Hello,I am here today to share with you a LO & a shadow box I did, using a couple of Maja’s amazing collections….
The photo is of a friends daughter,that she took in my garden…I used the Vintage Spring Basics Collection for this LO….
From the Collection I used:1st of May,2nd of May-BS,8th of March-BS,3rd of May-BS,7th of May,8th of March-BS & a BS of a label. The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail….
I used walnut stain, then a darker ink pad on the skeleton clock. On the alpha,birdhouses & the leaves, of the vine boarder, I used picket fence crackle & once that dried I rubbed in & inked the edges with pinecone versa mark. I left the stem of the vine boarder raw,but put on dabs of liquid accents, to glue on seed beads….
The resin zippers are from Prima & the flowers used are from I am Roses & Petaloo (forget me nots,soft pink)…..
I love how Kelly blurs her subject….
I did a lot of fraying of burlap,& I believe this was Prima Ivory Burlap, that I was using. I hope it was because, I through out the package,before I discovered, how much I loved it. I am going to order the ivory burlap again & hope it is the right one….
Shows some of my distressed, hand stitched layers. I used seed beads on the flowers on the paper….
In these next 3 photo’s, you will see my main piece of frayed burlap. I cut out my paper,then glued it onto this piece of lace. I then glued the lace & paper onto the burlap (I used to pieces of burlap, the darker under the lighter, the way the threads go length wise). Once the glue dried I did my hand stitching. I then cut the burlap into the shape of the paper & the lace,leaving length.With my paper pierce, I frayed the burlap. You can now see,how much I love it, it is because of the two different colors & textures of thread….
My next step was to put some seed beads,onto the frayed burlap. I put a tiny bit of liquid accents, onto the end of the burlap & rolled it with my fingers. I then slipped on the bead & used another drop of accents, where I wanted the bead to stay….
Here is my next project, a shadow box,it was a lot of work & took a lot of time, but it was fun to do….
I used the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection…….
From this collection I used: No.II,No. X-bs,No.I, No.II-bs,
The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail….
I used picket fence crackle, on the vase, on the fine detail area of the vase, I used liguid pearls (platinum). I then tied a ribbon around the vase, glued some tulle on the inside,added some rosebuds,bling & pearls. The rose buds are from I am Roses. I cut the candles off the other chandelier,so I was able to use the other piece over top this chandelier. On the base I used brown Spectrum noir (EB7), I find it very close to the brown used in the Maja Collections. I the applied rock candy crackle,& once that dried I rubbed in a gray chalk. I painted the candles with LuminArt’ rose petal & when that dried I applied liquid accents. I used gold liquid pearls on the flames…..
As soon as I saw Jenny’s LO,using the Audrey Collection from Prima, I put in a order,so happy I did, I love this collection.A close up of one of the flower clusters,using the Prima Audrey Collection, I am Roses,Dusty Attic Vine boarder,ribbon,pearls & bling….
I cut out my stockings, out of card stock. I then cut out little pieces of the Maja paper, I was working with & inked the edges,then glued those pieces, onto the card stock stocking. I also glued a piece of lace onto each stocking. I then glued the stockings onto a piece of ribbon,then attached this to the fire place….
A top view of the shadow box, it shows the depth, the shadow box is 2 inches deep. It is a Graphic 45 12×12. The front of the shadow box was also 2 inches,so I cut a inch of all the sides of the front….
Another flower cluster. I still worked with the Maja papers as I would as working with a LO,I distressed,layered & hand stitched……
I glued the brick panel,onto cardstock,before I started to work with it. There is detail, on the brick panel,that I did not want to loose. I then stained the panel with walnut stain. My next step, was to cut out my pieces, for the front of the shadow box & for the fireplace. I will explain the front of the shadow box first. After I glued the brick to the front of the shadow box, I applied rock candy crackle to the brick, & once that dried I rubbed in gray chalk. I used 2 coats of Martha Stewart texture effects for the mortar.Once the mortar dried I rubbed on some platinum liquid pearls, to tone down the white…
Another close up of a flower cluster….
I used a old little jewelry box,for the base of my fire place. I cut the top part off a DA door for the front. I used the DA columns for the sides of it. I did the same to the brick as I did to the front of the shadow box. I used 5 layers of corrugated paper to raise the floor. I cut out little pieces,of the left over, to make my presents that are wrapped, in the Maja papers I was working with…..
The Christmas tree,with presents,& little teddy bear buttons,that I changed the color to match the pink in the paper…Here is how I made the tree….
There are 5 trees in the Christmas tree package # 2,I worked with all the trees,a couple you saw on my last Mood Board Post. I used the largest one in this shadow box. I first dipped the trees in warm water,I let the chip board adsorb the water,then peeled off the top layer (there are 3 layers).
I cut the next 2 layers together,then separated those layers…
I painted the bottom 2 layers with gesso,& the top layer with picket fence crackle….I only used a drop of glue, in the center, so that I could lift the layers
Once the picket fence crackle dried, on the top layer, I applied Martha Stewart Texture Effects to the outside edges….
I then glued the top layer onto the bottom 2 layers. I filled in all the open spaces (as you see in the photo above) with texture effects….
I then sprayed the tree with acrylic sealer,then glued on some seed beads & pearls…
For the tree I did in the shadow box,I also made a garland out of tulle & a strand of pearls…
Shows the tree before & after….
Because I had about a inch of corrugated paper on the floor, I was able to use pins or whatever, depending on the of the pieces I was going to place in the shadow box. For the tree, I used the thing you tie up turkeys with. I first glued 2 pieces of chipboard down,then the pin in the center..
I then glued another piece of chipboard on top of that….
Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle
wow Im speechless, this is all amazingly beautiful.
Beautiful layout and shadow box.
it’s so! so! so! wonderful!
Wow that is one pretty christmas tree. Amazing.
Fabulous! and the Shadow Box is just amazing! Judy x
The shadowbox is just wow. But how did you make the mirror? Is it real or just a pic?
This is so incredibly gorgeous. Every detail is amazing and I am in awe of the work you put in to accomplish this. Absolutely a work of art!
I always have to pick my jaw off the floor when I see your projects Rachelle, I particulary love the effect you got with the deeply frayed burlap, I’m definitely going to have to give that a try! Thanks for sharing your techniques! xo xo
Absolutely amazing creations – these are sensational!