Sunday, October 17, 2010
I love garage sales and junk stores! That is where the treasures are usually at! At this outing I found this shadow box that someone had attempted to do. I loved the theme and decided to take it and run with it. First thing I did was to crackle the frame to give it a more rustic look. I had a silk sheet set that I didn't care for (it was given to me) so I use it in different ways. The sheets are used as tree skirts, the pillow cases for mantle clothes or anywhere I need some color. So with a little misgiving, I did Cut the pillowcase into a slightly larger piece that would fit in the frame after bunching it up in the middle. The cross is just two pieces of wood and the thorns are real. Don't try this without gloves and at that it is still dangerous. The piece of paper that is not easily seen in the picture is from an old songbook entitled "Rock of Ages". Using hot glue everything is in place and has found a prominent place on my mantle. The theme is so meaningful because it reminds me of what Jesus Christ did for me and you. And when it really hit home was when I poked myself with that dreaded thorn. Maybe sometimes we just need a reminder, you think?
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