Altered House Shadow Box

May 9, 2013

Altered Maya Road House Shadow Box

Some of you  might have seen this post earlier in the week and wondered what in the world is she doing… well I’ve always said I’m not a techy kinda girl. I had the wrong post date so it posted before I had the blog post finished. This is one of the classes I taught at Crop & Create. It has so many techniques and ideas that can transfer on to other different projects.

Altered House Shadow Box Roof

The decoupaged Pink Paislee Coffee Filters on the roof can easily be placed onto a canvas,  mini album, paper mache box, wooden plaque and lots of other items. The Pink Paislee Mask and Gesso Technique can be placed on the projects I just listed as well as tags. And oh goodness you can do so many cute things with the Maya Road Skinny Wood Spools, Twine Cording and Fabric Tapes. You can create cute Fabric Flags using any of the Maya Road Trinket Pins as the flags pole.

Shadow Box Squares 1 & 2

The Maya Road Barn Red Gingham trim can be placed on any project and it will look adorable. This trim makes the cutest bows. You can make adorable ornaments using the Maya Road Ornate Chipboard Tags. These can be inked, misted, painted, glittered and embossed using Texture Fades. And everything looks great with button and rhinestone accents.

Doodlebug Design has some really cute ones and in all kinds of awesome colors. Their rhinestones are the best as they sparkle beautifully.

The Maya Road Afternoon Tea Milk Blossoms are great to mist and accent any project. FYI… Maya Mists can be heat set. Did you know this? The Maya Road Mini Wood Butterflies are perfect to paint, ink, mist and heat emboss. They are the perfect size for all projects.  As you can imagine these are super popular.

Shadow Box Squares 3 & 4

Maya Road Trinket Pins are the simplest embellishment to use on your projects. They accent the smallest of space perfectly. And any project accented with one of the Maya Road Metal Dress Form Clips is stylin. The Dress Form Clips are my favorite design. The Kraft Mini Jotter Tags look great alone or clustered together with several different designs.

The Jenni Bowlin Kraft Feathers are super fun to alter. I painted and cut mine. And the Maya Road Vintage Memory Glass Vials are so fun to fill with Doodlebug Design Lily While Sugar Coating Glitter and accent with Twine Cording. The Glass Vials can be filled with anything from glitter, sand, small shells, a child’s lock of hair, colored sprinkles etc. Accenting shadow boxes with these is a must.

So there you have it a load of inspiration and ideas for you to start your own shadow box project. I listed all the products I used by manufacturer so you can visit their websites. I figured it would be much easier for you this way.

Pink PaisleeCoffee Filter Words ~ Mask Flowers, She Art ~ Inspire & Soar Patterned Paper

Doodlebug DesignSugar Coating Glitter ~ Lily White, Bumblebee Assortment Buttons,  Rhinestone Jewels ~ Tangerine Assortment

Maya RoadHouse Shadow Box, Ornate Tags, Apple Red Mini Gingham, Afternoon Tea ~ Milk Blossoms, Metal Clips Trinket Dress Form, Vintage Wood Spools, Skinny Wood Spools, Button Trinket Pins, Antique Gems Trinket Pins, Kraft Mini Jotter Tags ~ White, Lavender Fields Twine Cording, Memory Glass Vials, Fabric Tape ~ Pink Blossom, Gingham, Barn Red Gingham, Sun Yellow Gingham

RangerDiamond Stickles, Claudine Hellmuth Studio Semi Gloss Acrylic Paint Charcoal Black, Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso, Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi Medium ~ Matte, Distress Ink ~ Vintage Photo, Peacock Feathers, Distress Stain ~ Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Jet Black Archival Ink, Cut n Dry Foam

Tools Needed: Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Paint Brush, Foam Square Adhesive, Glue Stick or Tape Runner, Fabric Adhesive, Tim Holtz by Tonic Studios Paper Distresser, Sand Paper or Sanding Block, Non-Stick Craft Sheet or Craft Mat, Black Gelly Pen

Tomorrow, is FLEA MARKET day for me… I’m so excited and ready to dig for more awesome finds to include in future Delight In The Art of Collage Kits. Actually, who am I kidding… it’s FLEA MARKET WEEKEND for me.


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