theaterclouds

~ Inside a Paper Theatre ~

Owen Sound, Canada On Etsy since 2010

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theaterclouds

~ Inside a Paper Theatre ~

Owen Sound, Canada | 10,194 Sales

Announcement    Sending a print to a friend? I’m happy to include a card. Or if you would just like one for yourself, I can put one in too.
Thanks for supporting artists! ~Elly

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Last updated on Aug 15, 2020

Sending a print to a friend? I’m happy to include a card. Or if you would just like one for yourself, I can put one in too.
Thanks for supporting artists! ~Elly

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Sales 10,194
On Etsy since 2010

A little world made of paper

I make miniature worlds out of paper. I ink up a paper called Yupo paper, cut it into layers and set inside a miniature theater. I play with the lighting, and adjust the elements and then photograph the scenes. I often take 50 or more photos to get the one I am looking for.
I discovered working in this way through making tunnel books. They are a Victorian invention that a member of the Movable Book Society introduced me to as a teen. I made dozens, and began making dioramas too with cams, levers and light.
After the birth of my daughter I thought it would be fun to make some again and explained my idea to my husband. He surprised me with a miniature theater for Christmas! It was perfect. I have been making the photographs I sell here at Theater Clouds now for the last 3 years in this way. I have also made some into permanent pieces, some into illustrations for books, and some into installations. And... soon I hope some very rudimentary animations.
To see works in progress, keep in touch through my blog, website and Facebook page - Theater Clouds.
Keep an eye open for my books too! www.ellymackay.ca
Thanks! Elly

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  • Elly MacKay

    Owner, Maker

    http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/featured-seller-theater-clouds/ I am an author/illustrator living in Owen Sound, Ontario. Here are a few of my books: If You Hold A Seed, Butterfly Park, Red Sky at Night, The Secret Fawn & Hidden Treasure

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