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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Video Tutorial - Madam Rue’s Fortune Telling Machine Designed for Alpha Stamps

The inspiration for this piece was the mechanical gypsy fortune telling machines that you might encounter at fairs, carnivals and amusement parks of the past.

I think this was my favorite gypsy project for Alpha Stamps and I’m hoping you will enjoy making one for yourself.  The name “Madam Rue” is another reference to the Madam Rue from the song “Love Potion #9” (I also used her as inspiration for the altered bottle and the gypsy caravan I posted earlier).
The basic construction of this piece is a blank Altoid’s tin (in the center) and arched chipboard pennants in the front and back.  The overall size of the piece is 7 ½” tall by 2 ¾” wide. 
In the tutorial I’ll cover the tools you’ll need and the Alpha Stamps products I used to create this piece.  As you are watching the video you don’t need to worry about taking notes as there is a companion PDF document that you can download and or print that contains the supply lists, measurements, pictures and the detail instructions from the video.

Alpha Stamps Products Used in This Piece

Most of the products I used are on sale as well as many other gypsy themed items.

Here Are Other Images I Used That You Are Welcome to Download and Use in Your Art
To download an image, click on the image to expand it, right-click and select Save As.
This is the last of the gypsy themed pieces for a while.  I’ve switched gears to Halloween and am having lots of fun getting ready for the Pretty Potions and Poisons Apothecary event.  But before that event starts in September, I’m going to treat you to some Steampunk themed art and art inspired by Edgar Allen Poe.


Karenliz Henderson said...

Your video is amazing! WOW. Thank you for sharing.

Jane K said...

Oh I love this, hopefully I'll be able to watch the video soon, the sounds gone on the PC and I've got to get it fixed. It's funny I got a new cd last week and keep listening to 'Love Potion no. 9' by the clovers and 'Got My Mojo Working' by Ann Cole and then you I find you with all these great projects. I'm realy getting in the Halloween mood now. Your Apothecary even looks fascinating if I can get the PC fixed in time.

J x

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing such wonderful ideas!

Roxanne said...

This is such a wonderful project! Thank you so much for sharing and the download too! What fun!
Happy Haunting!

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

Laura! I'm thinking this the most fab piece you've ever done. But, I've said that before. OMG, gonna watch the video right now and I really want to make this.

Diane at Craftin Your HeART Out! said...

Hi Laura, This piece is definitely one of the top two pieces you have made that I love. Thanks so much for sharing the extra images. This piece will definitely be alot of fun to create and the video, of course, is so informative and the instructions are perfect.

Have a great week and weekend!! So looking forward to your Halloween Artwork. So exciting!!

Take care,

Dianne said...

You really do an amazing job in this video! Your presentation is so clear and easy to watch...great project!! I loved seeing how you put this togethrt. Thank you!

Rhissanna said...

These are glorious little items. And you have some wonderful things in store. Thank you for the images you're sharing. Sharing is good!

lmp said...

I love those gypsy fortune telling machines. Great tribute!