Saturday 3 November 2018

Thinkers Oasis by Kerstin

Hello, craft lovers!

I was inspired to create a new shadow box in vintage style. 
I thought of an old spartan room 
where poets and philosophers let their thoughts run free.


Calico Craft Parts used:

some details

Flying skull with Angel wings + the word Potion (which I found to be a very suitable addition ;-)
I used DecoArt Crackle Glaze and Metallic Lustre 'Silver Spark' for a distressed, but shiny effect

 A still life picture was glued behind the frame; to the right side stamped foil
that should look like an old mirror

created with DecoArt Fluid Acrylics Metallic Gold and Antiquing cream 'Patina Green'

Have a look at this amazing vintage globe! On it I only used Antiquing cream 'Titanium White' 
and for the pedestal Metallic Lustre 'Gold Rush'. Some contrast lines were drawn with a brown fine tip pen

One of our latest great MDF shapes: a Flying Eye ball !
I coloured it with diluted DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics white, black and gold

side view

Atmospheric lighting creates the perfectly special mood :-)

Thanks for your visit!

Happy crafting!
x Kerstin x


  1. This is wonderful, Kerstin! I can almost sense Saint Jerome in His Study in your beautiful setting! Love love love!
    Claudia xxxxx

  2. How very effective this room is! I really love how you used the globe and the windows frame. It all looks so genuinely aged - fantastic work! xx

  3. Thank you very much Claudia and Julie Ann, that makes me happy! Hugs xx

  4. So many stunning details in this amazing room! and each piece so beautifully aged. Jennie x

  5. This is an absolutely stunning piece of work Kerstin, I just love every single little detail!! Anne x

    1. Thank you very much Anne, that makes me happy :-)!