Shrines are so popular in the mixed media world right now, and since one of my nephews has a 20th birthday in a few days, I thought I'd make him a shrine with a photo of himself in it.
This is the photo I cut Ben out of; it's the "Bean" in Chicago. He thought of doing this great pose making it look like he was holding the Bean.
Here's a close-up of the top of the shrine side:
Since his birthday is in October, I used some embellishments that are Fall related. Then I realized the shrine wasn't very secure on it's base so I built up the back side using more of the Tim Holtz Vignette boxes and dedicated this side to Halloween:
A close-up of the bottom shelf:
A side view showing how the shrine was propped up for balance:
I really like how the box on the very bottom came out. I used Tim Holtz paper, washi tape, feet, and the printer's tray for the shrine itself. The embellishments are an assortment of Tim Holtz Idea-ology items, some Halloween miniatures from Michaels and JoAnn Fabric, and tiny bottles that I colored with alcohol inks.
Now I just hope it makes it to him all in one piece. Packing this up will be tricky.
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look ~ Ann