Wood and Metal Shadowbox
Artist Lawrence Newman is well-versed in many mediums, including metal, leather and wood. Here he shows us his technique for crafting this beautiful shadow box.
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Materials and Tools:
copper, brass and/or aluminum
patina (other chemicals to antique the piece)
1. Stain pine, allow it to dry, and sand it smooth, revealing an antiqued look.
Those corners are glued and brad-nailed into boxes of various shape and size.
3. Now the creative process begins. Apply the final color and adorn the boxes with metal, other wood, leather, photography/artwork, and combinations of other boxes.
2. Cut the wood into the desired lengths on a miter saw, with mitered ends, creating a clean professional looking 90-degree corner.
4. The metal could be aluminum, copper or brass. It could be hammered, treated with chemicals to antique or patina it, and cut into any shape.