theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada · 8056 Sales

theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada 8056 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(2911)

theaterclouds is taking a short break

Loading

Note from shop owner Hello hello! I will be on a break until Friday, July 28th. Have a wonderful summer.
Stay in touch via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theaterclouds/
Have a wonderful week.
~Elly

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 22, 2017

Hello hello! I will be on a break until Friday, July 28th. Have a wonderful summer.
Stay in touch via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theaterclouds/
Have a wonderful week.
~Elly

Elly MacKay

Contact shop owner

Elly MacKay

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2911)
parrmonapics

parrmonapics on Jul 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I've ordered numerous gifts from this shop. We special ordered the Anne of Green Gables books from Canada to get the ones with these covers. Love!

NancyBlu

NancyBlu on Jul 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely print and great service, as always. Love this one especially now that I am a new mom. <3

KindredSpirits

KindredSpirits on Jul 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing as always, very fast shipping

KindredSpirits

KindredSpirits on Jul 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing as always, very fast shipping

KindredSpirits

KindredSpirits on Jul 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing as always, very fast shipping

KindredSpirits

KindredSpirits on Jul 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing as always, very fast shipping

KindredSpirits

KindredSpirits on Jul 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing as always, very fast shipping

View all 2911 reviews

About

A World Inside A Paper Theater

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 new Facebook page - Theater Clouds.
Keep an eye open for my books too! www.ellymackay.com
Thanks! Elly

Shop members

  • Elly MacKay

    Owner, Maker

    http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/featured-seller-theater-clouds/ Here are some of my books: If You Hold A Seed Shadow Chasers Butterfly Park Maya Beach Baby Fall Leaves Covers Anne of Green Gables Series Emily of New Moon Series A Most Magical Girl

Shop policies