A few years ago, I attended a weekend retreat in Prescott AZ with Tim Holtz. We made tons of projects, received a suitcase full of gifts from his sponsors and had so much fun. Tim is an excellent and generous instructor. He gave us these cool shadow boxes to create an assemblage. I loved making the shadow box assemblages and really wanted to stop right then and just make a bunch of them. But I didn't. Instead when I came home, I went out and bought a number of empty shadow boxes with the intent to just create a zillion of them. But I didn't. As so often happens, I got busy with stuff, the boxes got pushed further and further back in the supply closet and eventually were forgotten. When we moved late last summer, they resurfaced and were put at the front of the new supply closet ready for action.
Today was a great day to play. It snowed all night last night and has not stopped today. It is a beautiful wonderland outside and our first heavy snow of the season and an excellent day to stay inside. So I pulled out one of the shadow boxes and played. Here is what I made:
The wooden box was painted green and distressed with white paint. The back comes off of this box. The back has a patchwork of various papers glued onto it and then the hotel key glued to it. The faux clock face (available in my shop) has been glued to the top of four painted wooden disks and attached to the back along with the registration paper. The inside of the box has been papered with more papers and stamps. The photo was cut out and attached to a round wooden knob and glued to the floor of the box. The word "Temptation" was stamped with StazOn on the front of the glass. The box was then reassembled. It was so much fun to make and the most difficult part was trying to take a photo of it. With the glass in the front, my amatuer photography abilities were really stretched beyond my capabilities.
Now where are all those kits I have purchased from instructors at Art Continuum????