Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Love You to the Moon-Shadowbox

Happy Valentine's Day Makers!

Naturally, I bring you love today. So one of many things I like making is assemblages, shadowboxes, dioramas, whatever you want to call it...I simply like the ideas of things inside things; it's like peeking into a little, but completely different world. I made this piece using Polymer Clay, real hardware (the pulley), wire and paint. I like quotes, clouds and hearts. So this quote inspired this piece. 

How it's made

I used a cigar box. I stenciled the outside, then painted the whole thing in various blues, teal and white. I sculpted the moon, hearts and clouds using Premo Polymer Clay, then painted it with acrylic paint. I stamped the words onto the clouds. To add color to the words, I painted the clouds with a watered black paint, then wiped it off, allowing the paint to go into the grooves, then repainted again with white. I sculpted the basket out of wire, then painted it. I used eye screws to attach the chain and pulleys. Everything is being held in place with Epoxy Clay.

I am submitting this project to Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #33 - Sweet Inspirations


  1. This is great!! I'm a big fan of shadowboxes too. =) Thanks for sharing this one with us at Mixed Media Monthly.

  2. A fantastic assemblage! Love the blue and red together!

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous. Such a cute phrase! Your project really is sweet. Thank you for taking part in this months Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. Clare DT

  4. How totally adorable!!! I love this to pieces!!!
    Thanks for sharing it with us over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog!! It's super sweet!!!