Saturday, September 1, 2018

Victorian Superstitions Shadowbox

Happy Saturday, everyone! The GSL Deco Front Shadowbox was just calling out to me to be lined in red and turned into something mysterious. After doing a little bit of research on Victorian era superstitions, I knew what I was going to do with it...
The shadowbox come in 6 pieces and is easy to assemble. After painting the ornate frame and exterior surfaces with black acrylic paint, I cut some Paper Studio red vellum paper to fit the box's interior surfaces. After outlining the joints in red sharpie (just to make sure the seams wouldn't show), I glued the paper in place. 
The box was assembled using tacky glue. I held everything together with rubber bands while the glue dried. 
The labels were printed onto a parchment colored sheet of Tim Holtz Idea-ology paper, then cut to size and distressed with a Ranger Ink pad in Vintage Photo. 
The mourning pendant was made from a snippet of doll's hair held in place with a ribbon, a small metal tin with a clear lid and a scrap of pretty scrapbook paper.
The bat is one of GSL's Creepy Critters that I painted with black acrylic paint. The eyes are bits from the inside of a glow in the dark garden stake that I took apart. These little things glow super bright! You could also use a dot of glow in the dark paint instead.
Here is a close up of the interior. The vapours are just a tiny bit of wool roving inside a glass bottle. The 'corpse eye coins' are video arcade tokens. The frog is a toy plastic one and the iron nails came from my husband's toolbox. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Gypsy Soul Items Used

Other Items Used
Tacky glue
Acrylic paint
Red Sharpie marker
Paper Studio red vellum paper
Tim Holtz Idea-ology paper
Glow in the dark bits
Metal tin
Doll hair
Miniature glass bottle
Arcade coins
Toy frog
Iron nails