It's time for another challenge over at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog. It's our 14th challenge and our theme is "Summer Days". Just make a project that to something about summer days. Easy peasy and fun!!
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For my project, I made a shadow box. I don't have a step by step this month, because after I finished the first one, I completely changed it. The only thing that is same is the blue sky background. It was covered with Tim Holtz text paper which your can't see in the photo, but it had some wrinkles in it and they add some texture to the sky. I used different blue acrylic paints and a watered down wash of white gesso to get the final effect. The sun was a wooden piece from Studio Calico. I covered it with Tim Holtz Crackle Paint and it's all crackled, but that is also hard to see in the photo.
To make the water I used a a wave punch on Coredinations card stock. Then I sanded the paper and edges to make the letters and numbers stand out a little. That cute boat is what inspired the whole piece and it looks much cuter in the frame than my original image. I covered the frame with some Cosmo Cricket paper with Decoupage. I cut out the birds from the same paper that I got the boat cut out from. I love how they seem to just fit in this little scene.
Finally, I added the word "Enjoy" from Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers so it looks like its the name of the boat. I always enjoy being on a boat. I adhered the sun and boat with foam tape to make it more dimensional. I also painted the edges of the frame inside and out white and I inked the edges of the frame with a Stampers' Big Brush Pen. There is a clear acrylic layer on the top of this shadow box. If you like the shadow box, you can find them in several shapes at Darcie's.