This is an original Mixed Media Art Shrine dedicated to fabulous and classy girls everywhere. Inspired by my love of all things Victorian, pretty, girly and the colors pink and purple, I created this handcrafted shrine assemblage art from mostly upcycled materials, including cardboard and newsprint paper. I hand-painted the entire piece with the exception of the inside top and bottom using acrylic paints and PearlEx pigments mixed with clear varnish in shades of magenta and violet and added accents of black and white*. This art shrine features decoupaged images of fabulous Victorian ladies, together with floral motifs and other pretty elements. I added lots of embellishment with vintage-inspired bling such as a tiny hand mirror, a winged fairy, rhinestone chain pendant, flowers, pearls, crochet lace and sparkly beads. The shrine sits on four bead-encrusted thread spools (it took me hours to glue on all the tiny crystal beads). The shrine has a door on either side, painted metallic bronze with a layer of tulle mesh that stay open to reveal the imagery inside. The left-hand side door displays a quote from Coco Chanel: “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous”.
*The inside roof surface is covered in a black and white stripe decorative card stock. The bottom shelf (floor) is covered with soft black and white paisley felt which makes this shrine art suitable for storing and displaying small pieces of jewelry.
You can see this art shrine, along with more of my original mixed media art for sale in my Etsy shop http://www.RobinsArtAndDesign.etsy.com.