Lots of trinkets, papers, doo-dads that I've collected for years made their way into this little shadow box. It reminded me of a little old-fashioned school house. That was the inspiration for this little project. Basic collage techniques were used as the base for this project, I didn't get photos of each step because I got so into the project and forgot to take photos along the way.
You can see it was just a basic white box, and I wasted no time collaging elements in it using Golden Gel Medium paste. I trimmed out my vintage photo of a boy with a book and papers and pasted and sealed it all down on the base of the box. While the glue was still wet, I threw in some micro beads and glitter.
I used this gesso on this old Monopoly game hotel and distressed it a bit. I cut out letters from my vintage book page talking about school and cut up a few sentences.
I had a small glass bottle that I filled with small beads, glitter and the sentences I cut up for some interest. I wasn't sure if it all would be used – the hardest part was finding places for all the little trinkets I wanted to use and how to use them.
I added some little stamp details along the edge of the box too. I then collaged some gorgeous rice paper into the top of the box as well as the bottom.
I wasn't sure how well the box was sealed so I went around the seams with the thick gesso all over the box just to make sure it was resin-ready.
For this project I'm using Amazing Clear Cast Resin. I mixed it all up and poured it into the base. Just mix equal amounts of Part "A" and Part "B" and you're good to go!
With a half a drop of Alumilite blue dye I swirled it into certain areas of the wet resin for more interest. It worked out well!! Look how cool it looks!!
I added a bit of purple PearlX powder to the heart and grabbed some blue resin again and coated the top of the heart with the same stick as well.
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