Nicole™ Crafts Summer Shadow Box

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by Gail Colladay, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Summer Shadow Box

Remember your time with family by the beautiful sea with this clever shadowbox, complete with paper "waves"!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Remove backing from shadow box. Sand shadow box inside and out.
  • 2
    Mix Ebony Black and Snow White paint to make light grey and dark grey paint colors. Paint the sides dark grey and the top molding light grey. Paint the inside of the shadow box Bahama Blue. When dry, lightly sand.
  • 3
    Brush the shadow box with varnish. Let dry.
  • 4
    Paint letters dark grey. Measure and cut paper to fit backing. Glue in place with paper glue. Cut a strip of coordinating paper to fit bottom area, making the top edge curved. Cut several more strips of paper and glue to bottom area to look like waves as shown.
  • 5
    Glue on shells, letters and pictures as desired.
  • 6
    Glue glass to frame using hot glue. Replace decorated backing.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-2 hours

Project Supplies

  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Buttermilk 104106660
  • Nicole™ Crafts Unfinished Wood Letter Curly S 5 inch 104748914
  • Nicole™ Crafts MDF Letter E 1-3/4 inch White 104434159
  • Nicole™ Crafts MDF Letter A 1-3/4 inch White 104434155
  • Me & My Big Ideas Cardstock Paper Pad 12 inch x 12 inch Bliss 104510704
  • Nicole™ Crafts Sand Dollar and Starfish Mix 104181931
  • DecoArt® Americana® DuraClear® Satin Varnish 2 oz 104387409
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Ebony Black 104106681
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow White 104106580
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz Bahama Blue 104521661
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader 10 104118906
  • Beacon Adhesives® Zip Dry® Paper Glue 2 oz. 104070877
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Fed Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pcs. 104737928
  • Sandpaper