I, LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! this piece!
Is that too conceited to say?
Scroll below to see the slideshow
of the details of this piece from a
variety of angles
I wanted to create something that
spoke to my feeling about my
husband and kids and how they
are the world to me!
Sometimes I feel when you tell them how much you love them, it
feels good, but since they hear it regularly, it doesn't have that power I want it to convey. So this piece was created to put the power behind the words.
Its base is a shadow box, symbolic of the depth of the meaning in the artwork.
The inside interior was done with scrapbook paper which was painted, stamped and distressed to give it a vintage look.
The focal point is an antique piece of hardware from which a protruding arm extends outward holding a heart made from polymer clay. On the left are 3 embellishments- the top and bottom are metal buttons, the center is a polymer clay created disk. All three are painted with a blue metallic paint highlighted in gold.
Beneath the arm is the wording: "Unlocked" formed from small wooden blocks covered in tissue paper, which has been distressed and stamped with lettering.
The interior is sealed with a polyacrylic sealer to keep it protected.
The outer frame is a combination of muted earthy tones in brown and red.
The back side is covered in pattern paper that has been distressed and stamped as well. There is a metal hanger on the back so it can be put up onto your wall right away.
I have signed and dated this piece on the back.
Available for sale at my Etsy Shop