Hello Blogland Friends!
I have been away from paper crafting and blogging to give all my attention to another important part of my life that brings me great joy.... Musical Theatre with very talented kids from grades 4, 5 6 and 7. We wrapped up this years production of The Wizard of Oz on Wednesday after 11 sold out performances. Every year the kids study very hard for 3 months and run the whole show themselves from acting, make up, sound, lighting and stage management with super vision of course. These talented kids received rave reviews from the community, to quote the Lacombe Globe, our local newspaper " tickets flew away faster than a house in Kansas" and "spectators should be prepared for superb songs and amazing acting and a boatload of laughs". These 54 young actors and 34 backstage kids really delivered. Each year I am more wowed than the year before!!
Every year I seem to incorporate things from my craft room into musical theatre. I thought I would share Glinda The Good Witch's crown and wand with you. I am sure every little princess would want one of these for a Halloween costume, birthday parties or even just dress up play.
The crown was cut from plastic and covered with a shimmery white thin material. It was prettied up with various Rhinestone and Pearl Flourishes, as well as single stones and pearls from different companies such as Spellbinders, ZVA Creations, and Bling It Forward as well as some small round mirrors from the dollar store. The roses and the largest Spellbinder Heart were colored with Copic Marker R85.
The wand was cut from chipboard using the Sizzix 5 Point Star Die. I assembled 2 stars and adhered it together with hot glue over a 3 foot dowel. It was spray painted with Silver Metallic paint and blinged up. Our little Glinda's props sparkled almost as much as her stellar performance!
We needed a quick commercial this year so the main characters could get their make up off and change back into Kansas costumes. To keep the audience entertained one of our fabulous vocal coaches Nicole Evernden wrote a commercial for the kids about Witch Lotion to keep that green glow.
I went to the dollar store and bought a bottle of body wash. The bottle had lots of writing printed on it. I tried nail polish remover to get it off to no avail.. then the light bulb went off and I pulled out my Ranger's Inkssentials Solvent Stamp Cleaner and it all came off with ease!! I was amazed at how quickly this all was removed!!!!
I stamped Hampton Arts Graphic 45's wicked witch from the Magic of Oz Set with Tsukineko Stazon Ink onto clear contact paper and adhered it to the bottle. I added a brand name using Anna Griffith letters and finished it off with some black hemp twine.
I was making some GAK for my niece to play with and decided to make a little extra to fill the bottle with. This is a fun recipe to make for the kids and it will give you hours of free time to get some things done around the house while they play!!
Some of the kids MT asked for the recipe for GAK so here it is.........
8 oz Elmers White Glue
1 Teaspoon of Borax
~Put 8oz's of Glue into bowl. Add food coloring (I used 20 drops) and set aside.
~Mix I teaspoon of Borax into 1/2 of a cup of warm water until completely dissolved.
~Add Borax Water to Glue.
~Mix with hands until gooey consistency.
I will be back tomorrow with some Musical Theatre Thank you cards as well as another pictorial tribute to the second cast. Then I will be back to paper crafting and blogging regularly again.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day!!