Wednesday, May 23, 2012

                    The Traveling Trunk of Indiana Jones.


 About a week ago , I was shopping at Aaron Brothers. I was looking at what they had at the clearance section. I spotted a clock. It was designed as a small traveling trunk, it was on 50% sale. Original price $50.00, so that would make it to be $25.00.

   A bit pricey for my taste but not for my liking, so I decided to make my own. I went home, pull out my stash of chipboard and started on my project. Boy, was this project fun.

 It measure 4 x 5 inches and it stands on four feet. I made them out of chipboard. I used a lot of Distress Inks and Tim Holtz tissue tape.
  When you open the small trunk, you have two doors to open. The right door displays a scene of Indiana Jones looking through a telescope. He looking for the lost treasure that is displayed on the backside of the door . The image I cut out of a Trader Joes shopping bag. I placed the image behind plastic foliage, skulls, ancient ruins and a tiny rubber snake.

  The door on the left, has three shelves inside. It is Indiana's collection of souvenirs or  precious findings from his adventures. The thermometer and compass are real and they work. Everything you see is in a very small scale.

   In the first shelf you can see the working thermometer, a tiny pair of dice, one playing card, a tiny bust of Tutankhamen, a small bottle containg glitter and has a leaf charm hanging from the topper.

   The second shelf contains  a see through house which you can see a tiny woman inside and she is facing a man that is inside a see through phone booth. On the wall hanging it says a love story, so the woman and man are a part from each other and I placed a key next to the house. Also hanging on the back wall is a tiny bottle cap that says a special note. A pine tree and a porcelain doll that stands on top of a lace the hangs off the shelf a little bit.
   The final and third shelf shows a passport, working compass, a hanging chandelier, an angel hanging off the back wall. The is another tiny angel that in capsuled inside UTEE. And finally a small shrine that is made out of wood , painted with Lumiere paint and decorated with swarovski rhinestones. You can also see a tiny man standing inside the shrine.

In all , I think my traveling trunk is really stinking cute. Had fun making it and it looks a lot better than that $50.00 clock I saw at Aaron Brothers. Thanks for dropping by.

1 comment:

  1. I wish I was Indiana, to have such a traveling trunk ! Beautiful creation, indeed ! :)