Shadowbox Framing

Shadowbox framing simply means that the picture frame moulding is deep enough to hold 3 dimensional objects, the object then casts a shadow inside the frame.

Framing memorabilia gives that memory or the object a sense of importance and the unforgettable story of “When I was a kid…”. When the object or collection of memories begins to tug at someones heart strings is when the assortment of special keepsakes come to me to be framed.ImageThis is my soup bowl from when I was a kid. The bowl wasn’t used as much as the silver spoon was. 🙂

Deep frames typically aren’t that wide or decorative, this particular one has a nice scoop on the side making it an interesting display. The real design and effort is inside the box; how to adhere the object safely, where to place the objects and colour scheme are all important.

Tell a historical story through military shadowbox frames. Sharing the history and the sentimental value of the objects through a professional display adds to the purpose of the event.

Frame your seasonal art such as Easter eggs in a shadowbox with mirrors to reflect all sides.Image

This now table top or bookshelf sculpture adds a little interest to a conversation. The mirrors are not the only unique tool in this shadowbox, the three window suede mat with the museum glass are special features as well.

Shadowbox framing will take time and care, and it will cost more than framing two dimensional art. The collecting and reminiscing of special objects, then  organizing them in a frame is what I like to call “framing therapy” 🙂

The featured shadowbox frame is of a baby hockey jersey.


About artist and illustrator

I'm a textile artist, resourceful and excited about making things. Dog walks with my pooch "Charlie" is inspiring and an opportunity to develop ideas from nature and people whom we meet on our strolls. There is a story behind my art making, it's in the series, I don't make just one but many from the same idea, but! not one will look like the other, each piece of art is "one-of-a-kind".
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