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« on: February 07, 2010 04:43:31 PM »



I was inspired by Thelastkodama's spiffy clementine box here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334413.0

The cabinet is actually just a display box from World market; the pages are from on old book called Billiards at 9:00] that were yellowing.



I'd like to backlight it eventually, maybe a Christmas light in each corner.



I'm going for a sort of turn-of-the-century, Natural History thing. If any of y'all who are good at this stuff could suggest a way to fill out the display and make it look like more than just a box with skulls in it, I'd be very grateful! I don't have much of an eye for this stuff myself, but I think it looks a little too empty.
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2010 05:15:43 PM »

This is really neato!  I love the decoupaged book pages, especially the different levels of discoloration of the pages and the non-diagonal application of them.

I'm no expert on this stuff, but my gut says maybe things from nature like pretty stones, moss- or lichen-covered sticks, bird nests, plants in those pots, maybe some miniature natural history-esque illustrations would be nice editions would give it that natural history vibe.  Probably fewer practical things.
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2010 08:46:53 PM »

It would be cool to have some little skeleton, like a mouse's skeleton or something. Dosen't have to be the real thing, you can probably find a fake one online. And cool stuff in jars, like a cool bug on a jar with alcohol. Or anatomical diagrams 
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2010 07:13:48 AM »

Thanks, you guys! I really appreciate the help. Maria Isabel, have you ever heard the mariachi song 'Maria Isabel'? I named my daughter after it!
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2010 05:00:47 PM »

Of course!  It was a very popular song when my mom was pregnant! Im assuming you mean the one "en la playa escribi tu nombre, y luego yo lo borre, para que nadie pisara tu nombre Maria Isabel"
English:"In the sand I wrote your name, and then erased it, so no one would step on your name Maria Isabel"
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2010 05:39:50 AM »

That's it; One of my favorites!
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2010 08:45:05 AM »

It looks great! I'm very happy to be an inspiration. Grin

In terms of what else you could add, I think some sprigs of dried herbs would look good, tied together with some twine. Ooo, if you can find a small nest that's not being used anymore that would be awesome.
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2010 05:22:39 AM »

It looks great! I'm very happy to be an inspiration. Grin

In terms of what else you could add, I think some sprigs of dried herbs would look good, tied together with some twine. Ooo, if you can find a small nest that's not being used anymore that would be awesome.
ooohhhh great idea! Or you could make your own nest! and put feathers!
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