Friday, November 28, 2014

Shadow Box French Country

Hello everyone :-D

I would like to share with you a shadow box I finished a while ago. I called it French Country as a beautiful Graphic 45 paper collection 'French Country' I used for this one.  

I made shadow box frame from one sheet of paper as shown in video tutorial by Lily. I used 8" x 8" sized paper and got a frame dimensioned 4" x 4" x 1/2".  

I wanted this one to be different from all other shadow boxes I made, so I decided to add doors to a frame.


I added small magnets, small metal piece and small metal key, so the doors would not open. When opened, doors are small photo frames. Inside photo frames are photo mats. I made them from one sheet of Graphic 45 paper, rounded edges with paper puncher and distressed edges. 

Door knob is an old button I had in my sewing stash. This button made me a problem. It was overweight and the box was falling down when doors were closed, even after I embellished the box. 

To make balance, I used easel. I removed easel from an old photo frame, removed old paper, sheet it with Graphic 45 paper and glued it to shadow box frame. 

I embellished shadow box with fussy cut images from Graphic 45 'French Country' paper collection, fussy cut printed digital images I found on Internet and butterflies die-cuts I bought on eBay (I don´t have die-cut machine). I added acetate sheet behind the bicycle to make it stable and on hanging clock to create glossy accent. 

I made small marmalades using glass vials with corks, glue, glass colors, paper scraps, distressed inks, raffia and small labels I made using MS Word.

List of supplies I used for this project:
  • Graphic 45 paper collection 'French Country', 8 x 8 
  • Graphic 45 paper collection 'French Country', 6 x 6 (Patterns and Solids) 
  • butterflies from die-cut 'Flutter Tree'
  • piece of black card stock paper (clock background) 
  • piece of thick card stock paper 
  • self adhesive white paper  
  • digital images: clock, lady silhouette, bicycle
  • acetate sheet
  • button
  • small key 
  • eyelet
  • magnets 
  • small metal piece
  • glass vials with corks 
  • raffia  
  • easel from old photo frame
  • UHU universal glue
  • UHU super glue 
  • white water based glue 
  • dimensional double sided adhesive foams 
  • glass colors (420 Yellow, 436 Vermilion, 455 Dark Ultramarine)
  • black fine liner 0.5
  • Tim Holtz´s distress inks (Black Soot, Old Paper, Antique Linen)
  • computer  
  • printer
  • scoring board
  • trimmer
  • scissors  
  • round corner paper puncher
  • crafting needle
  • Tim Holt blending tool 
  • nail polish remover acetone 
  • cotton buds   

Thank you for visiting and your kind feedback. If you have any questions about this project, don´t hesitate to contact me. Have a great weekend :-D 

Crafty Milka


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