Saturday, August 25, 2007

Jester Jack in the Box

I have been having so much fun creating these jack in the boxes (JITB's)!

They are made of cardboard boxes then embellished with stamped images, acrylic paints, paper mache, usually a vintage element or two, and then covered with beeswax.
The "Jacks" are simply made with a spring that allows them to jump up from the box upon opening. There are no cranks to turn and no music to play but they all have bells for a little "jingle".

This Jester JITB (4 1/4" box) has been heavily coated with beeswax for extra dimension and I have attached a vintage newspaper advertisement for playing cards on the left side of the box. Play the video below to see him in action! (You might have to click the play button twice to start the video up.) - $65

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