Shadow Box

One of my closest friends came for a visit and we had a great time gelli-printing, drinking wine, art journaling and making our first shadow boxes.

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We started with $4.99 raw wood shadow boxes from Hobby Lobby. We used Montana acrylic spray paints to paint the boxes in addition to our gelli plates…. We also used some of our favorite gelli prints (from our earlier gelli printing marathon) to create the background. We simply cut them down to size and modge podged them into place.

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Next step for me was to use my Micron pens to draw out a quote that I love onto heavyweight watercolor paper. I cut out each word individually and used 3d mounting squares to attach.

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I used washi tape to attach a gelli print circle to the inside of the glass and also along the top edge and on the outside of the glass for accents. I attached a metal lock from a Scrapbooking kit with the 3d glue dots and then gave the entire outside a coat of Modge Podge for shine and brilliance of color.

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I love how this turned out and now I can’t wait to do more! It’s an inexpensive way to make a really cool piece of art.

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