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« on: December 31, 2005 04:42:14 PM »

This is my first religious piece. I'm really happy with how it turned out.



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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2005 04:43:41 PM »

Details, please!  This looks so lovely.  How big is it, what materials did you use, and how long did it take to complete?
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2005 05:01:15 PM »

Man, I'm so bad about posting the details! I've done enough of them by now that you'd think I'd
have it down!

Here goes...it is about 2.5 inches tall by 2 inches wide by about .5 inch deep. The box is a little paper
mache book shaped thing I get a Michael's. I decoupaged some mulberry tissue paper on it...I'm learning
that with light colors, I have to use several layers to get decent coverage & color. I used a gold paint pen to highlight the edges. These generally take anywhere from and hour to an hour & a half to make, depending on what all goes into it and what kind of finishing I'm using on the cover.

The pic of Mary is from a saint (?) card that I found on eBay. I just trimmed it out with some fancy scissors and then embossed the edges with gold embossing powder.

On the inside, the cross is a little wooden thing that I just painted. The sunburst thing is, well, I'm not sure what its intended purpose is...behind the heart is a hole so that you could attach it to something...the roses are just little paper ones I got in the scrapbook section.

Check out my blog for easy access to all of the pieces I've done so far. There is also a pic on there of one of the boxes next to a quarter so you can see how big (or small) they are.
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2005 05:03:32 PM »

That's really nice.  Thanks for sharing your creation with us.
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2005 05:15:42 PM »

Wow - that is beautiful.  I love looking at your pocket shrines - they are so inspiring.  I'm going to try & make my own soon.
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2005 05:17:00 PM »

Ditto what anna-begins just posted!!  I just visited your blog and I love all of your shrines.  I'm amazed that they are so small, yet have so much detail.  I really want to try this form of crafting soon!
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2005 05:35:56 PM »

Definitely try it!

I really love making them. I don't usually start with a plan, I just find a color I like for the base, then dig my way thru my stash of stuff until something strikes me fancy. They don't always turn out...there are several dismal failures lying around on my desk, but that doesn't mean I won't find a way to resurrect them later!
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2005 07:10:13 PM »

They don't always turn out...there are several dismal failures lying around on my desk, but that doesn't mean I won't find a way to resurrect them later!

Resurrect, recon, reuse and recycle!! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2006 08:48:17 AM »

the shrine is beautiful! the image is really nice especially how you cut and embossed the edges. the blue paper is a really pretty color, and it was a nice touch to add the gold edging.
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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2006 02:23:23 PM »

I really like the color combinations you used on this - the light blue and gold look so majestic together.
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