As you enter into this blog, you will find a collection of unique handmade items that may incorporate a touch of shabby chic, a little rustic country or farmhouse design, perhaps a flair of romance, maybe a little mixed media and usually can be displayed for a treasured home décor keepsake....although I have been known to scrapbook a card or two or even make a mini album! Enjoy!
Monday, April 13, 2015
Mixed Media Shadow Box Clock
This is a guest design team project for Sacrafters.com. I had fun with this shadow box! Of course, it is right up my alley being in the shape of a clock! I had a quick 2 second thought of turning it into a real clock, but I knew that this what most of you would expect from me, so I kept it a regular shadow box! LOL! I wanted to choose colors that would accent the natural beauty of the raw wood, so I pulled out some old Prima paper, Romantique, to use for the inside and very back. I also used Prima flowers and butterfly from the Something Blue, Time Travelers Memories and Engraver collections. Believe it or not, these collections meshed very well together! Since this was a "clock" in design, I wanted to have some gears in the design....so I used the gears from Bead Landing. I also used some Prima Resin pieces (wings and ampersand symbol) a Prima light bulb and clock face, and the new mixed media product by Prima Art Basics: Texture paste in White Sand (which dried kind of clear and I used Lindy's Stamp Gang in Dark Chocolate Truffle misted over the top), glass beads with 3D Matte Gel. Besides the wood shadow box, from SaCrafters, I also used some other wood elements from the shop (the words "imagine", "live" and the small "wish" hanging from the Tim Holtz ornate metal frame) I wanted to have a little bit of movement on the project, so I added some chain hanging at the bottom of the "imagine" word. I thought all these elements together gave me the vintage romance feel that I was going for. To see other products from SaCrafters, click the link to the right on my sidebar....and happy shopping! Here's the pictures: