Hello from cold, damp Oakland, MD. Just thought i’d pop in and share my recent project. Taking inspiration from Tricia (she is alittleshabbychic on YouTube), I flipped the canvas around and used the back side as a shadow box.
First I painted it cream acrylic paint, then I adhered a cut out from Designs by Shellie, Tranquil Gardens, paper. This paper pad is amazing. You can purchase it as well as her newest pad, Classic Christmas Traditions (it is even more beautiful in person) at J & S Hobbies and Crafts, the website is: jshobbiesandcrafts.com. They also have many other paper lines, including Heartfelt Creations & Graphic 45, adhesives, embellishments, dies, inks. Check them out.
After adhering the cutout, I then put down a layer of purple satin ribbon, then I threaded dark purple and gold ribbon through a crocheted trim and laid that on top of the purple ribbon. I used the extra crocheted trim as a knot on the corner, where I arranged my flower cluster.
The wood embellishments are from SaCrafters LLC (sacrafters.com), I used: pocket watch, mini fence, small birdhouse on a pole, small house, flourish and sentiment Remember, all of which were painted cream, except the birdhouse on a pole was painted lavender. I attached a length of chain to the pocket watch and glued to the corned on the opposite side, then attached the other end to a metal key.
I created 3 bead dangles and attached at various points on the chain as well as a few charms. I used small rhinestones on the pocket watch and in the windows of the small house.
I had alot of fun playing with the placement of items on this, and was having a hard time knowing when to stop and call it done. Hope you like what I have created. Thanks for stopping by. Take care, stay warm, Teresa