Have you ever found yourself buying that certain something that you will keep for that perfect place in a project just because it calls to you? Over the years I have done that and even though I try to use them, I have to admit I have a little stash of things that were just waiting for that perfect home. When thinking of my next project I thought what better way then to have these pieces all together in a piece I call 'A few of my favorite things'. I was given a shadowbox frame a while ago and was told, not sure what you can do with this but you might find something. It has just been sitting there for a while and my thoughts kept going back to it knowing it was going to take some serious altering (I know you all have those pieces)!
So, this is how this whole project started...
After some black gesso, various distress paints, and distress embossing powders this frame looks a whole lot different.
There, that's better!
For the next step, I wanted to decide on the frame orientation and just how I wanted to place my extra configuration boxes in it. I didn't necessarily need to do this but I wanted to know so when I covered the individual boxes in the next step , I wouldn't have all the tissue wrap upside down or on its side.
In the next couple of steps you just let things go and do with little thinking. All of the configuration boxes are covered using Tim Holtz's ideology tissue wrap and Ranger's glue n' seal and painted with various distress paints. I wanted my paint to be an accent to the tissue wrap and not just an all over colour so I just played with the paints, my water mister and waterbrush. Once these were dry the fun of assembling came next. A little trick to making this step a bit easier...take a photo of how you decided you wanted your boxes in the frame. Once you are ready to attach your found treasures, have this on hand. I attached everything in the boxes with multi medium and let set overnight before finally adding them to my shadowbox.
Added dimension can be added by propping certain boxes up to various heights while leaving others flat to the frame.
Supplies: configuration boxes, shadowbox frame, black gesso, distress paints, distress embossing powders, glue n' seal, multi medium, foam brush, waterbrush, water mister, and found treasures. Remember if you are need of any of these supplies or others, stop on over to Inspiration Emporium and mention ink&flour to receive 10% off your purchases.
There you have it...a few of my favorite things. I hope you are able to take some time and be creative this week. Thank you to everyone for your sweet comments left on my last tag post and stopping by. h