Bourbon Distillery Weekend Trip Shadowbox
The Hills Are Alive, and They Smell Like Bourbon...
Our client and his significant other took a long weekend car trip down to Bourbon country in Tennessee. They visited some distilleries and came away from one with a humorous coaster and a recipe for something that included, among other things, bourbon, written on a napkin by someone of importance at that distillery. So, he brought them in, said he wanted them framed and asked us to design something memorable that he could give to his ladyfriend.
We decided to do a shadowbox frame, suspending the two items on platforms to make them appear to be hovering within the frame. The frame used was Larson-Juhl's "Axel" collection, which uses antique chestnut from reclaimed European lumber that is several hundred years old, grain cracks and all. It is really cool looking wood! The shadowbox was lined with Crescent Moorman Linen in Medium Brown. Glazing is anti-reflective Artglass UV (simiilar to Tru-Vue Museum Glass), which is important to use to (A) prevent fading and (B) make it easy to see the contents of the shadowbox. Frame size is 10" x 10". Here is what it looks like: