I created a Christmas themed assemblage box - the first piece of art I have created in a LONG TIME that wasn't for a swap or a deadline. I made it just because! I was inspired by a similar assemblage from Shelly Hickox. If you have never visited her blog - go! And be inspired!
I created the structure itself using a couple Sizzix dies; a candy box die and a cube die. I created the roof piece with a lot of measuring and a little ingenuity. I used mostly Tim Holtz papers and Ideology elements. The bronze trim is antique (the real deal from the late 1800's) and is real metal. The look is unlike anything produced today. Love this stuff and I hoard it when I can afford to buy it (it's kind of pricey!).
There are lots of pictures. Enjoy!
For the snow scenes I used a product called Glitter Snow and coated it with chunky, white mica snow when it was still wet. I also used it on the die cut trees and the bottle brush trees.
The drawer pull labels are rub-ons applied to scrap black paper and cut to fit.
Ideology frame backed with Christmas cardstock image (coated with Glossy Accents) and a fancy deer head 3-D resin sticker by Little B - LOVE these - I also used an evergreen tree by them in one of the winter scenes - can you spot it? I glittered a tiny bottle brush tree, then encasing in in a corked dome. Boxwood twine, paper flowers and pinecone charms finish it off.
This is my favorite vignette and it was also the most fiddly. There is a vintage glass ornament hanging in the back. A glittered bottle brush tree makes another appearance. This time it's a bit bigger and rests in an antique candle holder. Before electric light bulbs people clipped these onto trees to light them, unfortunately too often with disastrous results. The little girl in the back is a Frozen Charlotte. I just couldn't put her in there naked! So I made her a dress using Christmas patterned cardstock, pleating and fitting the skirt to her waist and trimming out the bottom with a bit of lace. I'm still on the hunt for a mini Nutcracker to add as she reminds me of Clara with her pretty little dress!
The finished back showing how I used the wood planking paper to cover the roof. Almost looks real! Before I started applying all the papers I painted the structure with Golden's Regular Body Iridescent Bronze Acrylic Paint. To eliminate the white edges of the cut paper pieces I edged all my papers with Distress Ink before I glued them in place.