage paper curtain - Ruby
 This full curtain can be used in addition to the above theater or if you have chosen to cut out the curtain portion on the theater you could use just the upper swag portion of this curtain as a topper curtain on the theater.  It's fun to get creative and try different looks on these theaters.



Cherub Theater - My Fanciful Muse by EKDuncan adaptation of a vintage paper theater from Germany - Blue

  This version of the theater is is more of a "Fairy Tale" blue and pink color scheme.
The theater parts can be used as you see them here or you can get a bit creative by 
cutting out the above inset curtain in whole or by leaving only the upper swag and cords.

Full Theater Curtain - My Fanciful Muse by EKDuncan adaptation of a vintage paper curtain -Teal
 This full curtain can be used in addition to the above theater or if you have chosen to cut out the curtain portion on the theater you could use just the upper swag portion of this curtain as a topper curtain on the theater.  It's fun to get creative and try different looks on these theaters.



Cherub Theater - My Fanciful Muse by EKDuncan adaptation of a vintage paper theater from Germany - Green

  This is my Green and Teal version of the theater .
The theater parts can be used as you see them here or you can get a bit creative by 
cutting out the above inset curtain in whole or by leaving only the upper swag and cords.

Full Theater Curtain - My Fanciful Muse by EKDuncan adaptation of a vintage paper curtain - Moss
 This full curtain can be used in addition to the above theater or if you have chosen to cut out the curtain portion on the theater you could use just the upper swag portion of this curtain as a topper curtain on the theater.  It's fun to get creative and try different looks on these theaters.



Cherub Theater - My Fanciful Muse by EKDuncan adaptation of a vintage paper theater from Germany - Onyx
I love classic black and could not resist Creating this Onyx color scheme.
The theater parts can be used as you see them here or you can get a bit creative by 
cutting out the above inset curtain in whole or by leaving only the upper swag and cords.

Full Theater Curtain - My Fanciful Muse by EKDuncan adaptation of a vintage paper curtain - Black
 This full curtain can be used in addition to the above theater or if you have chosen to cut out the curtain portion on the theater you could use just the upper swag portion of this curtain as a topper curtain on the theater.  It's fun to get creative and try different looks on these theaters.



Cherub Theater - My Fanciful Muse by EKDuncan adaptation of a vintage paper theater from Germany - Plum
 This is my Plum and Moss version of the theater .
The theater parts can be used as you see them here or you can get a bit creative by 
cutting out the above inset curtain in whole or by leaving only the upper swag and cords.

Full Theater Curtain - My Fanciful Muse by EKDuncan adaptation of a vintage paper curtain - Plum
 This full curtain can be used in addition to the above theater or if you have chosen to cut out the curtain portion on the theater you could use just the upper swag portion of this curtain as a topper curtain on the theater.  It's fun to get creative and try different looks on these theaters.



Cherub Theater - My Fanciful Muse by EKDuncan adaptation of a vintage paper theater from Germany - Rose
 This is my Pink and Green version; it's also the one I used for the opening image in this post.
The theater parts can be used as you see them here or you can get a bit creative by 
cutting out the above inset curtain in whole or by leaving only the upper swag and cords.

Full Theater Curtain - My Fanciful Muse by EKDuncan adaptation of a vintage paper curtain - Rose
 This full curtain can be used in addition to the above theater or if you have chosen to cut out the curtain portion on the theater you could use just the upper swag portion of this curtain as a topper curtain on the theater.  It's fun to get creative and try different looks on these theaters.


I create most of my art digitally but also intent to make several "real" theaters using a variety of vintage images I've altered.  This digital scene gives you an idea of how you can add in backgrounds and characters to get a "theater" look.

digital Theater scene using altered theater and some fun add-ins
For my digital scene - I used the Rose colored theater, two fashion plate 
images from 1822 and a beautiful architectural painting for the background.

The background I used is by Carlo Zucchi the Younger (1728-1796)
and is a design for and opera set, the Congress of Cupids.  
The original image can be seen and downloaded from the Metropolitan Museum - HERE


The Regency Couple

1822 French Fashion Plate Figures
 This sweet Regency couple graced the pages of an 1822 issue of
Journal des Dames et des Modes (Costume Parisien) 1797-1839

 I'm in the process of creating a theater diorama that I hope will tickle your fancy using one of these theaters and some fun wooden cutouts, so check back later on to see how it came out.

Till Next Time...


8 comments:

  1. Che Dio ti benedica per tutte le cose meravigliose che pubblichi, un saluto dall'Italia! M° Astrea Amaduzzi :)

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    1. Greetings from the USA to Italy, M° Astrea Amaduzzi and thank you for letting me know you enjoy the images I've posted. I hope you continue to enjoy them in 2013.

      Cheers,
      Evelyn
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      Saluti dagli USA verso l'Italia, il M ° Astrea Amaduzzi e grazie per avermi fatto sapere di godere le immagini che ho postato. Spero di continuare a godere di loro nel 2013.

      Cheers,
      Evelyn

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  2. Hello,
    Oh! I love the theatre with the couple, it's so charming; there is also a beautiful effect of depth. What a wealth of colors in the curtains!
    Many thanks!
    Have a good week-end!
    Sylvie

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    1. Thanks again Sylvie,

      You know I like to play with colors, so I had to do the same for this post. As much as I like the toy theater pieces I wanted to do a scene, so I'm glad you liked my couple and the background art I used.

      Giggles,
      Evelyn

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  3. Hi Evelyn,
    your work is great! thanks to share in the network.
    when I open my blob insert your link !!!
    hugs from Genoa - Italy
    Terry

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    1. Hi Terry from the fabulous city of Genoa, Italy - I'm so glad you are enjoying the posts enough to want to post a link on your blog. Please send me your blog address once you get it up and running.

      Cheers,
      Evelyn

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  4. Hi Evelyn,

    I really appreciate your talent & I love what you're making.
    I'm interested in buying The Regency Couple paper theater if it's up for sale. if not kindly let me know where can I find similar art.

    Best,
    Fatima.

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    1. Hi Fatima - I'm glad you like the items I've posted on my blog. The images here can be downloaded to your computer so you can print them at home and create fun miniature paper toys for your crafting pleasure. You can read my terms of use and find download instructions by going to this link - http://www.ekduncan.com/p/terms-of-use-on-downloading-my-ekduncan_11.html

      I hope you enjoy printing and playing with these little theaters and characters.

      Best Wishes,
      Evelyn aka EKDuncan

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