Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fiskars: Family Shadow Box

i recently had the pleasure of creating my version of a family shadow box for a Fiskars assignment and the final result makes me ridiculously happy! 
the project started with pieces from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Printers Tray. you can read more details on the process in my tutorial over there (Family Shadow Box tutorial), but we are limited to the amount of photos that can be shared in a tutorial, so i wanted to use this space to share all the detail shots of the shadow box.
 i had gobs of fun shopping my supplies to come up with a unique collection of things that represent and are significant to our family. lots of symbolism in my choices.  like above, you see the W4 scrabble tile = W for Willis, 4 for family size. you also see the 'a' and 'e' = my girls' initials and a pink #2 = 2 girls.
4 corked bottles, again, symbolism for our family of 4, with three paper roses for myself and the two girls.
and a more masculine flower standing strong to represent my husband.
i wish i would have taken a photo of the tag holding these roses before cutting it to size to fit in this compartment.  it was a sweet manilla shipping tag with some lovely white lace wrapped around and the paper roses on top. something my friend special friend sherry handmade and gifted to me.  so it's extra special knowing it will live forever in this little spot to represent my family.
even though the base of my project is constructed from the boxes that rest inside of a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Print Tray, you don’t need to use this specific tray as your shadow box base. these are just heavy-weight chipboard/paper mache type compartments. if you prefer something with more stability, antique stores and flea markets are both great places to hunt for wood based printers trays or knick-knack boxes that will be perfect for this project.

1 comment:

  1. That is absolutely gorgeous!! I really love how you configured the boxes and the how you filled them. Perfection!

    P.S. I can't believe you are limited to a number of pictures in the tutorial. That's just.... not right.


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