Sunday, 12 June 2011

Book shaped shadow box tutorial

Book shaped shadow box tutorial

Folded frame tutorial

Product list

Four cream cardstock 12*12'' pieces
One piece of 12*12'' glitter paper-I used GCD Studio's one here
Pink Paislee transparent card – Sweetness collection
Webster pages and Prima lace
Prima crystal swirls
K&Co vintage die cuts
Dress it up buttons
Glue Arts- Glue glider PRO, adhesive squares and ribbon adhesive

Here is a look of a finished project

And now for Step by Step instructions for this frame
Step 1

All you need now is 4 12*12 pieces of cream heavy weight solid cardstock, a metal ruler and a bone folder. If you have any scoring device- use it, but you really don't need it for the scoring of this project
Score all 4 cardstock using your metal standard ruler for your scoring size- it's just the best measurement ever for this project

Step 2

Also 3 scored paper were enough for this single project, if your use four of them, you will have products for another small shadow box with absolutely no leftovers
Cut 2 folded cardstock to 8.5'' size and 2 others to 5.5'' size
Step 3

Insert the short piece inside the long one as shown, use your Glue arts adhesive squares to adhere the first corner- do it from the front and the back side of your project. Now insert the second long piece into the free corner of your short one, adhere it and add the last one. Be sure to secure the corners with some more glue squares. Don't glue anything inside. Actually your shadow box is done
 Now for the rest on the project

Step 4

Cut the back of your box from some fancy and glittery patterned cardstock, I used GCD Studios Melody Ross Post card  paper, cut it to your box size (8.5*5.5'') and before you do your final cut check it from the front to be sure you see the piece you wanted to be shown. Adhere your fancy paper piece on the back of your frame using Glue Arts Glider pro, it works the best here
Step 5

Using your ruler again ,cut 4 strips from your glittered cardstock for the front cover
Using your Glue glider adhere all 4 strips as show, don't glue the edges yet, as we need to trim them to triangle shape. Trim your edges as shown and now add more glue to finish the frame
Step 6

This is a time for you to be creative: make art and experiments, don't be afraid , it's your art, not mine
But if your want to do my kind of embellishments- here are the next few steps for this box
Cut some flower from your cardstock and glue them over your frame as shown. Cut some butterflies form another piece of cardstock and adhere them randomly over your frame. I used the same adhesive squares as on my first steps
Add Pink Paislee transparent card inside your box-glue it with adhesive squares inside the second fold- not too close to the back paper
Add some vintage die cuts- I used K&CO pieces inside the next fold and over the cover

Step 7

Adhere the ribbons using Glue Arts ribbon adhesive, pleat the lower lace as shown and glue the second
 lace layer on the top. Make a fancy bow and glue is over the
cover with adhesive squares, add a vintage angel button with the same adhesive and finally add some crystal swirls all around the cover
As my finish touch I added the micro mini buttons over the butterflies and inked the outside " pages" of my book with Tea Dye distress ink
Enjoy your frame- you can also put some photo inside if you wish so

And here are  one more example made  by me with the same tutorial - Vintage frame
I hope you do love this tutorial- it's frugal and easy to do and never fail


Terri Sproul said...

amazing project, thanks for your submission for the Robin's nest Design Team.

Elle said...

What an awesome book and even better tutorial! Love it!

Bearcrazyman said...

Very Cool Technique.
Thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

Very cool, this is awesome. Love it!

Judy Cantrell said...

Thanks for sharing your inspiring creative artwork!!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

Just followed a trail of interesting blogs and found your tutorial. This is really lovely! And, as you point out, frugal. I won't comment on the "easy" part until I try it!! TFS...

ForsakenSora said...

Thank you for sharing this awesome tutorial!

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