I recently purchased a bunch of shadow boxes for an amazing price. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them yet, but I’m excited. I’ve only worked on two of them. More. Keys.
Here is a little glimpse of the process that I used to make these:
I cut the bookcloth and the paper to the size of the frame. I used an old paintbrush to brush the glue onto the paper. I adhered the bookcloth to the paper. I positioned the keys where I wanted them and poked a small hole on either side of the key where I would attach the keys to the bookcloth with clear nylon thread. I looped the thread around the key and pulled it through the holes, knotting it in the back. I repeated this a few times with each key. Here is what the back looks like:
Here is what each key will look like:
Since we’re on the subject of keys, I thought I’d ask you. What is the key to your heart? It could be a nice gesture or a character trait. What would (or did) it take for someone to win your heart? It doesn’t have to be romantic either. It could be a friend or family member. My example is how my husband gets in my side of the bed in the winter and warms it before I get in. The first time he did that, I knew I struck gold!