Friday, 21 November 2008

DREAMBOX

NOW TRADED
This is one of Artchix's gorgeous little "dreamboxes", otherwise known as tin nichos from Mexico intended for use as a small personal shrine. I absolutely love working with these, they come in all sizes, and this one is about 5" high.

This is the first time I've painted one (I've always used alcohol inks before) and I was quite pleased with the effect. It gave me lots of scope to just play about ... and a tiny touch of pink and sparkly just seemed right. I sealed the paint afterwards with Mod Podge to protect it.

Inside I've used two artchix images - the door and a winged Mona. You can't see very well but Mona is quite 3D because I mounted her on a card tab about half an inch in front of the door.

The last couple of days have been spent joyfully playing with Sharon and Linda, who came down here for our own "Small Art Adventure". We've had such a brilliant time making art together it seems very quiet and sad up here in my attic since they left ....

8 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG this is truly amazing.
So wonderful piece of art.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Well you three must have had a blast! This piece is marvelous, Love Mona with her wings and the colors are scrumptious!

Lorraine said...

you know I think I prefer them painted. I find that paint gets into the fiddly bits on tins better than alcohol inks..thanks for your great comment about my tin...it was a good challenge and now I want to alter all those altoid tins I have kept!!

magpie said...

The dream has come home with me....
A wonderful time was had, and now I could be sad....
BUT no The dream is for me to hold forever to treasure.... until the next SAA HUGS

Sharon xx

SarahD said...

Rosie love the dreambox gorgeous.

Mam said...

Hi Rosie. This is a wonderful creation! I love it.
There is a message for you on my blog under "A Real Person...A Real Award.
Nancy

Linda said...

This is very special Rosie; you did a wonderful job of altering it and those colours are just fab.
Can't wait to start using my Artchix stuff!
XXX
Miss you....and DH's cooking!

Claire Selby - Pinkdilla said...

I love this mona ornament! so pretty!