Sunday, June 14, 2015

End of an Era Shadowbox Frame

This is my latest design team project for CraftyCutting design team. Craftycutting design and laser cut all sorts of boxes, frames, shapes and albums. The products are really sturdy and are great for every occasion. For this project I have used the greyboard shadowbox frame. These are €7.50 each and are really versatile. My theme was schooldays, so I decided to incorporate a photo of my youngest girls. The last of my children is set to finish Primary school in a couple of weeks, so this was particularly poignant. 
The finished project
The shadowbox frame comes flat packed and so is easy to decorate before putting it together. I painted everything black to start. I then covered the inside back panel with patterned paper and book pages. The paper that I used is from Graphic45, a collection called ABC Primer, (perfect for this project) with lots of elements that can be cut up and used to make the scene more three dimensional.

All of the insides and the front of the frame were also covered with patterned paper from the collection. I then applied some red texture paste through a stencil to the front of the frame and some white texture paste through a star stencil to the front. I added some gilding wax to the stars to make them pop.

I next cut some bunting and fussy cut lots of images including a photo of my DD first day at school. It was then simply a matter of adding all of the elements to the frame. I hope you like it and don't forget to pop over to Craftycutting to get your own shadowbox.
Some details