Finding a shadow box was harder than expected! Now onto creating a dark background to offset the precious specimen.
Prime, paint black and then due to brush strokes, add an acid free piece of cover stock. This will not fade in sunlight and the matte finish is what I was looking for.
The little horseshoe crab was the perfect fit!
One with the crab....photographing under glass is tricky. Here I am truly reflected and I love it.
Glued in with a sprinkle of sand from the crab itself in the bottom of the box!
And the final resting place for my little crab.
A place of honor in the sunporch with another shadow box of shells.