Happy Saturday, everyone! Connie here with a miniature display of curiosities I made from a GSL 6 x 6 ShadowboxGSL 6 x 6 Shadowbox. I've always been fascinated by curiosity cabinets and was inspired to fashion something in miniature that's a nod to them.
Here's the box laid out. It has a large area on top and three smaller cubbies below. I assembled it using a bit of tacky glue.
Once the glue dried, I painted the
front edges of the box and the walls of the small cubbies with brown
acrylic paint. The paper I chose for the background is 7 Gypsies
The little egg collection is made from scraps of polymer clay. They are displayed in a GSL Mini Cigar Box which is available over at Alpha Stamps.
I painted it off white and glued the baked poly clay eggs in place. On the left side is something I've wanted to use in a project for a long time. My husband and I have kept bees on and off over the years. When you buy a package of bees it comes with a queen trapped inside a queen cage that is sealed with a sugar plug. Her worker bee attendants will eat through the sugar to release her into the hive. I removed the screen from the queen cage to use it as a mineral display case.
I had some shark teeth I picked up on the beach when I was a kid. I glued them onto a piece of craft stick painted off white.
The lower cubbies display curiosities in little jars, miniature books, pearls & shells.
GSL Products Used
Other Supplies Used
7 Gypsies Sirene paper
Shells, shark teeth, pearls, tiny treasures