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« on: June 22, 2013 11:33:39 AM »

This shrine was created for Pinkleo in the Shrine Swap.  It is an assemblage shrine to someone we all worship, the Goddess of Crafty Inspiration.


The wooden frame came from the dollar store, and the bits and bobs that make it up came from my stash, work, my car, the craft store, Knickertwists garden, and a many came from sheepBlue in a bundle of goodies she sent me in the IYP 23 Swap.  (sheepBlue, can you find all nine?)


Metal tag, acrylic crystal jewel, thimble, charm, and domino.


Vintage glass button and wooden thread spool.


Burned out headlight from my car, and carnelian stones to lend energy to craftiness.


Vintage game token, buttons and a tiny Delft shoe.


Bird's nest with a broken rhinestone earring, freshwater pearls, and vintage buttons.


Vintage watch face, tin, and pen nib charm.


Vintage vial full of seashells, bottle of freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystal beads, shell, metal rose, and sleeping moon face.


Copper key, broken enameled bumblebee earring, wooden letters, lace, ceramic owl bead and a piece of licorice root.

For anyone interested in the process, I first painted the entire base in black craft paint.  The cubbies were then painted with a crackle medium, so that the over layers of paint would crack to reveal the black beneath. Next of course, is the contrast paint, which crackled nicely over the crackle medium.

After that, I laid out all the items where I wanted them, and then took pictures so I wouldn't forget where anything went!  Next I glued in the very back layer of items.  (The things that lay flat against the back.)  The paper items were put in with archival safe book binding glue, and the more solid items were put in with E6000, the best glue ever made.  After those all dried, it was time for a layer of standing items, and the gluing and waiting process repeated in that way for several more sessions.  I usually let the shrine rest for at least 8 hours after putting things in.  Some items were after thoughts, and were a little tougher to arrange after other components had gone in, like the lace behind the key in the bottom right box.  That was inserted with tweezers and toothpicks well after the key & MAKE letters. 



The metal pieces on the front came from my stash of Tim Holtz goodies.  I used some Vintaj metal paint in agate to highlight the words, and wiped it off the front, and distressed them slightly with a Vintaj reliefing block.  After all that was done, I painted the back burgundy, and distressed it with a sanding block, before stamping it, and highlighting the stamped areas with a gold gel pen.  Finally, I added a row of fabric measuring tape around the outside edge.

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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2013 11:57:03 AM »

I love this! It would be inspiring to anyone. You are a wonderful shrine maker!
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2013 12:03:53 PM »

Racky, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.  You are a huge inspiration to me, and everyone else here on craftster, and I love seeing your work.  To be given a compliment from you is truly wonderful.   I want to take classes from you on how to make everyone else feel as warm and fuzzy as you make me feel around here.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2013 12:14:00 PM »

Stop! You're making me cry!  Kiss

I love seeing people branch out from what I "know them" for, in your case, jewelry and sewing. To find that you have such skill in other areas, such as making shrines, is so exciting!
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2013 12:51:07 PM »

wow your shrines are amazing...want!!
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2013 02:02:33 PM »

Thank you edelC!  This swap made me so nervous I was pulling my hair out for weeks trying to get everything to feel "right".  I kept having to put them down and walk away for a few days because I was going so nuts.  It's nice to hear that they turned out well after all that worry.
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2013 03:57:43 PM »

Woooow!!!! This is one of the most beautiful shrines ever!!!
This absolutely rocks!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2013 08:19:03 PM »

I love how this all came together! Each piece in the whole assemblage fits perfectly without feeling overcrowded. And I love the touches with the back stamping, highlighting and the measuring tape ribbon! Great job  Grin So my contributions...Dom ino, textured white button, teeny delft shoe, watch, antique tin, both vials (?), copper key, and believe tag (?)....I'm thinking those were it? Did I get it right  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2013 04:57:06 AM »

I love how this all came together! Each piece in the whole assemblage fits perfectly without feeling overcrowded. And I love the touches with the back stamping, highlighting and the measuring tape ribbon! Great job  Grin So my contributions...Dom ino, textured white button, teeny delft shoe, watch, antique tin, both vials (?), copper key, and believe tag (?)....I'm thinking those were it? Did I get it right  Cheesy

Almost!  One of the vials came from you.  (The one with the label that's full of tiny shells.)  The last item is the black polyclay moon face in the back of the bottom left hand cubbie.  I highlighted it with some silver Smooch to give it some depth back there in the dark!
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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2013 05:05:11 AM »

I love how this all came together! Each piece in the whole assemblage fits perfectly without feeling overcrowded. And I love the touches with the back stamping, highlighting and the measuring tape ribbon! Great job  Grin So my contributions...Dom ino, textured white button, teeny delft shoe, watch, antique tin, both vials (?), copper key, and believe tag (?)....I'm thinking those were it? Did I get it right  Cheesy

Almost!  One of the vials came from you.  (The one with the label that's full of tiny shells.)  The last item is the black polyclay moon face in the back of the bottom left hand cubbie.  I highlighted it with some silver Smooch to give it some depth back there in the dark!

Oh right! I thought the moon face looked familiar but it didn't have the highlighting which threw me off  Grin
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