Breaking out the glass wasn't too bad. I taped it up really good and started tapping it with a hammer into the trash....make sure to tell your family there is glass in the trash!! Which I did and there was no injuries.
After ensuring all the glass was removed from the frame (check the trench where the glass was really well) I started painting the frame with sliver. I'm using all purpose Folk Art brand acrylic. It seems to be a bit old and the binder and color has separated but it worked out. It put on just enough silver to make the frame go from weathered to glam.
Next, I found my Yes! glue. Let me tell you, this stuff is wonderful. It has been at least 6 years since I opened the jar and it is still moist and good!! Even if it is dry you can dampen your brush and hydrated it. A few more reasons why I love Yes! glue: it is non-toxic, acid-free, and, with extra care, absolutely wrinkle-free on thin paper. I used this stuff in my Book Arts courses.
I brushed a thin layer of glue on the the back board, and lined it up on my pretty scrapbook paper. Then trimmed with an Xacto.
After letting the frame dry a bit (I was impatient), I inserted the covered back board piece.
Since I'm going for Old Hollywood Glam with a hint of theater (does that makes sense?), I decided to put wool felt in as carpet. Holy pumpkins, it looks lush (see photo, oooooo....). I choose a dark burgundy.
Now, I'm struggling with accessorizing. I tried the bead and wire chandelier. Yuck. Then I tried shrinky dinks. I hand drew it, cut it out and it curled in the oven. Didn't shrink, just curled. Twice. Pissed. So, I abandoned that all together. I have better ideas on how to make one, but I have a back up plan if that fails too.
I made a little mirror with an clip on earring back. Now to find the perfect printable mini movie poster. At first I intended to use a great photo of a flapper and her chihuahua, but it is black and white. A splash of color is need on the wall.
Here is what I have so far:
The "flowers" are beads on i-pins.
Once I am completely finished I will take detail photos with a real camera, not just my iPhone.
I can see many of these in my future. In fact, I want all of my Petites in shadow boxes.
Here is my previous post about the Shadow Box: http://pandorasdolls.blogspot.com/2013/01/room-box-it.html