Wednesday, 28 May 2008

ATC Mini Shrine "Freedom to Change"

Well I finally made my first shrine last night. This idea has been cooking in my brain since I bought these little black boxes from Ruby Dog's Art House and discovered they are the perfect size for an ATC. For the front I started with a piece of black cardstock cut smaller than an ATC and glued green, purple, blue and white handmade tissue paper on. I then added my house pin from the Byhand Artists Challenge minus the pin back. This whole piece was glued on with PVA. The final step was to glue the metal photo corners on with E6000 glue. Now for the inside left I used a previously made ATC with a Quietfire rubber stamp, beads on wire and a butterfly charm all on painted watercolour paper. Because I wanted this image to stand out more, I glued it over a piece of foam core. The image on the right is another previously made ATC (one of my favourites) with another piece of hand painted watercolour paper for the background a digital image from the internet, faux mica transparency, digital text, wire and beads. This image was glued right to the back of the plastic box. The back was made new for this project and is another painted watercolour paper background and another Quietfire Design quote stamp, stamped with scarlet pigment ink and embossed with amethyst embossing powder. The beads are part of a necklace I recycled. There are some flat clear beads and after stringing the beads together I glued one of these flat beads to the side of the box with E6000 glue.


Wanda H said...

Wow!! Totally fabulous, Joanne!!!

Laurie said...

This looks positively amazing Joanne! I can only imagine how vibrant those colors look up close and personal!