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Beauty and the Beast Theatre by Tristan Robin Blakeman!

Filed under Art Projects, Digital Images, Featured Artwork, Shadowbox/Room Box, Tristan Robin Blakeman

Oooh! I love all the extravagant, theatrical goodness when we have a project by the Glitter King himself: Tristan Robin Blakeman! (Psst: that’s a link to a list of beautiful projects Tristan has made for us in the past.)

There are 2 new Theatre Cabinets. Tristan suggested a larger shadowbox for a theatre project; one with doors that could double as box seats. Both of these cabinets are 7″ tall and 8-1/2″ wide. And both of them have doors that are 1-1/2″ deep. The only difference is the deeper cabinet has a center shadowbox that is 3-1/2″ deep.

Tristan used the shallower version of the cabinets, but it still looks like a lot of depth as he moved the scenery for each scene (yes, he has multiple “acts” in his Beauty and the Beast Theatre!) out into the foreground.

If you made a similar project with 3D (dollhouse) furniture, using the deeper cabinet would allow you to store your scenery in the closed box when not in use. (Here’s a link to Tristan’s supply list if you’d like to see the chairs, mirror, etc., he used.)


See the group of photos at left? That’s showing the cabinet closed (front and back) and open before any scenery has been added. Pretty spectacular even without the characters!

Note: there is another photo below (in the Giveaway) and more on Tristan’s blog post. Plus he includes some video clips from my favorite movie version of the story: Jean Cocteau’s 1946 La Belle et La Bête.

I made a new (big) set of curtains, headers, box seats & columns to fit these new Theatre Cabinets, but as each curtain pretty much fills an entire printed page, it is only available as a digital download set. There’s also a new Wide Aladdin Facade with Columns, a heavy chipboard facade that fits the front of either Theatre Cabinet. It’s in the center section of Tristan’s theatre, supporting the yellow/gold Aladdin Facade image from the digital images set.

Tristan used lots of papers from the Midnight Masquerade 12×12 Paper Pad. The patterns coordinate swimmingly with all the colors in the new digital set (and with those Walter Crane illustrations). Plus the images in that set are perfect for Mardi Gras projects (Mardi Gras is February 13th this year).

Speaking of paper sets from Graphic45, based on your feedback I’ve brought back 2 big “Deluxe Collector’s Edition” sets from collections we’ve had in the past: French Country and Botanicabella. Both are filled with beautiful colors and images. And both are on sale!

French Country 12x12 Paper Pad - Deluxe Collector&#39s Edition
French Country 12×12 Paper Pad – Deluxe Collector&#39s Edition

Tall Gold Ornate Mirror
Tall Gold Ornate Mirror

7 Inch Tall Theatre Cabinet - 5 Inch Deep
7 Inch Tall Theatre Cabinet – 5 Inch Deep

Wide Aladdin Facade with Columns
Wide Aladdin Facade with Columns

Hooray for the Beauty and the Beast Theatre Giveaway

Psst! See below for another of this fabulous project!

Here are all the goodies in the Giveaway (all chosen from Tristan’s supply list):
7 Inch Tall Theatre Cabinet – 3 Inch Deep
Wide Aladdin Facade with Columns (in the center section of Tristan’s theatre, supporting the yellow/gold Aladdin Facade image)
Large Theatre Curtains, Columns & Box Seats Set Download (NOTE: if the prize winner cannot use the digital set, you can instead choose a printed set of all the digi images — i only have 1 set as they were proof prints. And it’s 14 pages long, which is why this is not offered as a collage sheet set.)
Gold Zig Zag Dresden Borders (all over the front and back)
Gold Dark Mix Sweeper Fringe (draped across the curtains on the front)
– Oval Latch Set (closure on the outside)
Walter Crane Beauty and the Beast Collage Sheet
Taj Mahal Folding Card (the orange screen in the photo below)

To enter the Beauty and the Beast Theatre Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Friday Night, February 9, 2018).

AND tell me: What will you make from these supplies? a theatre? a shadowbox? a cabinet to hold supplies? a giant suitcase? (?)

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via

Hey, who won the Pink Valentine Theatre Kit Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Bernadette Ho! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, February 8th, 2018

55 responses to “Beauty and the Beast Theatre by Tristan Robin Blakeman!”

  1. Heather says:

    Oh my… This is gorgeous! I think a Midsummer’s Night Dream-themed box would be lovely.

  2. Kee Ostler says:

    I really love this! I would make an Alice in Wonderland scene.

  3. wow Tristan did an awesome job. I would make a Victorian themed box

  4. Ann F. says:

    This is marvelous. I would love to try my hand at a Shadow Box.

  5. Michelle says:

    I really love this, I would try to recreate the Beauty and the Beast, or Alice in Wonderland, or Nightmare before Christmas…so many possibilities

  6. kathleen doyle says:

    My choice would be Phantom of the Opera!I can see myself using the fancy mask from previous projects and some vampire thrown in to make the scene just perfect !!!

  7. Margaret D says:

    Well I am gobsmacked. Tristan has outdone Tristan. Gorgeous wonderful theatre! I love Beauty and the Beast. I also love A Midsummer Night’s Dream and this would be so much fun to do. I love the idea of storage and multiple scenes. The shadow box would make (I think) a beautiful writing case too. I love it all!

  8. Laural says:

    I love The Nutcracker, so many possibilities

  9. Debra Young says:

    Beautiful. Like theses new cabinets. Can think of several projects for them.

