Friday, 30 October 2009

Look what I found in grandma's attic!


A tatty old box!
As usual click on photo to enlarge


It looks a bit battered


And I think over the years the rain or damp might have got at it.


I rather like the violet posy painting on the back





It's a shame it's so dusty, I can't quite make out the signature can you?

I don't suppose it is in too bad a shape for something so old.
I think it looks Victorian


The gold leaf is peeling a bit here and there showing the dark wood.
Want to see what is inside - I know I did!



Looks like grandma's little treasures.

I wonder if that's a portrait of my granny - she is rather gorgeous so she could be!


Ah, bless her cotton socks - some of the contents of her button box

Captured in beeswax, rust and all!  A time capsule of a century ago.
A bit of junk to anyone else - but a treasure to me!

I expect you have guessed.  A bit of hyperbole going on here.  I didn't have a grandma - well biologically I must have had two!  So when I got the bits and bobs from Freecycle, which I posted about here I decided to 'borrow' someone else's grandma, and create a Shadow Box - which I bought from Happy Daze here   It's made from card, cheap, and easy to make into anything you like - in my case a 'dream' just for me.

 

It's amazing what you can do with white cardboard, some paints, vintage lace, seed beads, leaf sequines (thanks Pat),  broken bracelet junk,  bits and bobs, beeswax (first time I have used it),  metallic 'gold' leaf foil, Espresso ink pad, scratchy something to make wood grain in wax, a scanner and printer, and a crafty individuals little girl collaged image - ripped! - and lots of time and patience of course!

20 comments:

Sid said...

Lovely creation Lottie, loving the contents embedded in beeswax !

Paula said...

beautiful work Miss Lottie xx

Cath Wilson said...

Fabulous, Lottie - great to see you having fun :) I really thought you'd found a fellow artist in the family...

Moira said...

Oh Lottie it is divine, I just love what you have done with it. So clever and beautifully done.

alcoholinky said...

a beautiful piece of work Lotti. I too love the way you used the beeswax.

Effie said...

It's a fab tatty old box!

themessycraftroom said...

Wow Lottie this work is absolutely beautiful. A lovely keepsake I love everything inside the box.

ceruleanblue said...

Love this, you had me fooled!

Hels said...

WOW! This is amazing....I love it...you are so clever x

craftytrog said...

Your box is just beautiful Lottie, and I loved your little fantasy! xx

Sally H said...

Wow! You have been busy. It's beautiful, Lottie, and I love the beeswax idea x

Lorraine said...

stunning I love the gold, rust and wax

Pearl said...

Lottie, you silly girl I just love it! I've always wanted to do the bees wax thing. How creative you are! Let's see some more.Peace

Dezinaworld said...

What a beautiful.beautiful creation my friend. Lottie this is so original and pretty and interesting and well ... you are just such a clever lady. i love it
hugs June xxxxx
ps, now i just wanna touch it lol

Shairon said...

Lottie, you are such a tease! Having fallen for the cigar box, I fell again for this one! What a creative creature you are! If only I had one tenth of your imagination........xxx

Angelnorth said...

What a fantastic project Lottie, I love the way you've used the beeswax to suspend the buttons and bits and pieces - absolutely gorgeous piece!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Love it love it!!! Looks genuinely old. Beautiful work Lottie.

stampdiva said...

This may be the first time you have used beeswax but it will not be your last - it is quite addictive. Love the little narratives - nothing wrong with a little bit of storytelling. Lynne M x

Melinda Cornish said...

so pretty! this is your forte...

LazyKay said...

Your grandmas missed out Lottie by not knowing you as much as you missed knowing them.

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