Nicole™ Crafts Recital Shadow Box

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by Jenny Walsh, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Recital Shadow Box

The curtain is up and ready to show off your little ballerina with this clever showstopper shadowbox.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Measure and cut Pink striped paper to fit around sides and top inside box.
  • 2
    Measure and cut Brown cardstock to fit inside bottom of box. Glue in place with tape runner.
  • 3
    Print out recital picture sized to fit inside back of box and glue in place.
  • 4
    Using templates, cut footlights from black cardstock and glue below picture.
  • 5
    Glue a rhinestone inside each circular area of footlights.
  • 6
    Paint inner and outer edges of box lid Olive Green. When dry, cover outer edge with Mod Podge.
  • 7
    Measure and cut decorative paper to cover front of frame area. Glue into place using Mod Podge.
  • 8
    Print out recital information on maize cardstock. Trim using scallop-edge scissors. Glue to pink card stock and trim, leaving a pink border. Glue to top of front of lid.
  • 9
    Using template, cut curtains from coordinating decorative paper. Cut two 1 ¼ inch pieces of Pink ribbon and wrap one around the center of each side curtain and tape into place.
  • 10
    Glue curtain side panels to front of lid glass using tape runner.
  • 11
    Attach adhesive foam circles to back of upper curtain panel and attach above side panels.
  • 12
    Measure and cut decorative paper to cover base of shadow box. Do the two longer sides first, adding an extra inch of paper to each end and wrapping it over onto shorter sides. Then cut the paper for the two shorter sides to the exact size. Glue all paper in place with roll-on adhesive tape.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Shadow Box 10 inch x 8 inch x 2-1/2 inch 104145654
  • Canvas Corp. Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Pink and Ivory Striped 104741741
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 8 1/2 inch x 11 inch Mocha Divine 104061368
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 8 1/2 inch x 11 inch Light Yellow 104061496
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 8 1/2 inch x 11 inch Hot Pink 104061419
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 8 1/2 inch x 11 inch Midnight 104061345
  • Nicole™ Crafts Rhinestones 7MM Round Crystal 120 pcs. 104240528
  • Morex® Grosgrain Ribbon 3/8 inch x 15 yards 104443901
  • Plaid® Mod Podge® 8 oz. Matte Finish 104107932
  • EK Success Adhesive Foam Pop Dots 104087619
  • Nicole™ Decorative Edge Craft Scissors 6 1/2 inches Scallop 104068907
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Olive Green 104385117
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader 10 104118906
  • Tombow® Mono Adhesive Permanent Bond 104067866
  • Decorative Floral Papers
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