Thursday 18 March 2021

2021 Topic 3 The Creative Laboratory Shadow Box with Hot Picks {by Etsuko Noguchi}

Etsuko's imagination is in another galaxy! what a creative and imaginative piece full of little details that you'll want to leisurely pour over. From amazing rusty painted effects to some wonderful intricate layers, this is one project you'll really want to explore.
~ Keren.
Hi everyone, it's Etsuko My favorite things with you today, and I'd like to share with you Shadow Box Lab using fabulous new Hot Picks stamps.

I love imagining and creating something from vintage objects and junk. The theme of Creative Lab is perfect for this and with Hot Picks images too!! So I immediately created a laboratory in the garage.

I had the framed box with the embellishments in it, so I added a few more frames to it and made it the right size, then gessoed it.

I stamped HP2101EZ and HP2102EZ stamps randomly on kraft colored tissue paper with Sepia Archival ink.These stamps re new, and therefore available exclusively from our approved retailers (list at the bottom of this blog post)

The tissue paper was torn and pasted with matte gel.

I also applied a mixture of Pumpkin Soup and matte gel to deli paper (the deli paper is semi-translucent), crinkled the dry paper and applied the matte gel to create an uneven surface. I wanted to use the tissue paper, but when I crumpled it up it turned white and didn't blend in with the original base, so I used deli paper instead.

The boys and jars are painted with Chocolate Pudding Fresco paints to give them vintage colors, sepia-toned look.

The gears, cogs, and some of the machines were made from Smoothy White card  with a base of black gesso, Chocolate Pudding, Mahogany, Truffle, Smoked Paprika and Pea Coat Fresco Paints to give a rusty look.

On the top shelf you will find a variety of apothecary bottles.

The boy who is so passionate about his research may well be a robot!

The commanding woman from an unknown planet?? Planets stamped with Snowflake StazOn Pigment on the acetate and the blue frame was painted with Deep Sea Fresco paint.

the numeral '8' from the large numbers on HPXT06EZ is embossed with platinum powder, and I made a clipboard with documents too.

Here are rusty looking gears and cogs. The No5 is the same using the HPXT06EZ stamp.

Boys for hire... Boys, planets, blue motif and words 'fear less' HP2101EZ and HP2102EZ. The tiny tags and bottles are from HP1109EZ

An Energy generator... mostly made of the paper painted the rust color, wire and some junk.

An Extractor... I thought these 'balloons' were interesting and combined them with tubes to create this machine. Then I made the window in acetate and stamped the image in white with the chemical equations model of HP2102EZ.

Finally a small clocks trim was added around the frame to complete the look.

I had a lot of fun making this shadowbox and I hope you all enjoyed looking at it.
Thank you so much for visiting by.
Etsuko xxx

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Miriam said...

Wow...what an amazing project Etsuko. The phenomenal.

Mary in Oregon said...

Such detail and determination in your shadowbox absolutely comes through, Etsuko! I will have to dedicate a weekend when I'm ready to be inspired by your "machine"! Those exploding bottles!- who wouldn't crave those???

Words and Pictures said...

Absolutely jaw-droppingly brilliant, Etsuko... your rusted paint effects are fantastic, the tiny bottles are really wonderful, and I adore all the different patinas and textures and ideas. Genius use of the stamps... altogether a real treat. Bravo!
Alison x

Flo Langley said...

Brilliant! love everything about this project Etsuko. The detail is fabulous. So clever :)

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh Etsuko! This is the most incredible and creative project! I am in awe of the tiny details you've added throughout this gorgeous assemblage. I can see you were very inspired by this topic as your imagination is on full display! Well done! Hugs, Autumn

Ellie Knol said...

Really, this is so gorgeous.. all the details, the small embellishments, the colors, heat embossing... the use of all the stamps.. it is perrrfect..

PaperArtsy said...

The details within this are absolutely beautifully created etsuko! What a masterpiece!!