Sunday, May 16, 2010

My 3-D "out of the box" project

Vicki Chrisman from This Art That Makes Me Happy emailed me recently. She was issuing a challenge to anyone that would like to take part, to create a project that would be "out of the box" for them. I love challenges so I was in. I knew right away what I was going to work on too. I had just picked up this little wooden shadow box at Ross and it would have sat in my craft room for a long time probably except for the challenge. I took lots of photos of two of our grandkids playing outside on a rainy day. Our grandson is soooo busy, so I could envision cutting photos of him out a few times in different poses to try to show that "busyness" in my little scene. My "out of the box" challenge was to try to create depth with layers. I wanted the finished project to be as 3-D as I could get it. All of the products used are by Nikki Sivils except for the black title letters.
I am showing you a whole lot of different angles of my project so you can get the feel of how I did create the 3-D look. I gave my raindrops and clouds added accent with Aleene's Paper Glaze on the raindrops to give a "water" look and Glitter 3-D Fashion Paint by Tulip for the glitter accents on the clouds.
I wanted to cut the kids out in silhouette because little cut out kids are just plain the cutest and that helps give the look of motion. Here, this cut out figure is on the fourth level. Behind the umbrella are three layers of foam tape pieces and behind his legs is one level of foam tape.
When you look down inside my levels of grass and kids, you can see the foam tape. I just piled two or three pieces right on top of each other, depending on what level each thing was on. One level of grass was glued right to the background, the other level of grass has two layers of foam tape on it.
The piece that is both of our grandkids are added with one layer of foam tape.
See how I entertwined the kids between the different layers.
This view lets you see better how the first level looks.
Let me tell you, this was FUN! I love to experiment so that was one thing I was able to do a little bit of in order to make this work out like I wanted. Isn't that little tiny bee print the cutest for a background?
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

RAINY DAY 3-D SHADOW BOX
Materials list:
Wooden shadow box – Die Cuts With a View
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned papers – Bee 2 Bee, Bee Strips, Day Dreamer: Willow Bee Collection and Butterfly Rest: Flaming Butterfly Collection/Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker
Glitter 3-D Fashion paint/Tulip

Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®
Sandpaper

Foam tape – 3M

19 comments:

Vicki C said...

This just over the top YUMMY , all the way around! LOVE everything about it! WTG Linda! I'm so happy you played along.. thankyou so much friend!

Jan said...

This is so cute! Love how you flipped the canvas over and the pix are adorable!

emily t said...

What a cute idea! thanks for sharing! :o)

Cheryl Nelson said...

wowzers!! this is just the cutest and the coolest! LOVE it in every way!!

Nancy W said...

AMAZING! thanks for sharing and if I get the time to try my hand at this I will share with you :) Thanks for the inspiration! hugs from conroe, tx!

Andrea Amu said...

Oh Linda! This is so very COOL!! Love this :)

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Oh I adore this project! Thanks for the blog love the other day. Guy cards cause me great consternation. I always think they look so naked without all the girly stuff. :)

Deb Neerman said...

This is absolutely fabulous!!

stampqueen said...

Awsome 3D box!!! Love how you cut out the kids and I love the raindrops too!

Susan said...

What a fantastic project, especially since you included photos of your grandsons. Love the use of different levels.
Susan

Debby said...

Great out of the box project. Inspirational.

melissa :) said...

really? no, REALLY???!!! this is beyond cute, and you didn't miss a single detail!! way to go!

Jane Wetzel said...

just AMAZING Linda! wow! love it!

Renee Lamb said...

Linda this is OMGoodness fabulous!! I love your layers and the cutouts. And the whole scene you envisioned played out very well in your creation! Super fun!

Summerthyme Studio said...

What a TOTALLY COOOL project! Wow! Neat neat NEAT!

Vicki

Jody said...

Wow Linda, your shadowbox is incredible!!! :)

Erin Smetak said...

Oh my, I love your out of the box project!!! I'm a huge fan of thinking outside the box, and this is just too cute!!!!! It certainly helps that your grandkids are cute too and totally make the shadowbox special and awesome!

Jaspere said...

Wow this is incredible. All the time and work you put into it really shows.

Monika/Buzsy said...

This is fabulous Linda! Love the cut out photos... the grass... very creative! :o)