From the time Luke could walk until he was about three years old, he was rarely seen without fireman boots on his feet. They became his trademark and he went through numerous pairs. I saved his very first pair and decided to shadowbox them. (I’ve said it before but I’m so inspired by the way Darcy Miller preserves memories by shadowboxing.)
I had two more frames left from my last shadowbox project. I absolutely love these chunky, distressed wooden frames. I ripped out the store bought contents (you can see those here) and spray painted the background with Rustoleum Heirloom White spray paint. Once the paint was dry, I glued in a piece of red scrapbook paper, a black and white photo of Luke wearing the infamous boots (photo by Tara Whittaker Photography), and the boots. I left the glass off (it wouldn’t fit over the boots) and the 3D effect is really catching. I’m so happy with the way it turned out.
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