As you have probably already seen from my thrifted Tintin sweater and my me-made Snowy sweater, I have a love affair with the Tintin comic books.
When living in Europe, we visited Brussels several times and I always liked going to the Tintin shop just off the Grande Platz.
One time when I was there I purchased this Tintin Adventures stamp sheet with the intention of framing it eventually.
Then, I had the great fortune to purchase at the huge antiques and flea market in Tongeren, Belgium these 4 figurines of Tintin, Snowy, Captain Haddock and one of the Thompson Twins. They sat on my shelf in my bedroom for years, and the stamp was carefully tucked away in a drawer, while I figured out what to do with them. I wanted to display them together, but wasn’t sure how.
Then I found this shadow box frame for $2.99 on a 30% off coupon day. It also sat around for a very long time. Finally I have gotten around to the display of my favourite comic book characters.
Using this Craft Bond glue from Elmers, I glued the feet of my three favourite characters down to the bottom of the shadow box.
Unfortunately the Thompson Twin was just too big to fit in and with out the other Thompson, it just didn’t seem right to have him all alone in the frame.
I attached the stamp to the back of the frame and assembled it, and Ta da! My Tintin artwork is complete. And the Thompson twin can just supervise the activities of Tintin, Snowy and Captain Haddock from the sidelines.
Now I just need to let the glue dry and I can hang it in my bedroom next to this picture that my youngest daughter, Madeline drew of us (me, my husband, our two daughters and our dog) as the main characters from the books. I am Captain Haddock, my husband is Tintin, my dog is Snowy, and my girls are the Thompson Twins.
What do you think of my completed art project? I think it is pretty awesome! And another addition to my Tintin collection. Cheers, Michele