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Lova's World: Handmade Shadow Boxes


Lova Blåvarg is one of our favorite people!  At 17 years old Swedish-born Lova has an undeniable talent that you're just going to fall in love with!  We will be showcasing Lova's beautiful craft and art projects regularly in this new feature, LOVA'S WORLD.

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Precious tiny worlds unfold within old candy tins.

From Lova: I found these old tin boxes in a closet and I decided that there had to be something beautiful inside them. I felt like there had to be something golden and yellow in the big one and something blue in the small one.

1.Find some old tins or boxes. 2.Paint background with watercolors on watercolor paper. try to build many layers to give your box dimension. 3.Cut out illustrations from old books for the cities and features in your box. 4.On the bottom of the golden one I used clay to build a hill. 5.I used rice paper for clouds. 6.You can really let your imagination go wild. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.


Cut out illustrations form old damaged books found at a thrift store or flea market.

Photography by Susanna Blåvarg