This is a tutorial on one of the projects I made for the ASC Supplies design team I’m on. I made a shadow box using the G45 Princess collection and a Cheezit box I got at the Dollar Tree. Yes, the Cheezits were delicious and since I’m a big “use what you have” and “don’t throw that away, I can make something out of it” kind of person I immediately started thinking of how I could use the box and incorporate it into my design team project.
The following is a list of supplies and tools I used for this project, most of which can be found over at ASC Supplies. The box size was 4.5″ x 5.5″, which was perfect for this project.
My Stash Supplies and Tools:
Acrylic paint – Orange, metalic red, and light yellow
Wood beads (for the feet)
Nuvo Glitter Drops – Summer Sunrise
Nuvo Crystal Drops – Buttermilk
Gold Washi Tape
Art Glitter Glue
Sissix Big Shot
Geli Print Plate
Step One: I opened the Cheezit box up and removed as much of the “glue” as I could.
Step Two: I took one of the 12″ x 12″ sheets of card stock and added Scor-Tape around the edges and then used my ATG gun to fill in the rest of the empty spots. Then I adhered it to the side of the box that has images and trimmed off the excess paper.
Step Three: I turned the box over to the side plain side and gave it one coat of Gesso.
Step Four: Once the Gesso was dry I took out my Geli Plate and added three different colors of acrylic paint, brayed out the paint and randomly applied to the side of the box I just covered in Gesso.
Step Five: The box was too wide to run through my die machine. So, I took the rectangle die I was originally going to use, placed it on the printed side of the box and outlined the center of the die with a pencil in the position I wanted the window to be.
Step Six: Then I took my metal ruler, cutting pad, and craft knife and cut out the window. I cut on the outside of the pencil lines to make sure the pencil would not be showing.
Step Seven: I selected some of the journal cards I wanted to use the images from on the inside of the box and fussy cut them out.
Step Eight: Next, I took some orange paper and cut it out to be 5 1/3″ wide by 3″ tall. I scored down the 5 1/3″ side of the paper at 1/2″ on each side. Then I cut the paper into 3/4″ strips; I ended up with four strips to use inside the box. I added Scor-Tape to the small 1/2″ tabs and added each strip to the inside of the box. The strips were used to hold each of the images that I fussy cut.
Step Nine: Once the strips were in place I used Scor-Tape and Hot Glue to secure the side flap and both ends of the box. Then I used Gold washi tape to cover each of the the side corners.
Step Ten: I cut out some strips of the printed paper and applied them to the sides and back of the box because I felt the painted sides just needed something. The side strips were cut down long enough to just go to the top of where the orange strips were and enough to cover the sides, but leave about 1/4″ portion of the paint to show. Then I started gluing the fussy cut images in place. I glued the tall one on the back strip, the smaller lady on the third strip back, and the two flower images to the second and first strip.
Step Eleven: I took a corner die and cut out four corners on gold paper. The die doesn’t fully cut out the image, so I had to cut around each corner, so I could use them on the front of the box.
Step Twelve: I glued each of the corners to the front of the box and let that dry. After the corners were dry I took four of the wood beads I had in my stash and hot glued them to the bottom of the box.
Step Thirteen: I took the 49 Market flowers and picked out the flowers, stems, and bamboo I wanted to use on the box and started adding them to the box. Here I also cut apart the bling and used them for accents.
Step Fourteen: Once I was satisfied about the placement of the flowers and bling I decided that I needed to add more flowers. I pulled out some of the 49 & Market Botanical Potpourri Snow flowers and added those as well. This is also where I added one of the decorative chipboard pieces to the top of the box with hot glue. Once that was cool I added two flowers and then added a line of Nuvo Drops. I also added Nuvo Drops in other areas of the box, because I just felt it needed that extra touch.
This box turned out gorgeous and I feel the pictures just do not do it justice. Here is a close up of the inside of the box.
You should see the projects that the current design team has come up with. They are an awesomely talented group of ladies. I am honored and humble to now be a part of the team. I’ve already created my first Pinterest board for ideas and have a pretty good idea of what will be my first project.
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