Saturday, 1 October 2011

Mini Shadow Box


After watching a stream from a group member who melted and dribbled wax crayons around a square mirror, I decided to use the same technique but in a shadow box.  I painted the chipboard backing with gesso and when dry, applied a couple of coats of pearl acrylic dabbers for that great pearly sheen.  I cut the ends off the crayons, peeled the paper back and stuck them down with a glue gun.  I took the heat gun to the nibs of the crayons and waited for the wax to melt.  I stamped the word 'memories', re-heated the wax and pushed it in.  I painted the shadow box with black acrylic dabbers and when dry added metallic rust and russet to the outer frame.  I've photo'd it without the glass to reduce the glare.

12 comments:

Chris said...

What a stunning project, Sam. Love the coloured crayons you've chosen.

downrightcrafty said...

wow, looks awesome
Hugs Kate xx

Sid said...

Looks fab !! Great idea !!

Von said...

Brilliant idea Sam :)

Sue said...

I love this Sam, brilliant idea and so colourful. Hope you show it off! x

Alison said...

Absolutely brilliant Sam! Very inspiring! xxx

Carol Q said...

ooh that's really cool Sam. love the graduation of the colours of the wax crayons too

Craftgirl said...

Love it. Great idea for using crayons too.

Carol

Femmy said...

looks great Sam!

Cath Wilson said...

What a fab idea, Sam - love it x

Neet said...

Oh wow Sam, I like, I like, I like. Brilliant idea! Fab work.

Shairon said...

What a stunning original piece, Sam!Your imagination and creativity know no bounds! xx

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