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pilarfarmer
« on: February 07, 2011 12:22:01 PM »

i found these 2 shadowboxes with seagull sitting on wood pilings for $2;00. and remade them into a memorial box for my niece that passed away. i took it apart repainted the inside after adding a textural paint on the back crackle painted the front frame (red and black were her fav colors). the butterfly is made from shrinkplastic, the glass heart has her ashes fused into the center (white area) and i put her name on an altered domino using alphabet stickers, and added a rosary onto the bottom. i put it all back together and here are the before and completed pics of the project. i made 2, one for my sister (her mother) and one for my other niece (her sister). i broke the glass on one of them, while putting them back together and liked them better without the glass.











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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2011 12:37:03 PM »

So very very sweet and such a thoughtful gift for family members.
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011 01:55:10 PM »

They are both very beautiful. What a wonderful, thoughful present. Best wishes to your and your family after such a loss!!
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2011 03:26:20 PM »

thats so nice, very touching, i love the black on red crackle  frame
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2011 08:30:08 PM »

How thoughtful, I agree.  My best wishes for you and yours in this time of loss.

But the craft itself is really awesome, too.  I love the use of that rich red, you used it to great effect with lots of contrast with the other parts.  Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2011 07:16:08 PM »

What a beautiful tribute to your niece. Great job.
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2011 03:36:42 AM »

my goodness, this is beautiful. What a lovely way to pay tribute to a life. Very personal and original.
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2011 07:09:34 PM »

I'm speechless. And touched. What an awesome transformation and incredible gift.
Thank you for sharing !
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2011 06:23:33 AM »

I've always loved shadow boxes...cute transformation.
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2011 10:01:31 AM »

This is making me tear up. 

What lovely transformations and thoughtful pieces of artwork.
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