Shadow Box Revealed

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You can see my shadow box on the right side of the photo.  My box measured 4″ square.  Here is the finished project:

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The swan is a favorite photo that I shrunk down to size to fit inside the box.  For the fish and starfish, I stamped them onto plain white cardstock in black ink, then heat embossed them, colored each piece, cut them out, and pressed the finished side onto a Versamark pad, and then into a container of UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel), melted the enamel, dipped it again in UTEE (three times total) to get the glossy shine.  (Here is a video on how to do this.)  I put rhinestones as eyes for the fish and a centerpiece on the starfish, and “bubble” stickers to mimic water bubbles within my scene.

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The top of the box.  I painted the outside of the box, and lined the inside with leftover Japanese paper.

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Side view

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View from the other side.

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Front view.

It was fun doing this shadow box, and I’ll probably do another one at some point.

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