Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sacred Heart Shrine

Sacred Heart Shrine
Originally uploaded by AlwaysInspired
Yet another holiday gift! I'm cranking them out! I only have 4 more to go! This is a sacred heart shrine for my great aunt. She loves Catholic imagery so I tried my best, even though I'm not Catholic. With some help from Digital Misfit (Heidi) I managed to come up with this wonderful design. The heart is sculpted from paper clay and then painted and sealed with clear spray sealer. The thing inside the heart is a rusty bit of jewelry and a ceramic rose taken from another piece of vintage jewelry. The flames are painted tissue paper with a little glitter. I can't make anything without a tiny bit of glitter. I made the tiny candles by hand and also made the itty bitty rosary that is hanging on two small holy cards. If you'd like to see a close up of the rosary you can check out flickr. I aged some paper for the banner and used my letter stamps for that as well. The shadow box itself was a plain one from the craft store that I painted in layers and sanded for a worn feel. I'm so happy with it and I hope the recipient loves it too!


MafiosaGrrl said...

This is AMAZING! I love it, the candles and the prayer cards in there are a nice touch. Great job :)

TheBlakkDuchess said...

This is gorgeous! I love it & I'm sure your great aunt will too! Yay for home made gifts! They're just the best! Have happy holidays this winter! ^_^