Hi everyone, Jo here with a new blog for Artfull Crafts in Timaru, it
is just about the end of my stint with Artfull Crafts, and I must admit it has
been fun meeting a whole group of new people. I have seen photos of
people on our Face book group, and obviously we comment on each others
work, but it is so much fun meeting them in person.
project is a Kaisercraft Shadow Box, but I thought lets try something a
little different. What can I do that is going to make this pop? so I
made it up, and then sat and looked at it for a month. It just wasn't
happening, yes I could cover it with paper, yes I could make the shadow
boxes have something inside them, but then after working on a recipe
book, I thought, why don't I make a shelf full of mini books.
then I was hunting through my room, collecting bits and pieces, and I
found this huge earring I purchased from the $2.00 shop for just this occasion, and then I put it up
against the box and then I was off, goodbye mini books hello top shelf.
is black paper inside of the unit, I tried just spraying it, but it
wasn't dark enough, and I wasn't painting it this time. After I put the
paper inside, I sprayed with black glimmer mist to give a distressed
sort of look.
The two drawers have ribbon, flowers and Tim Holtz sayings on them.
The butterfly added a touch of whimsy and of course a key.
The top started off with the big black earring at the back, then i built it up from there.
This ended up being hard to photograph as a whole piece, but I think you get the idea.