I have been wanting to create with a Shadowbox for a while now but knowing it would be a big project I kept putting it off as I just wasn't finding the time. However, about a week ago I found myself with a whole Sunday to "play" in my studio, so out came the plain shadowbox... a blank canvas for me to work on, and my imagination took over.
The centre piece for my collage had to be a fairy of course and I had just the right little lady for the job. My hubby had brought me some collage sheets from Paper Whimsy, so I dug them out and chose the gorgeous little lady on the swing for my centre piece. Of course she needed a pair of my acetate wings to finish her off, but I wanted to alter her further, so I decided to make her a paper skirt from vintage book pages that I tore, shaped and set with diamond glaze.
I covered the whole of the shadowbox with vintage papers, scraps of music scores and a wonderful vintage article entitled "Game of the Fairies". As a volunteer at Oxfam I am very lucky to come across some amazing old magazines and books which are occasionally donated, as a volunteer I get first pickings as they come in, and at fantastic prices too, so alot of my art contains vintage papers from these books and mags and this piece is no exception.
I enjoyed creating this so much that I can't wait to work on some more. I have three more blank shadowboxes in my studio just waiting to come to life and I've already ideas buzzing around for these, I'm thinking of a vintage circus trapeze theme for the next one, so watch this space!