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Topic: Shadow Box- (very pic heavy) now with a longwinded story about each box!  (Read 4396 times)
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« on: July 01, 2007 02:52:09 PM »

I finally finished my shadow box, you might remember seeing the image from the largest box before, it was an ill-fated fathers day card.  There is a ton of special meaning behind everything in each box, but I won't bore you...  Sorry the photo's aren't flipped...

The whole she bang a bang


My fathers box,


My mothers box


My aunts box


A box for friends


In-law's box


Grandparents box


Neighbors Box

 
I might add more to it, but I'm not sure yet..
Hope you guys enjoy it, if you have any questions, please ask, comments make my day!  Have a good one.


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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2007 02:57:29 PM »

That is totally awesome craftimperfections!!!! Like a bunch of shrines to all the people you love! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! And what a cool way to display some of the cool memoribilia that goes with each person!
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2007 03:03:49 PM »

Wow! This is amazing, I love it! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2007 03:09:19 PM »

and i for one would love to hear the stories behind each one - if you cared to share - and i bet we wouldn't be a bit bored!
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2007 03:10:09 PM »

Wow, I LOVE this! Not only is it really beautiful (and it really, really is) but it's so unusual and such a lovely idea. A bit like a family portrait? Regardless, I absolutely love it. I'm clicking "This Rocks"!

If you don't mind me asking, where did you get the images?
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2007 03:12:27 PM »

You know, I'd love to know how you made this altogether, it's really inspiring Smiley

And I too would be interested in the stories, although whether you want to share them is of course up to you!
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2007 03:20:53 PM »

I hit this rocks too! This is cute without cheese, vintage yet fresh...I love it! Where on earth did you find the shadowbox (or did you make it?) Those lovely deep cubbies!
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2007 03:57:08 PM »

Thanks for all the wonderful comments guys!  I found the shadow box in a vacant apartment (I work for an apartment complex).  It started out looking very...1990's country.  The large box had a door with a heart cut out, and it was stained in this weird light color...ugh.  So I sanded and painted it, and loved it so much more.  The images I found in a book called Compton Year book.   It's kind of an encyclopedia, but it used to come out yearly I guess, kind of a year in review.  I bought them for a quarter a piece, they're from the late 50's, early 60's.  I basically just sat down once a night and worked on it.  I used vintage images and objects, distress inks, acrylic paints and ephemera.  If you really want to hear about the stories and objects I'll tell you about them, but I'll start the stories in another reply Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2007 09:02:21 PM »

I liked the fathers day card when it was alone but it really takes on a new dimension in your shadow box- lovely idea and nice job!
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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2007 09:14:55 PM »

Beautiful project! So the images are not actually family/friends? They are just representative of them? Are the objects actual family treasures or just neat items you found?
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