The Shop of Extraordinary Eggs
This shadow box was inspired by the beautiful images from the Eggs and Easter collage sheet. How wonderful would it be to walk through a shop full of unusual colorful eggs?
Eggs and Easter Collage Paper
Spring Farmhouse- Gather- Cardstock Paper
Wider Planks-lightwood Scrapbook Cardstock
Artist's Loft White Acrylic Gesso
Liquitex Acrylic Gesso
Golden Matte Medium
Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium
Folkart Acrylic Paints: Ballet Pink,Robin's Egg, Baby green
Jane Davenport Glitz Sea Sparkle Markers
Pigma Micron Archival ink marker
Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue
Aleene's Rapid Dry Mixed Media Adhesive
Floral bird napkin- Michael Designs
Misc.vintage postcard and magazine images
Misc. found objects (Tim Holtz)
Various wooden beads
Tim Holtz Distress Crayon
Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks
I decided to alter a photo tab box into a shadow box by cutting off the tab lid and sanding the box down. By sanding the box, gesso application becomes more effective. Gesso is used as a preparation for multiple substrates ie.canvas, wood, and cardboard as a "toothy" base for paint.
Next, I decoupaged the outside of box with a beautiful floral/bird napkin using my all time favorite Dina Wakley Media gel medium-very easy to apply and blendable.
For the inside of box, I used mod podge and golden matte medium as a glue and sealer for the Spring Farmhouse and wider planks scrapbook cardstock papers.
For visual movement, I cut out interesting, misc. pictures from magazines and vintage postcards to embellish.
To further enhance some of the images and to add depth, I used some Distress crayons, scribble sticks, and sparkle markers. All great products with true vibrant colors- especially after brushing with water.
I also made mini "organic" eggs by using small size wooden beads and forming into egg shape using fimo clay. Air dried to harden for about a couple of hours and then painted the "eggs".
The photos of children I cut out were interestingly posted and enhanced with paint, color markers and embellishments.