Yep, and I did have just the thing for them! An issue of Somerset Studios had a shadowbox type project in it and was made with 2 x 2 inch squares of cardboard made into individual squares and attached together. I took a shortcut and cut the tubes in 2 inch squares and glued very carefully as it wobbles everywhere until you can glue it again very carefully to a back piece of cardboard to keep it straight. I painted the outside with a sponge and acrylic paint in brown, green, and gold. The background piece had patterned paper attached and inked before gluing on the boxes. Then I took Gelatos in dark gold and a lighter gold and water painted the corners and the backing paper after attaching the grid.
The theme was going to be Asian as I have many things from my trip to Japan that I would love to showcase but somehow (maybe being in the wee hours of the morning?) it became more of a New Orleans down South project. The boxes containing our Tabasco sauce, miniature dice cup to represent out casinos, along with some tiny money, moss with a skull for voodoo and a goblet for the good times to roll! I labeled the tag with the name from a French paperback bound for the dump at the book store as the French heritage is so strong on my husband's side. Of course, love is represented by turtle doves and paper clay heart, and a cupid painted with Pebeo Prisma paints. The individual cubbies all represent some portion of our culture and thanks to SilverCrow Creations for the lovely minis that helped me fill it in! And please hang in there with me while the camera situation is attended to :(
Hanging bits and bobs, a formica sample with a fluer de lis, keys, lockets, beads in our colors, and tassels made long ago and used on another project.
Picture heavy and word heavy blog...sorry! I hope you will bring us more of your awesome work this month so we can visit your blogs! I see so many wonderful things when I drop in for a chat :)
As always, it is "Anything Goes" Mixed Media/Altered Art at