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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winter Shadow Box

This project was also inspired by Webster's Pages 12 Days of Christmas Crop. I made a shadow box using an old picture frame.

I bought a (tacky) plastic frame with a worn painting for $1 at Goodwill. I removed the painting and coated the frame with gesso and then a layer of Picket Fence Crackle Paint. I also added some Distress Ink once the paint was dry.

Then I started building the "box." I cut a piece of cardboard for the back and 1/2" pieces for each side. I covered the front and back of each piece of cardboard with Anna Griffin Christmas paper, then I glued all the pieces together to form the box.

I decorated the box before adhering to the back of the frame. I adhered a piece of wide vintage lace and a vintage French postcard. On the bottom of the inside, I glued batting for my "snow" and a tiny deer I bought on etsy, along with a mini bottle-brush tree. Once everything was dry, I adhered my frame on top.

The bird and banner on top of the frame were cut from an antique Christmas postcard.

The tree is cut from a piece of Webster's Pages Christmas Petite Papers. The silver tinsel on the tree is Webster's trim. I added tiny rhinestones and Pearl Accents to the tree. Around the bottom of the tree, I added more batting and glued on Sparkle Snow that I bought at Anthropologie.

I have my little shadow box displayed with some other antique goodies for Christmas.


Blogger Julie Boeck said...

Great job Erica! I really love the Christmas tree you made out of the Webster's trim! You put a lot of work into this and it shows! Great job!

December 17, 2009 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger milkcan said...

Wow! I can only imagine how gorgeous it is in person!

December 17, 2009 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger dianapena8 said...

Love how you decorated the Webster tree, it looks so cute, overall a beautiful shadow box full of nice details =Di

December 17, 2009 at 1:08 PM  

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