As with all of my shadow boxes I have written a tutorial post to assist with the assembly. The post for the orchid is located here at my other blog - Ashbee Design Silhouette Projects.
As I was taking photographs for the tutorial I needed close-ups and I just didn't have a close-up lens. I compromised and took photos and then expanded them to show the detail. Little did I know that David had a surprise coming. Yesterday, yet another Amazon box arrived (we get at least 3 a day!) and I opened it only to be surprised by a new macro lens! I spent the afternoon getting to know the new lens and re-did some of the close-ups for this tutorial, like this one of the paper orchid center...
And this one- showing the curling of the center. A little white balance issue here, but it is all in the learning!
Which do you prefer?
This shadow box is similar to the apple blossom design from earlier this year. I used the layers of the shadow box for the stems and leaves and then emphasized the complexity of the blossoms with added on petal layers. Wonder what my next shadow box will be?
Previous Posts of Interest:
- Fern Wall Art - Paper Shadow Box
- Spring Crafts - Bird's Nest Shadow Box
- Apple Blossom Shadow Boxes
- Bamboo Shadow Boxes
- Birch Tree Shadow Boxes
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