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mingus107
« on: September 25, 2011 12:25:38 PM »

This shrine was inspired by Hellzapopper. She posted an amazing painted Day of the Dead Holy Family and I was smitten. When I approached Teachart about a personal swap, this is what I made for her.

It started with a little Virgin Mary statue from the thrift shop and a little box made to hold car keys.

The statue was painted and the door to the box was removed & cut into 2, so it could open from the center. After several coats of paint and paper, I added Mary, lots of vintage jewelry and candles. Cut paper banners hang in the back. The 2 ovals on the inside of the doors are meant for pictures of loves ones who have past away. I left them blank so Teachart could personalize it.




I had a difficult time parting with her, but you should see what I got in return! But that's another post. I love making shrines and hope to start a collection, so anyone who's interested in a personal swap, please PM me.

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011 07:42:07 PM »

What an incredible transformation! This is really awesome. The paint job and all of the little details are GREAT!
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So Awesome  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2012 09:01:51 AM »

this is great, I love the way you combined everything
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2012 07:38:03 PM »

This is absolutely amazing!! Great work!
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2012 06:21:40 PM »

Wow! DId you cut the bottom part of the statue off.  If so, how did you do it without cracking it? (I'm assuming it's a plaster statue?)  Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2012 07:47:22 PM »

Yes, I cut the statue down so it would fit inside the shrine. I used a cheap wet saw- the kind used for cutting tile. I was able to cut through the base about half way and then I turned it over and cut through the rest. It wasn't pretty, but it worked! Let me know if you have any questions!
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