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« Reply #40 on: September 24, 2006 11:26:28 AM »

I agree with everyone else - that shadowbox is amazing!  It truly is a work of art.  Gorgeous!

« Reply #41 on: September 24, 2006 05:27:47 PM »

Wow, the shadowbox is amazing!  I'm impressed how finely you managed to cut everything and how you chose which pieces would go in each layer... It actually looks like the illustration was MEANT to be 3D. Smiley

« Reply #42 on: September 24, 2006 06:10:12 PM »

Thanks to PrincessJazz for posting pics!  I love my Mr Tumnus scarf the best...it's so long and perfect.  The color is amazing and it smells a bit like cherries or something from the kool-aide.  Everything else was great too and I'm anxiously awaiting you getting my parcel and hope you like everything I made too Smiley

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« Reply #43 on: September 24, 2006 07:48:52 PM »

Margiepoo told me this morning that she received, so now I can post pics of the package I sent her:

Thank you sooo much for posting pictures.  you must have some amazing camera, because all the pictures i took turned out blurry.  And i wanted to show justice to your awesome work.   That is sooo cool seeing how that framed picture was put together.  So much work was put into it.  Thank you sooooo much!!!!


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« Reply #44 on: September 24, 2006 08:13:39 PM »

I also have to say that shadowbox is just incredible. And the record clock is fun!

« Reply #45 on: September 25, 2006 03:28:17 AM »

Wow shadowbox is gorgeous! And love the Aslan amigurumi, the beaded crown, the reepicheep! pretty much everything. Great work here girls!  Grin

« Reply #46 on: September 25, 2006 08:19:30 AM »

holy shadowbox, that's so amazing.  tutorial??  please?

« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2006 03:54:04 PM »

thanks, guys!
i liked making this a lot.

ever since i was little, I've always liked cutting things out of paper- valentines, snowflakes and stuff.. it used to drive my mom nuts because where ever I'd been working I'd leave behind a snowdrift or little papery bits left over!

as for a tut:
well it's kind of hard to describe
AND this isn't a 2-hour project...

BUT, here you go:

First, and this is the hard part, find a frame that has some room between the glass and where the picture should be. 

Materials you need are:
picture/illustration/source material.
spray adhesive
good, sharp scissors (smaller works better)
exacto/craft knife
watercolor paint,
glittered paint
or what have-you.

In my shadowbox I used the same scene, and just repeated it for depth.  You don't have to use the same scene if you don't want to.
Xerox your scene onto cardstock, and you probably want a few copies in case something goes wrong or you cut through at the wrong place. 

Trace out enough layers of foamcore to fit snugly inside the frame.  You're going to want to sandwich your layers together so that they fit perfectly in the frame.  That's why finding the right frame is the tricky part. 

Colourize and embellish each scene as you want it to look.  Let dry.  If your cardstock has warped in drying, you may want to iron it to flatten it.  I'd advise you to iron on aluminum foil, with a dry iron, so you don't end up with paint or stuff on your ironing board. 

cut out each scene except for the bottom layer so that you have interesting layers.  smaller craft scissors (all metal ones work much much better) work best.  place each layer wrongside up on the foamcore backing, trace around the edges with pencil, and cut out the open areas with a sharp exacto knife (take off a bit extra so that the edges won't show).  Take it *OUTSIDE* and use the spray adhesive to attach the scene layers to the foamcore.  Protect any surface with newspaper or something.  You don't *really* want spray adhesive floating around your living room, do you?

Let dry....
and assemble.

Hope this helps!


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« Reply #48 on: September 25, 2006 03:58:32 PM »

Your shadowbox is truly amazing, kitkabbit! Lovely, lovely work! Thanks for sharing this!

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« Reply #49 on: September 25, 2006 04:43:33 PM »

Forgot to mention amidst the cough medicine induced fog I've been in the last 3 days...

I *wist* the aslan amigurumi and the reepicheep stuffies!!!!!


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