Saturday

My Magpie Shadow Box ......

I decided to do myself an altered shadow box . It`s going to hang in my crafting room , as i am getting one at last ! We have to clear and decorate the room , but i`m so excited about getting it ready ! ;o) I`m gathering things for it , even though it`s not done , but i like to be organised ;o)




Here`s how i did it ......
This is the box , bought from a charity shop , looking a bit sorry for itself ! It did have fake shells and dried flowers in , but i forgot to take a before photo of that !





I painted it in an acrylic colour pink , that i mixed myself , with a first piece of paper in the middle box . .....








Stuck some pink lace at one side of the box .....





Hand sewed a little pillow and added a lace bottom ........






Stuck some vintage buttons on , ready to sit on top of the lace decorated side of the box ........






Glued a small bird playing card in the middle box .......







A pink feather and a piece from an old necklace , that looks like an egg , finishes that side off .....





The same paper on the bottom with a piece of pink ribbon ......






Pinned a brooch onto a piece of handsewn indian paper which is glued down ...... With a fabric scrap tied together with a ribbon remnant ......







All three boxes finished ......







I then filled the gaps in the frame with filler , sanded it down a little , and gave it a coat of off white acrylic paint ... .



The finished shadow box !! .......



I gave it the name Magpie shadow box - to represent most things that i love collecting , vintage lace , fabric , buttons , jewellery and bird themed items .

2 comments:

Renee :) said...

Ok,Carolyn....are you sure you're not artsymama? ;)I just love how the shadowbox turned out!!So cute!When are you going to send me one of your business cards? ;)Oh,did you decide what you will hang from it...maybe you could find sparkly ribbons then attach maybe some type of chandelier type charms or something sparkly?Although it does look fine like that,too. :) I just read your email so wanted to come check this out real quickly,first. :)

Amy P said...

This is great! It will look fabulous in your new room :)