Who or how many of you remember "Fractured Fairytales" on the morning cartoons? Well, at the risk of treading anywhere near my age, I do remember them! They were short animated segments, by A.J. Jacobs, aired and re-aired as part of the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, ever since 1959. (..before I was born, but I watched them more around the later 60s or so.) If you like, you can see a "fractured" version of Cinderella right HERE. (A book about these tales, written by A.J. Jacobs, can be found HERE.)
Today, I have a couple of my own little versions of art-journaled, fractured fairytales. This first one I did was in participation with Scrapping the Music. The challenge I chose for their 5th Anniversary Party is #5 Frauke's Choice, "I Have A Dream", by Abba. The line from the song which I was inspired to art journal is illustrated below...
The fairytale I chose to artistically play with was Rapunzel. In trying my hand at a new texture, I used a joint compound (I call it molding paste, but whatever..), a Crafter's Workshop template, and recycled cereal box for the tower, and then proceeded to make a window for MY version of Rapunzel to sit in. Hmmmm... Anybody recognize her? She looks very familiar, doesn't she?!.... Anyways, I used sticker stars and glitter glue to attempt a magical feel about the whole page. I used embroidery floss to make my.. er... Rapunzel's long braided hair. I glimmer sprayed small silk flowers growing at the bottom of the tower, and added some tiny bling for the centers.
Now, this leads me to share another fractured-fairytale art journal page I did weeks earlier... My own little Cinderella page.
I often save the DVD covers of my favorite movies, in hopes of maybe using them artistically someday in either my journals or my crafts. Here you may recognize that same familiar face again! Gee, she keeps popping up everywhere, doesn't she?! I heard she told Cinderella to "Take a hike! Go on.. Get steppin'! He's MINE!"... Oh, just kidding! I LOVE the story of Cinderella, and would NEVER do such a thing.. Honest! (sigh) I digress... I added the quote from Audrey Hepburn, and then had SO-ooo much fun putting this little carriage together; again, from recycled cereal boxes and corrugated cardboard scraps! If interested, you can find the tutorial to make one too, via the YouTube video, HERE, by SaCrafters.
Last up is a Wizard of Oz page I put together, back from I don't remember when, inspired by the song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", and another art challenge which I just never got around to posting...
I simply used a small hodge-podge of materials to put this page together, but guess I never felt compelled to "fracture" this one. I stayed out of it this time!
So for now, I hope you enjoyed seeing these few pages! I look forward to hopefully, eventually, doing some more of my own fractured-fairytale-type journal pages. They're fun, and they just make me smile! A big "Happy Anniversary" and best wishes to Scrapping the Music! A bigger Happy Birthday to my brother Gregg! And a very grateful "thank you" to all for stopping by today!