Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Heart Song Shadow Box Photo Holder

I started out with a small wooden shadow box that 7Gypsies sells.
It came in a white distressed form.
The measurements are roughly 6 x 6.
I had taken the Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber Silver (Metallic) around
the edges during Christmas thinking I would make something out of it then.
This obviously did not happen. So to keep it interesting I added the color Pool,
Then Snow Cap around the edges and along the front.
I then added as an overlay Pool back in which is close to the newly released Peacock.
I would later sand down the edges to distress the actual look for a more retro affect.
In all it left a marbling look to the colors.

I used Tim Holtzs new Wallflower papers for the background
In each individual box. The actual color of Pool somehow ebbed and flowed
In the drying process and left the look of an accent to the edges.
I added Tim Holtz corners for further embellishment.
I gessosed the back of the shadowbox,
Later adding a piece of the wallflower paper,
Which I modpodged to give added protection to the paper itself.

For embellishments I added a small wooden birds nests with eggs.
I used the color cordury in the acrylic dabbers by Tim Holtz on the nest.
I used Tims latest metal embellishments a rose which I colored with alcohol inks.
I used some white resins eggs from Prima, Shabby Chic Treasures.
Along with the Letter B from Tim Holtz line: Letterpress Typographie.
The tree branch with the tiny bluebird I colored with Peacock, and added 2 small gems.

Main area of the shadowbox I used a clipboard clip from Tims new line.
I distressed it in Peacock and then sanded over the surface to distress it.
The small framing around the little boy is from Tim Holtz.
I used simple paper tape with the stamped lettering, "i love you," from Tim Holtz.
The paper heart added for measure.
I also added the feather from my own collection.
There is a small bird on the clipboard piece I colored in Peacock to add
some character.
The small pin has a tiny heart hanging from it that reads, Heart Song.
Both from Ideaology line by Tim Holtz.
Found Objects-from Tim Holtz.
The Monocle and Chain-Tim Holtz.
The picture of the little boy is a vintage photo.

This is being submitted for the latest VSC Challenge:
Anything Goes.

And for challenge Flights of Fancy For Anything Goes Challenge

We will always take a thousand steps towards that moment in time where something spectacular happens! And then we begin again! With so many more moments awaiting us!. JB

Enjoy the Journey,
thanks for stopping by!



  1. This truly is superb Jan. The clipboard holder, the little nest, the way you have placed the monocle over the B, just so much to love! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie with this. Jenny x

  2. Wonderful project and such a special way to display a photo. I love all the little goodies you have tucked into each section along with the colour palette. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.