Monday, January 25, 2016

A Valentine Shadow Box

It's time to get busy and create some 

This sweet little 4x6 Shadow Box was calling my name,
 and the Escutcheon Door Plate fit perfectly on the front with
2 sets of Love Bird Cut-Outs covered 
with White Iridescent Glitter.  

I glued 2 Aged Antique Brass Ornate Box Feet to the front corners. 
To balance the back (since it's too narrow to add feet to the back) 
I used 3 circle Cut-outs in Masonite and one chipboard Heart. 
Any scrap pieces would work.

The 4 pieces created the perfect level for balancing the box!

I painted the Door Plate with metallic paint dabbers
 and added pen markings in red and black.

Red Faux Rhinestone Ribbon along the edges of the shadowbox make a nice framed edge.

This gorgeous red Glitter from Finnabair's Crimson set and different pinks on the hearts, 
add a real sparkle to project.

I painted the outsides of the box with Fresco Paints and stamped with black archival ink using a stamp from the Old Town set from Finnabair.

I cut apart the 2 Inch Squares Valentine Collage Sheet and the 
smaller Assorted Squares Sheet for the insides.

This shows how I glued the pieces on overlapping the ones
on the sides at angles. The pink and red paper in the center is from the ATC Valentine background sheet.

I added some more stamping to the inside papers 
with Sepia and Black Archival Inks using a stamp from
  "Don't Forget to Fly" , "Net and Wire" and Doorway.

A white pen is used to add contrast along the 
inside paper collage.

This is how the pieces are all finished and ready to glue together
with a bit of white glue. 
Lots of color and very little work in creating it!!!

So, get busy and start ordering your supplies for an afternoon in 
your work space playing and making



Sue Marrazzo said...

LOVE it ALL! What stunning projects = )

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Brilliant! Your background is so clever, and beautiful! Awesome job! xoxo

Kathy Bradley said...

Another beautiful project - you have such a creative eye! Thanks for sharing the tutorial as well.