While the evil old creative rut crept up on me I decided to get a few items and start a new shadow box, as it had been quite a long time since my last one and I was falling out of love with my embroidery a bit.
Some things I used to make this box include:
- Tim Holtz heart charms
- Tim Holtz arrows adornments
- Tom Hotltz foundation feet & decorative corners
- Mini bottles
- fimo clay
- found items including metal charms, buttons and wooden adornments
- papers and die cut pieces
- fabric flowers and little mushroom bird
This was my first time using resin as I wanted the bottles to look like they were full of liquid. I loved making them, I filled one with tiny fimo bugs! My next project will be something with resin.
Here are few pictures as I made the box, it measures 5.5 inches by 5.5 inches which is super cute!
Coating with gesso
Pretty new adornments
What to use?!
Finished box with plastic cover
I seem to love butterflies! One thing I love about making things like this is gathering my different items and finding a way to combine them with my theme. Nature is a strong theme in my work now and I wanted the box to be quite light and uplifting. The items inside are also symbolic in a similar way to dreams, such as the key and the different bottles. The box came with a plastic front piece which I used, as dust getting in pieces like these is annoying and impossible to clean!
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This is a something I made recently for my sister’s birthday. I had the theme of ‘shabby chic’ in mind as that is something she likes. It was lots of fun to make, although I would like to find a better way to prep chipboard as it did warp a little.
Here is my finished shadowbox. When creating it I had the idea of a Victorian Curios box in mind and the black really brings all the intricate pieces together. I think it is the little details that draw me to things like this. I am putting this up in my Etsy shop and am looking forward to my next media challenge.
I am so happy with the way this box has turned out. I’ve been thinking and working on it for ages, collecting and finding things to go with my theme. I did intend to use a much smaller box but then I got the little boat and it didn’t fit. I felt the boat and message in the bottle were the integral pieces, so I just got a bigger box! I also love the shells, and used some sand textured gel at the bottom to give it a beach effect. I can’t wait to do another one! I’ve actually got so many craft/shadow box ideas going on at the moment!
I am going to put this up on my Etsy Shop, so if you are interested please click the link and have a look. Thanks! 🙂