This is a project I did MANY years ago but thought I would share with you today.
It is a shadowbox created out of nostalgic items from my husband's and son's childhoods.
It is a wooden, deep shadowbox in which I painted the toy shop painting on five layers of glass.
Excuse the blurry photo but it is five layers of glass and who knows how many years old. I did attempt to clean the glass but you'll see lots of smudges that apparently are on the inside.
The five layers of glass make the painting look very dimensional.
In the side and bottom compartments, I added some old newsprint to the back side and then inserted special mementos of their childhood.
The watch is a Hopalong Cassidy watch and is from my husband's childhood as well as the vintage blocks and marbles.
My son was a real avid Hot Wheels collector and also a Double Bubble gum chewer, so in those went.
The bottom compartment contains a miniature, vintage little gun, a set of white bone china horses and Johnny's silver belt buckle. He was always really into horses as a child and part of his adult life.
In the right compartment is a glass hen dish. My Mother collected these and they were his when she passed away. Anytime he saw one, he had to have it for his collection. A miniature coal oil lamp, a wooden nickel from Dodge City, Kansas and a teensy knife complete the collection.
I probably need to take it all apart and clean it real well, but haven't done so yet. It is a piece of my guys' past.
Till next time, Judy