Sunday, 9 June 2013

Mixed Media Shadow Box

This shadow box was a commission I recently undertook, which was a special present for absent family members and had the owner so, so happy it has now been lovingly paraded around a large part of Greece to be shown off haha.

The theme was of course Scotland.  I used a variety of ribbon, jute, organza and string and the paper is Bo Bunny Smoochable paper and a calendar page as the background.

Bottom Right clockwise:
Wooden cotton reel wrapped with jute.  Handmade bead thistles with tartan ribbon
Small jar with sand from Carnoustie beach
Tim Holtz pins with special date
A tag using tartan ribbon with sentiment
Map of Scotland with heart around Carnoustie 
Dundee jute with Gaelic saying - love, loyalty, friendship
Kilt pin with lyrics from Auld Lang Syne wrapped around
Bunting - Lang May Yer Lum Reek - long may your chimney smoke, which is a prosperity good luck saying, if you had money then you had coal
Bottle cap from Irn Bru with clock
Paper flowers and buttons
Lace trim
Jewellery wire house
Authentic tartan runs down middle.


Sorry for flash glare.  

Bottom left: now added personal messages and wishes, which were kept secret held together with twine and a pencil inside.  Washi tape was used around the inside frame.

Hope you enjoyed this, it was a wonderful project to create and an honour for a special little lady.

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