  10. Lou Conaway says:

    A triple shadowbox would be hard to resist.

  11. I think the nutcracker is a good idea!

  12. Sylvia Parisotto says:

    Wonderful! I would to create a Venetian Commedia dell’arte scene.

  13. Traci says:

    great project by Tristan. love how it opens up ti reveal even more great images.

  14. Nadine says:

    Beautiful project as always. I would definitely make a theater project.

  15. Emily Dale says:

    Cool projects. I’d make something circus related.

  16. K Toews says:

    Absolutely love it! Gotta make me a theater!

  17. I definitely would do the theater project

  18. Kat says:

    I would do a theater from one is Disney’s classic movies!

  19. Angie Cook says:

    WOW Tristan! This is so inspirational! I think I will go with a shadowbox scene from one of my favorite books. But which one? I might need several.

  20. Denise Bryant says:

    I’d love to make a shadowbox! Lots of possibilities!

  21. Leah Fein says:

    I would break the supplies up into multiple projects.

  22. Barb A says:

    The Beauty and the Beast theater is great. Would make something similar for my son and daughter-in-law for their anniversary. Beauty is their favorite Disney movie!

  23. sheila AR says:

    Good Heavens!!! Tristan, this project is amazingly over the top! I adore the details and lush patterns everywhere you look. You are a master! Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite tales ever, so I’m drawn to that story. I have always resonated with the kindness of Belle and her ability to see within. Bravo!! (standing ovation)

  24. Amy says:

    oh my!!!! this is wonderful. would love to try my hand at this.

  25. Daphne says:

    Fabulous! Would definitely build a theater!

  26. Kim Lucak says:

    LOVE, love love!!! Beauty and the Beast is lovely and one of my favorites! Would make the theater for sure 🙂

  27. Barb macaskill says:

    This is totally awesome! I love the deeper spaces that will allow storage or lots of additional details in a scene! I would make an Easter/Spring scene using the Theater Cabinet and goodies! TFS!

  28. Lisa r says:

    Omggg I love alpha stamps!! I just put a new order in and I received the beauty and the beast papers on my third order! This stage would be perfect for it! It is my favorite Disney! I was so upset that he turned back to a human as I loved him as he was!!

  29. Lana says:

    This tri-fold calls for a mini doll house with 2 or 3 floors. A special attic with old miniature toys. Not to mention a cupola on top of the house.

  30. Jen R says:

    Not that I ever could, but I would love to try what Tristan did.

  31. Jean Marmo says:

    Oh my goodness! Amazingly creative! Such fabulous details. I would definitely make a theater.

  32. Laura callies says:

    I would make a punch and judy theatre or alice in wonderland!

  33. Anne W says:

    Good heavens this is beautiful. I wish I could make a theater scene half as pretty. Such inspiration. I would do a Marie Antoinette theater scene.

  34. Edith says:

    a very unique shadowbox creation from Tristan I would try a red riding hood creation


  35. Karen Mallory says:

    Wonderful projects. I would make a theater scene maybe Alice in Wonderland or Vaudeville!

  36. Catharine McCammon says:

    MUST make this with my two little Beauties or Beasts grand babies. We’ll re-enact the story and thrill to our story embellishments and crafts! Weeeeeeeee

  37. Yep! Another inspiring project and awesome products. I live the theatre kits and want to make the 4 seasons or 4 elements. Or both!

  38. Aggie Stiefer says:

    I would have to do beauty and the beast

  39. Jaimi Bailey says:

    I have been fascinated by mini theaters for some time now, but have never attempted to create one. If I win this kit I would definitely go for it in either Beauty and the Beast or Red Riding Hood!

  40. Jo says:

    I would make a Valentines theatre with Cupid!

  41. Kim R says:

    Awesome! I would like to make an Outlander shadow box

  42. Kimberly says:

    I like the idea of a theater. Maybe for my son who was an actor in local theater.

  43. MARCIA Kaiser says:

    Oh I would have Marie Antoinette have tea in one room @Versaile cause I just order those pages from last weeks fri website!!!

  44. Judy Goodwin says:

    A Mardi Gras ball scene would be wonderful.

  45. Andrea Pretlow says:

    Exciting project! Beauty and the Beast Theater would be fun!

  46. Debbie S. says:

    Congrats to Bernadette! Wow! Tristan is very talented indeed. So much talent and so many great suggestions from Alpha Stamp followers. I would most likely do a mini dollhouse or shadowbox. I am no where near as talented as Tristan, I wouldn’t know where to begin.

  47. Nan N. says:

    I would definitely make a theater…not sure what would be on the stage….so many choices.

  48. Gay Cormier says:

    I would love love to make a doll play house for my grandaughter

  49. Sylvia L says:

    Nothing I make would come close to Tristan’s work, but I think I’d like to do something Easter-themed.

  50. KAREN YOUNG says:

    Looks close to the theatre in my town. I would do a nostalgia altered box of the Palace theatre.

  51. Nancy E says:

    What an amazing piece. I would love to give it a try!

  52. Jan K. says:

    Victorian themed dressing room! Love this!!

  53. Cherry says:

    I spent many hours when I was younger at the CHildren’s Theater in Baltimore. I have so many ideas there isn’t enough space!

  54. Rebecca R. says:

    LOVE THIS!!! I would make a Beautiful Beauty and the Beast theater! Thank You!!!!

  55. Megan Warren says:

    I would create a theater themed home for some of my small figures.