Am back again with another re cycled altered project ( do I know anything else???)…..This one took me about 8hrs to complete cos a lot of thought process went into it! I have also tried some new technique, which you will see.
Here again I have recycled a cereal carton and another small medicine box to make a shadow box and went about altering it. You may wonder why I take the trouble to creating a shadow box when loads of them are easily available in the market.
Well, the joy of creating one to your size requirement and that too using materials otherwise ending up as trash is so so satisfying than a ready made one! Well, end of day, I enjoy what I do and converting cartons to canvases has not only made it easier on availability of supplies but we have ended up eating more cereals now, LOL!!!!
About this project…what do you give someone who is an artist, a nature lover, a sewing enthusiast, talks a looooot ! and most of all, a beautiful person and a good friend of your’s???? Well, I could think of only this…..
I made a welcome board for her, which could be hung outside her home or her studio…
I have used the paper line from prima, “Something Blue”. Torn pieces of 2 co originating papers and stuck them randomly. The PP has music notes and images of birds and nests.
I then took some home made texture paste and applied it randomly with a popsicle stick…a vary thin layer and them stamped on it using the urban clings, scrip rubber stamp. After allowing it to dry, I applied some acrylic colors and inked with peacock feathers and finally rubbed on some gold gilding pate with my fingers. Look at this magic…loved the weathered and distressed scripted look! A technique that I saw in Paper Artsy channel in you-Tube.
The color theme for this is pink, blue, brown and gold! Once I was satisfied with look of the bos, I started working on the inner box. Have lined it with Pp from French stack, DCWV and then arranged some dry twig from my garden and hung a TH birdcage using some vintage gold chain. The cage too id heat embossed in gold and gessoed in places to give the weathered look. It is 3 side cage and fits snuggly into the shadow box. Decorated it with a few creepers and a little stamped and colored butterfly and a few flat back pearls.
I have used an old measuring tape,( from my mothers sewing kit)to form the border of the lining of the small box! Love the numbers peeping in the sides!!! A few coconut shell buttons completes the border.
Just near the nest, a lot of activity is buzzing with a few birds chirping, sitting on a twig and another pair chatting on a thread spool which has been stamped and inked too! The birds are busy in their own world, and so are the gold glittery butterflies that you can see hovering.
An altered car key with a CLD daisy in blue, and a bobbin with a mini bouquet of 2 mini roses has a reel with the quote “Home Sweet Home” coming out of it!!!
The top part of the box has a small garden there again with some twigs and loads of handmade flowers using TH tattered floral, joy crafts and CLD dies. The flowers sit on a bed of feathers using CLD (B369) and some olive branches(B147)
The bird is a local buy and am sure is enjoying his stay there!!!
Have punched golden eyelets on the sides with a paper rope handle for hanging this.
Do you think this little nest is warm and inviting??? You are welcome to this cozy nest any time!!! Waiting to hear from you… I think this box summarizes the person that my friend is…hope she likes it!
To me, working on a re cycling project is like helping someone in distress! Just do it to experience it, WARNING...it could get addictive!
Am linking to…
Happy Crafting and recycling.