Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wall Art!

As pretty as the scrapbook wallpaper is, I couldn't let the walls be bare. So I spent some time putting together some things to hang up there.

  • On the upper left are a pair of shadow boxes put together from strip wood and moulding, including leftover pieces of the double chair rail. Although you can't really see it well, the back walls of the boxes are covered in a scrapbook paper that coordinates with the wallcovering (it's more purple). Those are real seashells glued into the boxes. Tiny, tiny little seashells. Aren't they cute?
  • The posters on the upper right are three clip-art photos of baked goods that I cropped and resized. The photos are printed on bond paper, which was glued to poster paper, which in turn was pasted onto basswood. The frames are made of bits of trim and the "glass" is an adhesive laminating sheet.
  • On the lower left is a photograph of the inside of an abalone shell taken by Jeff Miller for the University of Wisconsin. As I did with the baked goods photos I cropped, resized and framed the image.
  • On the lower right is a little blackboard ornament that I wrote the day's specials on with a white charcoal pencil. If you look carefully, you can still see a remnant of the hanging loop; I wasn't able to get all of it off. It's not too noticeable, though, is it?

And here they all are in situ. I used glue dots for placement, but I'll need to go back later and permanently affix them to the walls. Now that I look at it, I think the chalkboard needs to be hung a bit higher.

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