I went on a crafty bender this evening. I think I'll be ok though. I made another decoupage box, this time with an old comic. I'll post that later. The coolest thing I made was a Buddha shrine.
I found this random piece of cardboard inside another box.And I was going to put it back together into another box, and then I looked at the shape and I was like, hmmm, I could make this into a shrine. Then I thought to myself, Self, what kind of shrine would you like to make?
Then I realized that these guys were getting dwarfed by all the crap on my bureau, and they deserved their own shrine.
So I went through my random papers stash and found all the Buddha and India things I could find. And this is what I came up with.
The background is a picture of raindrops on leaves from National Geographic (woot woot). I loooove how the background looks. It came out almost 3D looking.
On the inside left is some pretty flowers from an H&M (of which, there are none in Korea) ad. On the outside left is a goooorgeous Buddha picture that I have no idea where it came from.
On the bottom inside is a picture of an actual real life Buddha shrine. Then on the bottom outside is a picture of some bright Indian sari fabrics. I've had this particular piece of paper since forever and couldn't figure out how to use it. Worked perfect here.
On the inside right is another picture from National Geographic. This time it's a picture of a rainbow and some trees on a mountain. I'm not sure where this actual is, but it's gorgeous and peaceful looking.
Then on the outside right is a bunch of Buddha heads.
All in all, I, though biased, think it looks awesome. Buddha looks happy, doesn't he?
Ps. This Buddha is the reason I'm in Korea, I'm sure of it. I found him at a Korean restaurant when I was at Fort Sam Houston, TX. Theeeeen, sooooomehow, two months later, I found out I was getting stationed in Korea. So I think he's to blame.