The theme over at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week is a "red letter day." I think Day of the Dead is a very clever take on a red letter day indeed. I love the imagery and art associated with this day of remembrance.
I actually made the inner shrine some time ago as well. It is made from Masonite and it comes from a wonderful company called Coffee Break Design. You can also purchase their line of goods from Alpha Stamps. I simply used stickels to color the shrine and then I added in an extra altered skull I had from making my charms for our swap. As you may be able to see, I did not get the best results "filling" in my niche with Glossy Accents. Even though I let it dry and added more material several times, I still ended up with a very inconsistent "resin" type background. Oh well!
It was difficult to get good pictures of this piece as I decided to use the acetate that came with this small configurations box from Tim Holtz to "seal" in my shrine. Because of my artistic choice, I could not get a good picture without a glare. In the picture above I was trying to get a little closer so that you can see some of the the clever work from a few of my fellow Art Charmers.
I did do a few things to create depth in this piece. I added some charms from the top of the box for movement, I mounted my "inner shrine" on a wood block so that it would not sit flush with the back of the box and I also did that with some of the other charms.
The outside of the box is covered in Tim's new tissue paper from his District Market line. I LOVE this stuff! I was daunted by the price tag at first, but I will say, this is a worthy crafty investment. It was aged with Tim's distress stains in black soot and antique linen...the stains are amazing too. I resisted investing in them for a while, but it is pointless...the product is amazing.
I hope you enjoyed seeing this artistic collaboration with my charming friends. Thanks for stopping by as always!