I am back trying to catch up with my blogging after a long "rest". This project was made without a plan. I knew the outcome I wanted but didn't have definitive steps. So bear with me as I try Io get back into the swing of blogging. This is the project for my dear blog friend, Eunice (her blog: A star for Chiemi - see her link on my right hand side bar). Project size is 6" x 6-1/2" x 1" thick. The shoji screen was made using my Silhouette Cutting machine by just simple rectangles. Neat, eh? Two sets of shoji screens cut to sandwich the vellum card stock. In the center of the door, a black circle with a hidden magnetic closure. I absolutely love this Washi paper, too.
Opening the left side:
Then open the right side to reveal a shadow box featuring Kimono Marci from La-la Land Crafts. Pagoda in the back wall is a Cricut Cartridge from Provocraft . The Bridge cut in Black card stock - die is from La-la Land Crafts found here is positioned on a layer of acetate sandwiched in between foam core..
Some additional details about the front embellishments: These stamped and cut blossoms are from the Kimono Marci with Fan stamp set also from La-la Land Crafts. Copic colors used: R46, R43, R83, R21 with a adhesive flat back pearl in the centers. The branch is from Memory Box.
On the bottom right side, there is a turning mechanism......for what? Why to play that famous tune" Happy Birthday". I happen to purchase this special item from a local store in San Francisco called "Arch". They sell lots of artist supplies here and this one of the special items.
The mechanism can be pulled out - it is completely covered.
Here is the mechanism "uncovered" - it is basically housed in a box.
And, here is Kimono Marci sandwiched in between layers of acetate. Copic colors used for Kimono Marci: E000, E00, E11, R20, W2, W4, W6, W8, R45, R43, E55, Y38, + Yellow Stickles
Some additional blossoms on the inside along with some die cut grass from La-la Land Crafts found here.
See the Memory Box branch on the back wall on the Washi Paper? The blossoms are positioned on a layer of acetate.
Here you can see the bridge more clearly along with die cut grass which is behind the top layer acetate.
Because this shadowbox was built from scratch, the sides inside are also covered with scraps of Washi paper (I didn't like the white foam core edges showing) for that finished look. Gold 1/8" mat is around the entire front opening.
You can also see the inside edges covered using scrap so Washi paper here, too.
Thank you for your patience................hope you all like this project.