Monday, 18 August 2008

July's altered art swap- matchbox shrine


This is my first ever shrine, and I loved it. I have always loved working in miniature, so this was an ideal challenge for me. I was inspired by Japanese inro, little boxes that were tucked into a kimono's sash as a pocket. The first one I made was a bit costume-y, and I didn't like it (after spending a lot of time on it, of course!). This is my second attempt, and I managed to put into it the essence of what I admire about Japanese art, while still retaining my own style.

Colour: Versafine, Sparkle and Sprinkle embossing powder, gold Krylon pen
Stamps: Non Sequitur (ginkgo leaf), unknown (crane)
Other: Japanese newspaper, origami paper, gold cord, Ranger Crackle Accents, gold card

The bead is a paper bead, made from the newspaper, and the crane inside was made from a 1" square of the newspaper. If you like origami, check this site out for great tutorials!

6 comments:

Carrie said...

looks great Hazel - love the crackle effect on the top piece.

Sid said...

Your shrine is gorgeous, I love it !

My name is CINDY...... said...

It is lovely - I had never heard of inro before, will have to look it up, but what a great idea!

Lavender Rose said...

This is gorgeous, something new to me which I have not seen before, beautifully crafted!

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