Let them eat cake shadow box
Hiya! It’s me, Riikka, here with my third guest project. This one is most of my style from the projects I’ve shared so far. I enjoy making ATCs as they are my playground and do an art doll every now and then, but I feel most at home with canvases and assemblages. I just love dimensional projects!
I also adore all things vintage – old paper, stained spoons and dented buttons. There’s something wonderful in all of those, the stories they carry. My true passion is old scissors and I absolutely hoard them! But for this little thing I chose a pastry fork to be used. And that made me think about cakes and thus the only thing I could write to the project was a thing Marie Antoinette is told to have said – let them eat cake!
I started the project with flat layers as I collaged papers to the background and then went for the height with different dimensional layers. I added some Modeling Paste and lace and then started to make the main composition using heavy body gel medium as my adhesive. I also used white gesso two ways in this project. I added this primer to the background to soften any harsh contrast in the papers and also on top of the composition to add a shabby touch. And do you know what the actual frame is? It’s the box everything arrived!
Like in previous times, I recorded a video while working on the project. This time I only speed the video up but showed the whole process, so you can see everything.
Video link to Varalusikka: https://youtu.be/LLcq5f3gRtA
Paper Garden Vintage Paper bundle (https://papergarden.fi/gb/80-vintage-paper-bundles)
Prima Marketing Silicone brush 1” (https://papergarden.fi/gb/prima-marketing-inc/1026-art-basics-mixed-media-silikonisuti-1.html)
Prima Marketing Brush set (https://papergarden.fi/gb/prima-marketing-inc/1027-art-basics-sivellinsetti.html)
Prima Marketing Heavy Gesso White (https://papergarden.fi/gb/prima-marketing-inc/1028-heavy-gesso-white-250ml.html)
Prima Marketing Soft Matte Gel (https://papergarden.fi/gb/prima-marketing-inc/990-soft-matte-gel-250ml.html)
Prima Marketing 3D Matte Gel (https://papergarden.fi/gb/prima-marketing-inc/1025-3d-matte-gel-250ml-.html)
Prima Marketing Modeling Paste (https://papergarden.fi/gb/prima-marketing-inc/989-modeling-paste-236ml.html)
(c) Riikka Kovasin of Paperiliitin with Varalusikka Paper Garden 2018