Wow, was I inspired with this one! In this project I challenged myself to use lots of goodies from Prima Marketing. The Printery paper line was the source of inspiration for this shadowbox.
The base is a 7 Gypsies shadowbox tray. I chose to have the small cubbies on the side, as you can really orientate the tray in any way you want for different looks.
I have paired a fair number of Prima metal trinkets and junkyard findings along with a few special treasures to make a fun nostalgic collection.
To achieve texture in this piece I chose to blend my edges and corners with a treatment of black glass glitter from Finnabair. I love how this adds some sparkle, but still looks grungy and industrial.
I found myself drawn to using symmetry more than once as I pieced this together. I framed out the outside corners of the box as well as the large inset.
One trick that I often use to alter things is to layer them. By adding the tiny gear inside of the hexagon and framing it out with the watch fobs, it created a whole different embellishment. You can also see my layering technique below with the faucet wheels.
The special touch of a few trinkets that are vintage also give this piece a bit more of a story. A vintage clip, a skeleton key, found safety pins from button cards, anything like this can give a piece personal meaning. I also love these old jacks and how the color has been worn off of them through years of play!