Monday, February 17, 2014

"True Love" Shadow Box by Katie Stilwater

Welcome Design Team Member Katie Stilwater! She is sharing this "True Love" Shadow Box frame tutorial with us! We love how she added a vinyl to the piece to make it look like the clothes line is actually the branch that the love birds are sitting on.

  • Unfinished Wood Shadow Box (Cal-24)
  • Unfinished Wood Candle Stick (Cal-44)
  • Cream, Gray and Turquoise Acrylic Paint
  • Chip board 3" letter by Darice
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Glass Glitter
  • Studio Calico Wood Heart
  • "True Love" Vinyl from Decorating Your Life
  • E6000 glue, Beacon 3in1glue and Elmers Wood glue
  1. Open up your shadow box frame, take glass out and wash it.
  2. Then take the metal piece out of the top of your candle holder and glue candle base to the bottom of your wood shadow box frame using wood glue. Let dry for about 8 hrs.
  3. Paint the outside of the frame, candle stick base and the inside of the shadow box insert piece.
  4. Once your paint is dry, use a tiny bit of cream paint and dry stroke the frame and base to give it a antique look. (this takes very little paint)
  5. Cut out your heart from card stock paper (or you can use a cereal box)
  6. Put a thin layer of Glossy Accents on the top of your heart and sprinkle glass glitter on the top.
  7. Cut your scrap book paper to fit the back of your shadow box and glue to the back using beacon 3in1.
  8. Paint your chip board letter with Turquoise paint. Once dry coat it with glossy accents.
  9. Place photo and heart into frame and close up the back with the scrapbook paper showing through.
  10. Once your letter is dry add to the front of the frame using beacon 3 in 1 glue. Add the wood heart.
  11. Last you are going to add the bird on a branch vinyl to the front of the frame!

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