the colourful curio

An old, ugly curio shadow box has mastered a colourful re-imagining.  Once an outdated shade of brown with kitschy heart-shaped doors, it was reduced to a simple shadow box reminiscent of old fashioned herb drawers.  Colour was added with simple acrylic craft paints and then challenged with sandpaper for some serious distressing.   Through the mysterious alchemy of re-imagination, it began to capture some of the magic of ancient herbalists and tug on the power of the elements present in the colours.  Now it burns with the fire of a thousand rainbows in a place of honour upon the wall.

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Linking up with the Funky Junk Upcycling Party

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