Monday, 28 February 2011

Artful Memory Shadow Box

I am very excited about this project because it is something pretty different for me. I definitely want to attempt more of these unusual trinket projects in the future. Most of these items were found in my craft stash or around the house and I had a really fun time putting this together.
 The background paper is mostly all from Tim Holtz's Lost and Found paper pad. It was distressed using Vintage Photo ink and a couple of Tattered Angels mists. I used some Tim Holtz paper tape around the edges of the wooden box.
 This wing is made of Grungeboard and I stamped, inked, and painted it. I also stamped the Paris image and adhered it to the back of this Fragment using Glossy Accents.
 I created this 3D flower using inked and painted Grungeboard. I hand cut each petal into the shape that I desired and then glued and sculpted them.
 I found this bottle around the house and it was the perfect size to hang these distressed gold charms off of using some old chain.
 I twisted the Tim Holtz film strip and ruler ribbon into this unique shape and secured them both using a couple of brads. I tried to hang the charms in a unique way too to add interest.
 I cut off the bottom portion of this bookplate and dangled it off of the top with more chain. The hinge was die cut from more Grungeboard and painted with crackle and inked.
Here is one more close up of the top compartment. I hope that you enjoyed this project and are inspired to use some items collected form around your house!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Absolutely love the colours! And all the different bits and pieces! It's absolutely beautiful!

mikstejp said...

this is amazing ! I love what you did with the box and great natural colors! ;)