Make sure you read the FULL post to learn how you can win this box for your very own!!!
The base of this project is a shadow box purchased from a dollar store. The cameo and lace were also both purchased from a dollar store (the cameo being part of an elastic hair tie).
The remainder of the supplies are simply from my crafting supply stash or purchases from flea markets and antique stores.
Let's not forget, I am a rubber stamp artist so it seemed only nature to include at least one hand-stamped image. I took it a step further and embossed (referring here to the gold flourishes on the fan fold paper).
The background of this box has a soft glaze of white acrylic paint and blue watercolor crayons. The little castle on the dark heart was clipped out of a book, juast the text, "the poet's attitude".
Still here with me? Keep reading....this box can be YOURS.
You'll find additional text in the upper left corner of the box with my own hand-drawn images.
As well as the upper right.....
Chalk and various other antiquing effects were applied to the background and paper embellishments. The buttons are from my button jar stash (another flea market purchase).
A simple strand of cotton string was stained first and added to give a bit of softness.
My black Pitt artist pen came in handy for writing on the top-side of the box, which was first covered with a wash of acrylic paint, and smeared with chalks. This technique was also applied to the inner box.
I'm working on another box already (along with several other projects). If you didn't get a chance to see ALL the shadow box ideas, be sure to check out the P3 blog.
I'm going to chose one lucky reader to win "The Poet's Attitude" shadow box. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post OR sign up to become my "Google Friend" and you're automatically entered. I'll be selecting a winner on Wednesday May 5th. Good luck and thanks for stopping by.