My first project was made after I had been to Melbourne, I had been trying to decide on my next creation for a little while. I went to a cute little shop called "Spellbound" and saw some neat stones, crystals and decided that I wanted to make something a little different.
This project uses two 12x12 canvases that I hinged together, and added some feet to make it stand up.
The canvas was covered in Gesso, and then I stencilled the bricks on, and then painted over some of them. I wasn't trying to make it perfect, more of an impression. I then added balsa wood around all the edges and made the shelves which I painted. I then starting adding, little stones, and crystals, jars and other little things that I had lying around. The books on the first and 2nd shelves are hand made, including, all the little pages inside. The top left black corner is a Twiddleybitz piece. The purple vase on the far right of the bottom shelf, is the bottom of the lamp on the front cover, that I couldn't fit on. The cauldron is made from a measuring cup, that a friend made for me, when I couldn't find one that would fit.
The Twiddlybitz cabinet, was the main piece I started this project with. I painted it, and then filled it with a playing card, and some jars and other pieces, I wanted to use a key on the project and what better place, than to lock the cupboard. So I hope you were spellbound.
May 2013, be everything that you could hope for.