Saturday, May 23, 2009

Masquerade Jack in the Box


Here is my submission for the 3rd Paper Mache Artisans (PMA)Web Challenge. It is similar to one I made before except this is my first JITB where the "jack" is removable.

A paper mache Monkey JITB inspired by the one found in Phantom of the Opera. The box has a wind-up musical movement that plays, Masquerade. The box closed measures 7 1/2"h x 5 3/4w. The removable monkey is 10 1/2" tall and holds real mini cymbals. Box coated with a light layer of beeswax. Go to my Etsy to purchase

Phantom of the Opera script:
Ladies and gentlemen,
A paper-mache musical box
in the shape of a barrel organ.
Attachedd, the figure of a monkey
in Persian robes, playing the cymbals.
This item, discovered in the vaults of the theatre,
still in working order, ladies and gentlemen.
Showing here.
May I commence at fifteen francs?
Fifteen, thank you.
Yes, twenty from you, sir, thank you very much.
Madame Giry, twenty-five, thank you, Madame
Twenty-five I am bid.
Do I hear thirty?
Thirty. And thirty-five?
Selling at thirty francs, then.
Thirty once, thirty twice.
Sold, for thirty francs to the Vicomte de Chagny.
Thank you sir.
A collector's piece indeed...
every detail exactly as she said...
Will you still play, when all the rest of us are dead...

Monday, May 18, 2009

Jack in the Box Work in Progress


Just a sneak peek at what I'm submitting in reply to the upcoming Paper Mache Artisans Etsy Team Challenge on May 22nd.

Especially if you're a fan of paper mache, be sure to check the PMA Website on May 22nd starting at 8 p.m. Eastern Time to see what members have made in response to the challenge, "Broadway Plays".