Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Shadow Box Shrines DIY

One day, in the not too distant future, I'm going to get a house on the beach and sell shadow boxes to passers by....I can't imagine anything I like making more than funky little boxes filled with treasures and tons of glitter!  The best part about making shadow boxes is that they don't have to cost anything.  A little recycled cardboard and an old post-card are a terrific place to start.
Have fun! xo, Mark
My Frida inspired trio 
I love the little paper flower cut outs filled with glitter!
See how I made them here!
Hot glue and white glue
Dollar store frame
Craft knife
Copy of post-card or artwork
Paper flowers
 Take the frame apart
Cut your image the size of the frame cardboard
Mount image on the cardboard with white glue
Cut several strips of 1 1/2" wide cardboard
Cut a cardboard 1/2 circle the width of the mounted art
Hot glue the cardboard pieces together to create a frame around the image
*The 1/2 circle is the base
Paint the frame with Americana Acrylics in several bright colors
Add white glue and glitter to the corners of the frame
Paint scallops on the edges in contrasting colors
Use the Allure to add dimensional dots to all of the edges in different colors
Glue in paper flowers, jewelry and game pieces
Hot glue the glass to the face of the shrine
Dot more Allure around the edges of the glass

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