January 25, 2012

Shadow Box, Part 1


In an effort to add unique artwork to my home I decided to redo two shadow boxes that my mother in law passed down to me years ago.


Trying to keep things simple and use what I had on hand, I first painted the frame black and the mat white. 
Next using trial and error I rolled pages from an old book into tiny cones.  With scissors I cut the ends at an angle and then arranged them in a wreath pattern on some scrapbook paper.

I love the result. 
 I'm very excited to be able to create something new from items I already had.

Hope you have a fabulous day,
Robin

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26 comments:

  1. And the result is a unique and very beautiful artwork. You are so clever Robin.

    Anna

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  2. What a unique and elegant piece of art. Brilliant idea and a cool way to re-use and recycle...thanks for sharing! :) Big Hug, Cath from Home is Where my Heart is @ http://cathhasablog.blogspot.com/

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  3. That is so cool, what a great idea! I love it when you can make beautiful art out of things at home. :) Beautiful!
    xoxo

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  4. What a fantastic piece! It looks brilliant in that shadowbox, great idea! X

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  5. Hi Robin....what a wonderful idea for a shadow box! I would have never thought of that...what a wonderful simple way to make something so creative. This makes me start thinking about some of the things I have laying around here that could go into a shadow box...thanks for getting my creative juices flowing! I hope the rest of your week goes well..
    Maura :)

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  6. Lovely!!!!!!! What a great idea:) / Sofie

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  7. very very nice.. I like this idea I like the full wreaths.. this is far more my style.. clean and simple. this would be great with music pages too! thank you for sharing..

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  8. Thank you for visiting my blog today. Let me know if you try the recipe. We didn't have leftovers if that tells you anything!

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  9. This project is so cute and right up my alley. I love the classic look of black frames with white mats and anything made with bookpages is beautiful.

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  10. Your blog is wonderful, Robin. We're your fans.
    Greetings from Spain.

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  11. Hi Robin,

    I really like your shadow box project. I've been meaning to do one with my wedding favors/invitations, etc. - but I just keep putting it off! I love the look of those old pages - simply wonderful! :) You did a fantastic job!


    Hugs,
    Jessie

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  12. That looks great! It always feels more special when you can create something yourself :)

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  13. Robin,
    Your shadowbox turned out amazing! It looks so professional, and like something right out of a Ballard Designs catalog. Fabulous!

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  14. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)
    www.betweenuandme.com

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  15. I love this artwork so much! I'm also thrilled to have found you and that together we can share and explore in this journey called life! Hugs to you my new blogging friend!
    Much love, Lisa

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  16. This is such a fun accessory! You have a great blog!

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  17. That is gorgeous!!! You are so clever, Robin. I love it, it reminds me of my little eight layered heart that I made and put in a shadow box. Lovely idea!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  18. Lovely shadow box creation! Using what you already had makes it even better!! Thanks for visiting my blog & your sweet comments about my framed collage. Have a wonderful weekend!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  19. You left a lovely comment on our blog so I thought I'd visit yours. So glad I did because I love this project. I am redoing my living room and I want to have plenty of art for the walls. I plan on painting the plain wood frames of some art I have and I was also thinking of buying some shadow boxes bc they are so interesting, but I didn't know how or what to put in them. Thanks for giving me some ideas.

    Sincerely,
    Eldarose

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  20. I love your new shadow box! What a clever idea to use the pages to create your wreath! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog!
    blessings,
    karianne

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  21. ooh, i like that. simple and classy and still diy.

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  22. I love your creation, Robin! It has such a wonderful graphic and geometric look! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  23. I love it when there is no need to run out and buy supplies! Very inspiring.
    Lisa

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  24. That ones pretty also. I bought a shadow box last year and used it for Valentines stuff and then sort of forgot about it. I need to pull it out and put something permanent in it.

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  25. Great idea. I have some scrapbooking paper that looks like old sheet music and think I will make one of these for a relative who is a piano teacher. Call me inspired!

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