The piece is made using the new 7gypsies Library Drawer. I turned the drawer on it's side and used it as a shadowbox.
7gypsies Library Drawer
2 sheets of Kings Cross paper
1 set of Industrial Gears (you get two of each shown here)
I used an X-acto knife to cut some old foam core and then glued them together with my old glue gun. Then made them into little stacks or risers. I thought about using Styrofoam but since Styrofoam and glue guns don't mix I decided the foam core was a better idea (and it was at arms length).
The quote says, "Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is it's current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes it's place". -Marcus Aurelius
I thought this was appropriate after I decided to use the picture of my aunts, Mamie and Flora taken in 1936. Little did they know at the time but Flora would soon pass away.
The hand came from the clear stamp (I just stamped it on cardstock and cut it out).
The hanging metal is also new from 7gypises. I added the dangle at the bottom with the number two and hung it from the tray with a Tim Holtz memo pin.
I used a piece of canvas as the background and mounted the picture on chip also. I also used foam tape to lift the picture off the background.