Wednesday, 23 July 2008

My First Shadow Box




This is my piece for this week MMM - Rust. I had the rusty heart and moon laying around and fancied doing a shadow box with them. I made the box around a 5 x 7 canvas out of offcuts of wood from my local wood yard.


I coloured the background with a few different acrylics and used Mica to try and get a starry night effect which I finished off with some small Mother of Pearl stars I had. I then did the frame edge of the box with brown acrylic over the blue to give an aged effect. then finished it off with a die cut swirl coloured with several different acrylics, and some blue rub on stuff to give it a patina look.


17 comments:

LazyKay said...

Oh YESSSSSSSSSSSS a great success - I'd want to keep this one if I'd made it. It's lovely. I like the 3d effect of the shadow box and the swirl on the frame.

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Lottie said...

Oh my golly gosh - absolutely gorgeous. You seen to have a real flair with the 3D projects you are doing lately.

Totally original - and I bet very rewarding to do.

Em's Blog said...

What a gorgeous shadow box, love everything about it.

Zuzu's Blog said...

excelent shadow box.. and great rust touches.. love the shading on the frame too... well done..

cafegirl71 said...

Love the rusty creation. Inspiring work.

Gillian said...

Great rusty shadow box carol, love how the mica depicts the sheen of a starry night.

Hermine said...

Beautiful, love the swirl

rattytatty@fsmail.net said...

Beautiful shadow box and your 1st too. Stunning job

rattytatty@fsmail.net said...

PS
Just thought that you ought to know one of my examples for This thursday was inspired by your led light.
Thanks for the inspiration

Mike.LMP said...

MMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmarvelous work

Moggy

Beth said...

It's a wonderful shadowbox! The mica really does give it that starry night look.

Barbara Hagerty said...

So Fabulous!! I just want to stare and stare at this!! What a magical piece of art!

Seona said...

This is gorgeous - it's like it tells a story - love it

Kim said...

This is wonderful Kimx

mixedmediamonday said...

Ooh, Carol - this is amazing! Love it! Diane

Karen said...

OOOOO this is absolutely gorgeous. very inspiring, I have to try a shadow box now!!

Barb said...

Oh,this is wonderful!...I have been meaning to make shadow box shrines...this is very motivational!