I have altered a Shadow box for this Yuletide Craft project.
I simply painted the box in layers. I started with DecoArt raw umberacrylic.
I gave the whole box, inside and out, a really good coat of that so the
wood soaked it up. when it was dry, i dry brushed a good few layers of
the fake blue patina using DecoArt Traditions acrylic paint in DecoArt Phthalo green blue. lastly i dry brushed on some DecoArt Titanium white, allowing the other colours to show through a lot from underneath.
Next I used "DecoArt Snow tex" along the floor of the inside frame, and a little around the outside too. while it was wet i sprinkled DecoArt crystal glamour dust over it so it looked like frosty twinkly snow.
also added snow tex and glamour dust to the two little fir trees (these
are by Tim Holtz). I didn't colour them to leave them with that creamy
natural colour, as it tied in with the tones on the german scraps i was
about to add. i simply glued the trees into place then cut out two
figures from a german scrap sheet
and glued them into place. the boy on the inside of the frame has three
or four layers of dimensional tape on the back so he is a little bit
3D. I used a little bit of chalk ink on the wooden sledge
just to tone it in a bit with blues and browns but just a hint, hardly
noticeable. I glued the sledge in to place then put a touch more
Snow-tex around it so it looks likes its sitting in the snow and not
floating above it...
sprinkled a bit more glamour dust over the whole thing. I felt the
cream of the trees and the scraps was not sitting well with the blue and
white so I used some "DecoArt metallic lustres"
to tone it in. I used the "Champagne" colour just to connect the frame
with the embellishments. I used my finger to put it along the edges in a
random manner. I also put a little touch of it on some of the raised
bits of snow. the champagne colour was just perfect to match in with the
trees and scrap angels. lastly I added the wax snowflakes i have had
lying at the bottom of a craft drawer for 3 years. i touched them up
with the champagne lustres too.
That's it. I am unsure if its what i had imagined when i started but i
like it. I may still move things around and pile more stuff in to it to
make a more eclectic little shadow box. If I do, I will come back and
share some photos.
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