Here's my latest mixed media project. I am enjoying working with these shadow boxes. Working on a smaller scale allows you to hold and examine the piece closely.
The project started off with painting the base of my shadow box rich dark brown. Sheet music and acrylic paints were then added to give it layers.
The bunting came from a collection of bird images I had. The wing over the blue bunting is a real dragonfly wing. I collect LOTS of wings and it ranges from a dragonfly's, cicadas to birds. If it's on the ground it will be quickly scooped up. Sometimes I need to clip the wings (from the dead insect). Including bits and pieces from nature into this art form adds to its appeal.
A sheet from a 1959 pocket planner here used for the image supports. The red dots are sealing wax. They were added to balance the faux red postage stamp.
A close-up of the button. The hand-written text is mine.
Finally, here's a shot of the box closed. I've just uploaded this to my Etsy account. Being that it's an original, there is only one available.