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« Reply #120 on: June 11, 2006 11:38:20 AM »

I'm finally getting started. This is my base. Its a little over 6 inches tall. I've painted it ivory and am now covering it with ivory rice paper. The little squares on each side on the bottom are drawers.

I have no idea where it is going or how I'm going to get there.

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« Reply #121 on: June 11, 2006 01:31:01 PM »

That is a cool base!!  What does anyone suggest for the inside of a wardrobe box?  Should it be light colored or does it matter? I am going to look through the inspirations again because I am not liking my box as I painted it....maybe once I get stuff on it it will be better...
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« Reply #122 on: June 11, 2006 02:17:45 PM »

If the items going in it are mostly dark, I'd go with a lighter background. If they are light, I'd go darker. If they are a riot of color, I might go more neutral unless I was going to take the whole thing totally over the top. Then anything goes.

Unless of course you are going to a more monochromatic scheme, maybe.

The one I'm working on, I want to be very monochromatic...all varying shades of beige, gold & ivory. The outside is ivory, so I'm going to make the main interior area a slightly darker shade to make it stand out a bit more. Then I can also use ligher objects to highlight whatever my main image is going to be. Its going to be a picture of my mom, but I have yet to chose which one. Most of the pics I have of her are black & white so I'm going to see if I can (actually get my husband to) tweak the one I pick in Photoshop to give it a more sepia tone. I'll probably do something in a metallic gold to edge the whole thing.

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« Reply #123 on: June 11, 2006 04:42:20 PM »

I'm awfully chatty today, aren't I?

Anyway, this is my newest pocket shrine. The story behind it is in the link. Its been a long time since I made one of these. It was nice to get back to it. I have one more that I'm working on that I'll probably post as soon as I'm done with it.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=16740543.0
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« Reply #124 on: June 11, 2006 04:53:43 PM »

Here is my work in progress. I wanted a busy, vintage look and am not sure if I'm accomplishing it. Please let me know what you think.

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My daughters name is Melia which is why I have the M.
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« Reply #125 on: June 11, 2006 05:02:34 PM »

I love it!

The 3 fold boxes are just the best. I used one in the shrine I posted the link for...Hannah Grey rocks.
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« Reply #126 on: June 11, 2006 05:03:53 PM »

Thanks, that means a lot coming from the shrine goddess!
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« Reply #127 on: June 11, 2006 05:34:32 PM »

I love it, PinkMafia. If you want to add anything, I would ink the edges for a more vintage look. I think your collage looks very "old" but all the elements look new. A little distressing might really change the feel of it. Also, I would like to see something on the open flap.

Of course, this is all my personal opinion only. It already looks great!
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« Reply #128 on: June 11, 2006 05:51:29 PM »

Thanks for the feedback rackycoo. How do you add ink? What type of ink? I'm not quite sure how to distress it because I never work with paper crafts. Does it look really feminine? It does to me and I'm not sure what my husband will think. I guess its the thought that counts anyways.
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« Reply #129 on: June 11, 2006 06:02:59 PM »

Thanks for the feedback rackycoo. How do you add ink? What type of ink? I'm not quite sure how to distress it because I never work with paper crafts. Does it look really feminine? It does to me and I'm not sure what my husband will think. I guess its the thought that counts anyways.

To add ink to the edges, you would just take an ink pad (like for stamping) and "scrape" the edges with it. I would use a nice brown color for a subtle look, and try it on something you don't care about first so you can get the feel of how much ink you like. These are not shrines, per se, but here are a couple of re-conned Altoid tins with the inked edges (especially the one with the initials on it). It just softens them up a bit and makes them look "old".



I don't think your shrine looks too feminine at all. It has some feminine touches, but since it's partially about your daughter, it should!
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