Thursday, 22 January 2009

Shrine to Sheba

I made this following a brilliant tutorial by Ange (AKA Agnes The Red) Altered Art Project which was to alter an ATC incorporating a window shrine. This sounded complicated but was actually very easy to do. More details may be also be found on Ange's SIS Flickr group.

As Ange's tutorial is very comprehensive I won't go into great detail on the construction here, but will say how I decorated it. I covered the whole thing in tissue paper (glued it on with PVA). Once dry I used acrylic paint dabbers in gold and silver all over. Inside the recess I smeared some Platinum Stickles (from Ranger). I used some lettering on small silver discs for Sheba's name and part of her collar as the red edging at the top and bottom of the ATC. The crown at the top is cut from Grungeboard and onto it is stuck a small acrylic crown. This was originally going to be pasted onto Sheba's head, but it would have obscured her little ears!

I printed off a picture of Sheba and added some wings (with a touch of sparkle). Into the recess I hung her name tag and little red bell so they will always be safe.

The shrine is a little over the top but a fitting tribute to our wonderful little dearly departed Sheba x


Jan said...

I have commented on your Flickr site but would like to say again that this is just so beautiful and so fitting a tribute to Sheba. I love that you have used her little bits and pieces within it. I can totally understand where you are coming from because I know just how much of an imprint they leave on our hearts.

Viv's Visuals said...

This is so pretty Sherry.... and a lovely shrine to a much loved pet.

nancy said...

I love this shrine. You've embellished it so beautifully! I'm about to post mine. What a fun projects.

WendyK said...

This is fabulous Sherry, and will make a lovely memory for you. Beautifully made as well