Thursday, February 2, 2012
SHADOW BOX - COPPER JEWELRY
Copper Jewelry in shadow boxes. This idea came from wall art my Mom and I saw while on a tour of homes. They had framed a vintage beaded purse in a shadow box. It made me realize you can put anything in a shadow box and make it art. I went home and started to play around with the idea. I love all things copper, and found lots of options after doing a simple search for ‘copper’ on ebay. I came across the copper jewelry and bid on a few pieces for my project.
These shadow boxes are barn-wood purchased from a local craft store. The mats were purchased white, then painted with a dark green acrylic paint and just a wisp of metallic copper spray paint. The backing came with the shadow boxes and were covered with pieces of faux suede fabric. I used stacked triangles of foam board (behind the mat boards in the corners) to make the mat the height (depth) that I wanted.