Well refreshed and ready to go for 2015, and despite wanting to do Evil Egypt, my Daughter has persuaded me to do Creepy Carnival. I wasn't really going to start props just yet, but we have had a couple of days holiday off work and Hubby decided he was going to clear the loft out. After sometime been moaned at about the amount of cardboard and stuff I have hoarded up there I decided to pacify him and make a start which proved how much I need all that stuff.....
So I made my carnival entrance sign.
Started off with a strip of cardboard and took about two hours to freehand draw the lettering which I found on an old vintage poster. Then I painted the the lettering using neon pink and green paint, with black border to enhance the detail, here it is half finished
After a further two hours of painting the letters I painted the background in a very light shade of white just make the sign look more older
and poked holes through the card and threaded in my old flashing tree lights
As you can see from the picture the lights didn't look too impressive or old, so then had the idea of using the bag of plastic balls my Daughter had when she was little, just put a hole in the bottom and popped the ball over the tree light, and what a difference it made. I am really pleased with the outcome and definately think it gives that old carnival feel. Got loads of these balls left in all colours so going to stick with this idea for all my carnival lighting. As it was too difficult to photograph I've shown the finished sign on short video in the dark. Any ideas for improvement always welcome
and all from a days loft clearing!!!!!!!