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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Vintage Shadows




Here is a configurations box I have made using a lot of, but not exclusively, Tim Holtz materials.  It's taken me ages to complete it and I have been going back to it over time and adding things as I went.  It is now complete .......... at least I think it is but may continue to add things to it yet.







There are alsorts of things in it from birdgages to model cars to keys and cotton reels.  Buttons, charms, metal embellishments, glass bottles are also in there. I have kept everything grungy too by using Distress inks.







Used TH papers to line the compartments and the outside of the box and mica sprays to add a pewter and metallic sheen to the outside.  I didn't use the acetate lid liner as I wanted things to sort of 'Spill Out'.






Used loads of tissue tape to edge all internal and external edges.






Everything has been stuck in place with Claudine Helmuth Matt Medium which does make a fantastically strong glue also.

Sid xx

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21 comments:

  1. just wonderful I did one of these but using my own little house its on my blog I love seeing how different everyone does them

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  2. This is fabulous! Love all your elements! I have the same size box, I think. It's all covered, but I have only one small box filled!

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  3. This is gorgeous Sid,
    I love it!

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  4. wonderful creation with lots of intersting elements.

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  5. Lovely stuff.....so many fab little treasures

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  6. good to finally see it finished - love the way your stuff 'spills out'- reminds me of home :)

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  7. I would imagine it's not something you would want to complete immediately anyway Sid. Time to fill it with lots of little treasures. Looks just fab.

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  8. Great work Sid - must make a start on mine sometime lol...

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  9. Wonderful work Sid! sometimes knowing when to stop is an art of all it's own! Sam x

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  10. Really nice! I've got on of these too and need to get on it. I was thinking of a tribute to family using old photos and such.

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  11. Looks fabulous Sid! It has taken you a long time to complete! Lol! x

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  12. Fantastic box, Sid! Love all the embellishments especially all your metals bits and bobs. Wonderul job!

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  13. OOh I love this ! so many gorgeous elements and beautifully put together a real masterpiece.

    Marie

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  14. Lots of great details here, great piece Sid!

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  15. Absolutely fabulous Sid.
    xxx Hazel.

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  16. Oooh Sid, this is absolutely gorgeous. Love all your TH goodies in there xxx

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  17. Oh oo Ahh! THis is just lovely Sid! Really gorgeous...I just want to rummage in it!

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  18. love your config box..is the photo of your mum? they do take a long time to fill up but you can add to it too in the future as you get more bits

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  19. Great shadow box, love all the lits bits and pieces

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  20. As Craig would say FAB-U-LOUS!

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous. So glad I found your blog. Have just joined xxx

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