Safari Journey Shadow Box Art

The way you decorate the rooms in your home is a reflection of who you are.  Combining your love of arts & crafts into the rooms of your house will make it feel even more a home.  Kyriakos’s Shadow Box Art is a great example of creating a piece that is perfect for a Safari themed bedroom, Jungle themed child’s room or a powder room where you can get creative in a small space.  A piece like this can sit quietly in your creative place or even be sandwiched between the pages of a scrapbook, but it will be most amazing on a wall in your home or on the wall of a great friend who will cherish it.

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Kyriakos Pachadiroglou created this beautiful piece choosing eclectic elements, selections from the 7gypsies Serengeti Collection and other fun doodads.  This 12×12 / 32x32cm shadow box features elements from Africa.  Bringing together a variety of pieces and placing them thoughtfully into a 12×12 space ready to be framed makes each element feel so important and together they are a priceless piece of art.
Tools Used: Heat gun, Scissors, Hot glue gun, Pliers, Dabbing sponges
 Use inks, stamps and powders to transform papers to coordinate with your overall piece and 7gypsies Naked and Almost Naked items are a great place to start, like the Postcards printed on manila paper already have a vintage feel, but when inked, tinted, distressed, etc. they look like they were made to go with the project.
 The combination of multiple antique brass items such as the optical lens, ring, chain and charm come together to look like African jewelry that makes this piece a show stopper.
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Bring all the components together adding touches of natural elements such as raffia, moss and burlap give the feel that these were collected on travels across Africa.
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When looking for ways to share your art with others, creating pieces like this in themes that relate to popular home decor styles, holiday or just pretty will entice people to pick it up, with just the right location in their mind of where it will hang.  For more creative projects by Kyriakos’s stop by his blog The Crafts World.
Happy Creating!!!!


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  1. June 4, 2015 @ 3:29 am Sue Bowen

    This shadow box is so delightful and really captures an “African Safari .Love everything about it .


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