Hi, my name is Shelly, and welcome to my online art gallery - I am a mixed media artist who enjoys having in her hands in quite of few things all at once! I try to post all my little projects here and sometimes I share other fabulous ideas from my favorite artists. My favorite products are from Graphic 45, Retro Cafe Art Gallery, Gecko Galz, Flying Unicorn and Two Ten Studios (links provided on the right.

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Baroque Door Shrine project

I've always loved anything in miniature since I was a kid; the smaller something was, the more I HAD to have it! Well this little kit from Retro Cafe Art fit the bill for my project this week. First a list of my supplies from Retro Cafe Art:

Baroque Door Shrine Kit - ATC Sized

Tiny Brass Door Knob Key plate and key

Steampunk Gears

Vintage Steampunk ATC Backgrounds


Viva Inka Gold (Flying Unicorn)

Altered piece by Tim Holz

Stickers by Tim Holz

Image of Woman by Ten Two Studios

E6000 Glue

Gold Edging Ribbon (Walmart)

Here is the finished Baroque Door Shrine from the front. I painted the whole thing burgundy than used the Viva Inka Gold and gently rubbed it on the piece to achieve an aged look. I also used a nail file to buff it and create texture then painted the roof top and deco piece black with glitter specks.
This is the top view. I glued the decorative gold ribbon all the way around the piece, than used a sticker, a gear and the Altered piece to finish that part.
I treated each side with some vintage pieces; I love the show American Pickers, and so I took my inspiration from that; an old clock, license plate, gears and a key were the perfect addition.
Finally, the inside. Yes the door opens!! I had ordered the Vintage Steampunk ATC size images on a transparency, then cut one out to lay onto the door, sort of like a stain glass effect. What's neat is you can put a battery operated Tea light inside to make it glow! The back wall of the piece is actually an ATC I made to go along with the shrine. I used another one of the transparency pieces and the Queen image; the crown is a sticker I had. This project was so much fun, even if I did fuss over it for hours! I highly recommend you try any of the awesome shrine kits at Retro Cafe Art.