Tuesday, February 4, 2014

{IBS} Altered Frame and Shadow Box

Hi everyone-
Today, I have a really…really fun project to share with you.  As of late,  I have been really enjoying making altered items.   It allows the imagination to just run free with all possibilities.  For me it’s also a good way to use projects/items that I have been hoarding too!   My project today, is using Spring Lilacs Paper Pad , Spring Lilacs andVintage Ticket stamp sets. Here is a look at today’s project.
This framed shadow box was created using a frame that I found at Micheal’s and the bottom of a jewelry box.  The frame has been painted several times with a cream color paint.  Once dried, I dabbed gold paint on just the raised part of the flourishes.  I then cut to fit, pieces of the Lilac designer paper and glued using a stylus, to make sure the corners were in securely.
I stamped the ticket from the Vintage Ticket stamp set and placed  bird cage charm over it.  The bird has been colored with colored with watercolor pencils and then i preformed some fussy cutting around the entire image.  I then place the bird in, mounted on 2 really thick foam tabs.  Assembly from there was easy and fun.
I love the way the bird sits inside, with  the image of another one by it side!!    Did you see the feathers?  Those are actual feathers from our Lady Gouldian Finches.  She is molting and so gathering a few for my project was rather effortless!! :)
I was planning on doing a tutorial for you, but I am still sick and I didn't know if you would understand my raspy voice.  In the picture you can see the frame was Violet/Purple when I started.

I would like to share in the following challenges:
Altered Eclectics
TTCRD: Anything Goes 


  1. What a gorgeous project, Nazeema! I love the bird, the little nest, the birdcage...it all just goes so well together.

  2. this is so beautiful!!!!! love that frame, and all the details! including nest and feathers!!!!
    Mirella DK

  3. OMG, this is just too sweet and adorable! What a fabulous idea, and using real feathers was a stroke of genius! I will look at "box bottoms" in a whole new light now. Beautifully done, girlie!!

  4. BTW, I've pinned this as inspiration for something I'd like to make! :)

  5. This is fantastic! Well done. Thanks for playing with us this week at TTCRD

  6. Beautiful altered frame; love every element you used. Thank you for playing along with us at Altered Eclectics.

  7. Hi, saw this on the Altered Eclectics blog and had to come and tell you how much I loved this gorgeous creation!!

  8. One word - gorgeous thank you for joining in over at Altered Eclectics this month

  9. Fabulous work, Nazeema! Love that gold bird cage! Thanks for joining us this week at TTCRD!