First is a closeup of two of the three shelves I made over for Celebrate Oz, the Altered Oz blog hop.
I pinky promise that all the photos were resized, tidied up, exposures fixed, etc., etc., and yet the photos are not as good as they can be. It's one of those unexplainables. If you see holes, that's the open holes for the screws to hang this cabinet on the wall. I didn't have time to hang it up before taking the photos. You can enlarge the images by clicking on them.
Linda Oma's of Olde Baggs 'n Stuft Shirts is the Ringleader for this fun event. Last year I participated and if you want to see the art and jewelry I made for that, just read this post. This year the theme for Celebrate Oz is, "Altered Oz." You can interpret that any way you like, so I went just a teensy bit to the dark side, not too much, no scary parts, at least I don't think it's scary- odd, maybe, scary, nyet. This altered art is making me Russian, what????
I decided I will put some of Lucy's paraphernalia in the cabinet, so there are just a few doggie type bits, although you could consider these a nod to Toto.
Magazine and newspaper clippings, ribbons, scrapbook embellishments, beads, curtain rings, rubber rings, fuzzy balls, and more are all inside the cupboard.
For the door I used several layers of paint, glitter glue, ribbons, paint pen, and laundry marker. I took last year's clip art and painting and made a color copy and then just accented those.
|Wall cupboard in Mixed Media for the Altered Oz event,|
I was going to embellish the shelf edges and the back of the door, but I soon discovered that the door wouldn't close if there was anything with any thickness on it/them. It will stay like this until I figure out what to fill in the open spaces on the door.
The cabinet was originally a stock oak type cabinet which I painted three times and sanded in between each coat of paint. The door has a mirror on the outside which I left intact. When it's hung on the wall, no one will no what evil/weirdness/altered universe lurks inside.
There are about 30 plus bloggers participating in the Altered Oz event. I'm going to enjoy clicking through that list and visiting the others.
I've tried to end this post with a question for you as I usually do, but this is stumping me tonight as I write this on the eve of Celebrate Oz. I'll say instead, "Take care and watch out for yourselves as you walk forward on life's YELLOW BRICK ROAD!"