Monday, April 27, 2009











I love Halloween. And I love collecting vintage Halloween objects year round. When I was asked to come up with a vintage Halloween theme for a workshop I am teaching this fall, I was thrilled to experiment with shadow boxes, which always catch my eye. Here you have 2 examples of what can be done with an unfinished wooden shadow box and a few simple elements. Each student will come up with a different look as I will have choices galore of paper, embellishements, stamps, ephemera, etc. Any feedback always welcome!

15 comments:

Shari said...

One of the best things that has happened to me lately is that I found your blog! I love all of your art, but these have really caught my fancy this morning. I am working on a few projects now that I need to finish up before trying my hand at a shadow box, but it is next on my list of "must makes". You have inspired me!!!

Prim's by Kim said...

Awesome! Love your creations.

Gaby Bee said...

Fantastic! All the embellishments make it just perfect.
Gaby xo

PCarriker said...

These are awesome! Your students will love them:-)

Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

What darling shadow boxes! THe little bottles and cheesecloth add just the right touch.

One word of feed back though is for the one with the little boy...The picture behind him looks a little out of place and distracts the main focus. Maybe it should be farther down and closer in like a picture?

What did you use for the little brooms? THey are too cute!

MaygreenFairies said...

I have really enjoyed my visit to your blog. Your art is beautiful and I look forward to my return visit! Mandy x

Bee Serendipitous said...

From one Queen Bee to another...your work is awesome...I will definitely BEE back for another visit..have a honey of a day! Marlene :O)

QueenBe said...

Thanks for all the comments.... Jennifer the little brooms are handmade by me, out of raffia and a dowel rod, and then distessed and aged. I see what you mean about the picture behind the little boy. Thanks!

QueenBe said...

Thanks for all the comments.... Jennifer the little brooms are handmade by me, out of raffia and a dowel rod, and then distessed and aged. I see what you mean about the picture behind the little boy. Thanks!

Kris Dickinson said...

These shadowboxes are amazing! Thank you so much for visiting my Halloween blog too! - Kris

JennyTheArtist said...

I love anything Halloween-y, like this!

Kathy said...

Carol~
I didn't remember that you enjoied Halloween things to. Like me...
These are wonderful, and the fact you sit and make the brooms...well, hats off to you!
I like them all, and much luck with your class.

ArtSnark said...

excellent!

glimmering prize said...

they look fntastic, carol!
and so does your new blog! hugs!
LR

PisforPaper said...

These are AWESOME!!!!