Tonight I was just fooling around with some cutouts of those waves and clouds and sea monster that I made eraser carvings of for a sea monster ATC series several months ago. I was trying to make a sort of mock up of what it might look like if I made a shadow box picture with the cutout elements. This is in no way a completed piece...it is was just to give me a sample of how it might look. Obviously the whole thing needs a lot of work and a lot more carving.
I have a small stack of much deeper shadow boxes and they are what I would use if/when I really do this project with more attention. For this example I pulled apart a fairly shallow framed piece I bought at a garage sale with the intention of playing with the mats.
This is just paper cutouts with stacked paper stock underneath to prop up the cutouts. When/if I really do this project I will print the carvings on heavier paper stock or watercolor paper and take much more care with the dimensions. But for tonight, this was a fun process!