Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Shadow Box (everything Wendy Vecchi challenge no 5)

I may have been too late on this one, as my laptop has been suffering with BSOD all day...may have to find a techie, methinks.  Anyway, the challenge was a shadow box, using a Wendy stamp.  Never one to make things easy for myself, I made the whole thing from scratch, cutting up an old Manila folder.  This is the end result, and then I'll cover how I made it.

I started off by working out the measurements, as it's based on a number 12 size tag.  I knew I wanted to use those 3 bottles (which are from a 3-volution plug in!!), so the window had to take them.  Because it was a window shadow box, I also realised that the box had to have tabs to stick between the two layers of the 'wall'.  It turned into a maths class crossed with origami!!

I painted the 'window' with a pale green acrylic for 'outside', and the frame in blue, which matched the inside wall.  the wall is blue below, and grey above (the picture doesn't really show the grey well...).   I then stamped the lovely lace stamp over the window, and heat embossed with white powder - this isn't showing well either!


 I painted up some art parts - the scallop and the phone in grey to match the wall, and the man in picket fence Distress stain 
The next two photos show the assembly of the window into the main 'tag' - lots of red line tape being used!!

The front of the 'tag' was made to look a bit 80s (or was it 70's??) with the stripes (I think of them as pillow ticking) stamped over the blue in picket fence, and the big flowery stamp in faded jeans DI over the grey.  I haven't photographed them, but I also used that flowery stamp on the scallops, two little piece for the dado rail, and a whole piece for the pelmet - did we REALLY have all that stuff in our lounges??

I stamped Dr Foster (as I like to think of him for this project) onto the art part, and the words on to the phone, outlining the phone with a DI marker.

I stuck those on, and thought it all looked a bit unfinished, so there's a bit of black soot around the edges, and Believe stamped three times on a torn piece of core-dinations, once in picket fence, once in black soot, and once in faded jeans.  As Mum was a nurse, I always believe the medical profession!

Now, the challenge was to use a Wendy stamp - I used all of these - and Believe isn't included!!  The majority of these were virginal!  I think the only one I had used before was the net curtain!

So Hels, can I use this entry for your 'you make me feel brand new' challenge??


  1. Great shadow box! Love the bottles in the window...cool idea...love it!

  2. FAB... loving how you made the window in the tag, coolio indeedily... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x