Sunday, October 7, 2018

Ben's Shrine

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

1 comment:

  1. What an unexpected and fabulous project full of hidden treasures and fun elements! He’ll be delighted, especially when he sees all the spookiness on the back side! LOL your attention to colors, textures and dimensional components. Thanks for sharing, Ann! Hugs, de