Today I have an OTP project to share. I have altered a Cigar Box and Large Window to create a shadow box window. I haven't done anything off the page in quiet a while so I really enjoyed creating this for a bit of a change up. I like to think outside the box and I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I ordered these products and I am glad my idea was able to come to life so to speak.
This is quiet a photo heavy post just to show all of the little details.
It focuses on my daughter, who is growing up way to fast, I find myself asking where has the last 16 years gone?
So to create the shadow box I slightly altered the size of the cigar box and removed the lid. Once I did this it was the perfect size to create a shadow box to fit behind the large window. I then cut the tops off of the outside window shutters so they were just a little taller then the windows.
I wanted to make it quiet shabby, so I painted it white Dusty Attic Alabaster #DA0902 was perfect for this. Once dry I gave it a light sand to expose the raw chipboard in areas. I covered the inside of the box with Blue Fern Studios patterned paper.
I wanted to add extra features to it so I created and awning and extra window top feature with the Wrought Iron Design set. The half circle pieces worked fantastically for this. I added texture paste to these to give them a rough aged type of look.
I decided then that I would also dress up the windows themselves a little more and added some more Wrought Iron Design pieces to them, once again these had texture paste added for a rough finish. To create my fancy handles for the windows I then added a mini hinge to each of the windows. I attached the outside window shutters with the super cute little hinges from the Mini Hinges set.
I then added some Swirly Vines to the front. I applied texture paste and gesso to these and then coloured them with a light wash of Dusty Colour Crushed Olive DA0917 & Dusty Pink DA0907.
Dusty Colour Dusty Pink was also added to the Vine Frame #2 that sit behind my photo inside the shadow box.
For the finishing touches I added a vine and some gorgeous ribbon, and just for a special touch I added a little nest and some birds for an added feature.
Available from Dusty Attic
Prima Vine, Resin Birds & Nest.
Blue Fern Studios - Montage Collection - Now And Then