Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Varsity Man

When I started this project several weeks ago if not longer,
I had a certain idea in mind. Then I changed it up realizing
what I first envisioned wasn't going to work as well as I thought.
The little shadowbox was a candy box I received on Valentines Day.
The first thing I did with the box was sand it down inside,
and the outside edges.

I placed corragated cardboard in the background as the initial
layer. I also distressed with Vintage Photo Distress pad.
I also added Gesso in ever so lightly.
I added Red Barn Distress around the inside edges.
I also Gessoed the inside edges then I sanded them.
There are two playing cards on top of the corragated cardboard.
Then I added an ephemera piece from Tim Holtz latest releases
layered to the left side, and the a clock piece on the right.
The UpperClassmen figures for Football, and YellLeader
are from Graphic 45. My Harvard Preppy Man is from
my Grandmothers old photos.

I used Tim Holtz Letterpress Letters to spell out Varsity.
I sanded the small individual blocks,
then I used a waterbase varnish and varnished them.
The Lemon-Lime Soda cap I had. The small clip from TM,
and the small stars I colored with Mushroom Alcohol ink.
The small banner piece I cut out and added the numbers 56.
I also used an adornment from Tims Nature Adornments.
I added a small silver ballglove and key to the red/white string
from Tim Holtz also.

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  1. Fab project, love all the little details you've added! Thanks so much for joining us at Flonzcraft Vintage Stamping Challenges this time
    Claire xx

  2. What a great piece of artwork Jan, thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    B x (My Grand Calibur candy is still running here)

  3. Jan, I am in love with your varsity man! What a very cool piece of art! Your combination of the corrugated background and the G45 images makes for such a cool shadow box! I also wanted to thank you for your very sweet comments you left on my blog about my CC3C project. <3 Candy