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« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2009 08:00:56 PM »

It's so fun to see all the pictures!  Everyone's packages are beautiful so far.

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« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2009 05:04:14 AM »

hahahahahha love the gnome!!!

I ADORE the green man on the CD - simply gorgeous!!!
I have favourited it on my page on here Tongue

Listening to the wind bustle past...and watching Muppet (the bearded dragon) sleep. This is lovely!
« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2009 06:40:55 AM »

Here is my package from sailorgirlbonk!!

First, some beautiful notecards & envelopes, 3 framed sketches (she is such a great artist!) and a miniature container that's done shadowbox style with a lovely little picture peeking out!

And a gorgeous container with a collage of beautiful pictures all the way around

Look inside! These roses are lovely!

And my favorite thing- an elf hood! I love it- it fits perfectly and I've already tried to wear it a couple times, but DH says no matter how cute it is, 90 degree weather is not the time to be wearing it. *pout* I couldn't get an action shot of it, but it is awesome!

Thanks so much, I love it all!
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« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2009 08:52:19 AM »

I love those sketches...you had quite the talented partner.  I wish I could draw.  my attempts are passable...but those are so lovely!

« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2009 12:48:42 PM »

Everyone's sending such lovely things!! I like the idea of the 4 compartment shrine... you think you could put up/send me a picture showing how it works??  I'm feeling the need for one of those.....   Grin

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« Reply #35 on: June 04, 2009 02:04:19 PM »

Your partner really is a wonderful artist, what a lovely package!

What sort of powder is in the container with the roses?  Is it a preservative of some sort?

« Reply #36 on: June 04, 2009 05:26:40 PM »

Jenna, when I get my hands on a better camera I will take better pictures of the shrine!!! It is totally awesome.

Love the elf hood!!


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« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2009 02:38:37 AM »

ELF hood - funky! Tongue

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« Reply #38 on: June 05, 2009 12:32:00 PM »

Hey Jenna & YoungMom, I had a couple of photos on my phone & they should do ok to show the construction of the shrine, but they aren't so hot either. It is an awesome way to build little personal shrines & I would love to share how I did it (I'm just super stoked that someone would want to use my idea  Grin)!

The first photo shows a side view of the two structures. I offset them slightly so that I would have a platform to affix some sea goodness for YoungMom since I knew she loved that, but you could do level stacking or a crossbar formation if you would prefer.

This next photo shows how the alcoves look once the shrine is assembled. They were small so the collaging was much harder to do once it was all assembled, so next time I will collage before I put everything together Smiley The "offering bowls" in each slot are tea light holders (sans tea light, except in the fire alcove where the tea light remained).

And lastly, this image shows the embellishment on the roof of the structure. The mosaic tiles are shades of blue vitreous glass (the light teal ones are my faves!).

To construct the pieces, you will need regular foam board (like you use for science fair projects) & oriental rice paper, a craft knife, ruler and glue.

Measure your bottom pieces for all four rooms, and decide how tall you want your sides to be. The sides & the bottom pieces are all going to be the same depth. The two alcoves that are back to back will share a common center wall, so leave that part til last. Once you have the two sides & bottom for each room, set one side on top of the foam board bottom & measure how tall it is. It should be just slightly (about 1/8" depending on your brand of foam board) taller than the side piece. You will cut your center wall to the hieght of the side/base combo & the width of the base. And the ceiling pieces will be the length of both bases on either side of the center wall (I just lined everything up like I was going to glue it, but didn't so that I could get an accurate measure) & the width of the base as well. I will post my measurements once I go home & check them so that you will have a better idea.

Once you have your pieces you will be covering them with the rice paper. Essentially it's like wrapping a package, but with glue. Glue the paper to the foam itself & then when you are creasing and folding over the edges, secure them with glue as well. This will give the foam board a totally different look when painted. They look like little wooden blocks. Then when your pieces are dry, you can paint & collage them as you like; I sealed each wall with gloss mod podge inside & out once I was done to give it a finished look. When you are ready to finish, assemble thusly: hot glue 2 sides to each base, completing all bases before adding the central walls. Then glue the 2 base structures on opposite sides of your central walls; add the ceiling tile last & make sure all of your walls are sitting straight so the ceiling fits on nicely. Stack & glue. Embellish & trala! Your own personal shrine in any theme you wish! Hope it helps & I will try & post a thread showing the process as soon as I finish collaging the one I have here! I loved the one I did for YoungMom so much that I decided I needed one myself  Wink

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« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2009 01:26:39 PM »

love the elf hood!

I'm nervous about my package not meeting the standard that has been set!

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