Monday, 24 June 2019

Shadow Box Christmas Picture

I am really, really chuffed with how this Christmas shadow box has worked out.
The little, festive, fabric dolls cost me all of 30p for the two in an Evesham charity shop, in the run up to Christmas last year. As soon as I saw them I imagined them in a box frame and at just 30p it would have been rude not to have bought them.
The Ikea Ribba frame cost me £1.45 from a Tewksbury charity shop.  I picked it up and ummmed and ahhhed before putting it back, only to later think that it could have been a very useful purchase, so I went back the next day to find, thankfully, it was still there.
I created the simple background using a glittery, embossed snowy paper and two layers of white glitter card.  I added a few tiny, clear, flat backed gems to the centres of the snowflakes for little extra but subtle bling.
I faux stitched around the mount with a black fine liner pen.  I wasn't sure about doing it,  but I think it's worked pretty well with the folksy look of the dolls. The dolls were secured to the background using glue gun glue.
I wasn't sure either about adding the snowflakes to the glass front, would it be too much? Again,  I think it's worked, but if I change my mind I only used PVA to attach them, which is easy to remove.  I The white dots were made using a Posca Pen, also easily removed if need be.
I reckon in all this project cost me less than £2 to put together for a complete, never to be repeated, one off. I am not sure at the moment where its going to go, whether I'll keep it for my own festive shelves or give it as a present, but I've got plenty of time to think.