Mini Shadow Box

Aug 10, 2012

Tomor­row, I am par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Jo-Ann Fab­rics & Crafts Grand Open­ing in Sher­man, Texas. I will be there for a Book Sign­ing and Demo from 11:00–1:00. I’ll be instruct­ing those in atten­dance how to cre­ate a beau­ti­ful paper rose to accent a gift tag or card for any cel­e­bra­tion or spe­cial occa­sion. And with just a sim­ple change in paper col­or these beau­ti­ful ros­es are per­fect for any hol­i­day.  Come see me… it’s going to be fun!

Jo-Ann Fab­rics & Crafts
4127 N. US High­way 75
Sher­man, Texas

Ok, so on to today’s project. I love shad­ow box­es of any kind and decid­ed to cre­ate a mini shad­ow box tag for one of my projects for CHA. As I start­ed gath­er­ing Maya Road sup­plies I came across a Maya Road Scal­lop Square Basic Album pack took out a chip­board and a kraft page and placed them on my work area. I tossed a new Maya Road Hexa­gon Chip­board piece and as it fell on top of a scal­lop square inspi­ra­tion hit… I thought the Hexa­gon would make a per­fect win­dow for a shad­ow box.

The box is cre­at­ed using one Scal­lop Square Basic Album Kraft page and one Scal­lop Square Basic Album Chip­board page. To cre­ate the win­dow, I attached a glit­tered chip­board Hexa­gon to the Kraft page with a liq­uid adhe­sive. Using a craft knife I cut and removed the kraft paper from inside the hexa­gon and bam an instant shad­ow box win­dow.

I paint­ed the shad­ow box with a JBS Acrylic Paint Dab­ber in Malt­ed Milk. Once the paint was dry I cov­ered the top of the Kraft square with Dis­tress Crack­le Paint in Clear Rock Can­dy. When this was dry I inked over the Crack­le Paint with Dis­tress Ink in Vin­tage Pho­to.

The sides of the shad­ow box are cov­ered with the same sil­ver glass glit­ter as the chip­board Hexa­gon. I then accent­ed the shad­ow box using lots of Maya Road good­ies…  Pearl Bead Chain, a Chan­de­lier Bead, Lat­te Brown Twine Cord­ing, a Vin­tage Feath­ered Friends, an Alter­able Bin­go Cal­en­dar Num­bers, some Tu-Tu Tulle Bal­le­ri­na Pink, an Antique Skele­ton Key, some Vin­tage Paper Ros­es and a Vin­tage Find­ings Mama’s Doily.

I think this would make a won­der­ful hol­i­day shad­ow box orna­ment for any Christ­mas tree. You can bet I will be mak­ing a few this hol­i­day sea­son.

Hugs and hope I see you at Jo-Ann Fab­rics & Crafts tomor­row!

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