Sunday, January 22, 2012

Robin's Nest Shadow Box

Well this is my second installment as Design Team Member for The Robin's Nest. I wanted to do something other than a scrapbook or card so this is what I came up.  This project will be on display at CHA in The Robin's Nest booth #1656.  Hope you come by to check it out along with my first project!  Let's get started.  I start with a blank box by McGuffey Woodworking.  I really like these boxes because the back comes off so you can design on a flat surface.
Next I decide which way I want to use the box.  For this project I turned it so the three small openings are in the upper right hand corner.  Then I use a pencil to trace all the grid marks.  This allows me to have a guide.  You can go a little over the lines and they are covered by the dividers!  No curling paper or pieces coming up!  Now I find all the papers I want to use and cut them to size.
Then I glue them in place.  I place the grid over the top just to make sure I have cut everything correctly.
I like how it looks so I remove the grid and start to decorate the sections.  I start with some stickers and great rub-ons.  They work really well and get a wonderful image.  Afterwards I add a touch of glitter.
Next I went to the trusty Tear Drops and made some very colorful and dimensional flowers.
I just continued to add embellishments until all panels are filled.  I will go through them so you can see what I did in each one.
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I used a Peacock Feather stencil from Dreamweaver with Blue Glossy Paste. On the next on is a paper flower.  I added glitter on the feather and the flower.
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Rub-ons were used for the words and the dragonflies.  I added glitter to the vines of the paper and to the dragonfly wings.  I used Diamond Glaze from Judikins to do this.  In the 3 small boxes I used Glossy accents and diamond shape Tear Drops to make the designs.  I added a round Tear Drop in the centers.
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I loved this western theme paper and had a couple of stickers I used to give it a layered look.
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The top portion is the flowers I made and the horses are from Dreamweaver.  I embossed them with Black Glossy Paste.  I sprinkled a little bit of glitter over the horses and added some black Dew Drops just for fun.  The black paste holds them in place. Otherwise I used Glossy Accents as my adhesive.
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Again, I had some epoxy stickers in my stash and used them.  The leaves are some outline stickers in copper.
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The top is a sticker and made it look attached with Dew Drops.  I did add Diamond Glaze over the sticker for dimension.  The leaf is just applied and I added some random "bling" just for fun.
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More bling, a flower, a rub-on & Tear Drop for the grouping of three.  For the panel with the stag, I cut out the tree sticker then used the stag stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils in Copper Embossing Paste.
And the finished box....
I hope you have enjoyed this post!  Happy Creating...


Rachel said...

I am so excited to see this in person!! It is beautiful! Wonderful tutorial!!

artistamyjo said...

Wish I couls see this in person.Awesome I bet since it's terrific in the photo's.

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

I like the "trick" of tracing first, then removing the compartments to get accurate sized cuts.

Robin said...

Well done. Love it, can't wait to see it too

Robin said...

Kristi. I just viewed your tag book love it too cud not comment on it

Irit Shalom said...

I am in love with your box!

Ashley H said...

Great project idea! I especially love this box, that it comes apart - so much easier!

Clare D. said...

Somehow, I missed the email on this post and I am so glad I found it! What beautiful papers, trims and techniques!

Pam Hornschu said...

Kristi, this is beautiful. My favorite panel is the one with the dragonflies, but love all the DW stenciled work over the wonderful papers.

La Creative Latina Diva said...

So cool and something other than a card, scrapbook, etc. Amazing what you come up with Kristi. I've seen this done on bookshelves with wallpaper, but never even thought to do it on a smaller scale. Leave it to you!

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