Friday, April 24, 2015

Mixed Media Wood Shadow Box (GDT Project for SaCrafters.com)

This is a small shadow box measuring 4 5/8 x 3 3/4 x 2 inches. Super cute and super small and a perfect project to complete in a day!! I love these type of projects! Don't get me wrong, there are those projects which takes forever and a month to complete and then there are those that you can sit down and complete in no time at all and have something adorable when you are finished! And this month (and next month) for my guest design team projects for SaCrafters, I have been given FIVE of these type of projects and I am luvin' every minute of it!! For this project I chose to keep the d├ęcor minimal so that the focus is centered in the middle of the "clock" area. Using a craft knife, I cut out the original clock hands at the bottom and used them inside the shadow box. Here is an original photo as seen on SaCrafters.com. Notice the hands at the bottom....those are what I removed to use inside...

 
I just wanted to show that something can always be altered and not use as its original design! I covered the inside and outside of the box with Prima paper from Jodi Lee's collection "Delight". This is a nicely sweet shabby pink design paper. I distressed the edges with the Prima distress tool and sewed around the edges of each of the pieces with my sewing machine. I chose to keep the outer perimeter of the shadow box visible, because I wanted to let the wood blend in with the project. I used the smallest word I had from SaCrafters that says "Hope" so that you could see it just inside the clock area. I placed the wooden clock hands from the box on top of the word. I used a few other pieces from SaCrafters to decorate this piece....those will be listed below the pictures. I used some Prima, Tim Holtz, Bead Landing gears, Wild Orchid Craft flowers and some chain (I needed to see a little bit of movement) on this project as well. I won't go into too much detail, because I will include the Start to finish tutorial on this project below. If you would like to see what else is available at SaCrafters.com, just click on the link to the right on my sidebar!






Youtube Video: http://youtu.be/BgSCnOHQEDw


Products Used from SaCrafters:
Wood Clock Shadow Box
Wood Sentiment Word "Hope"
Wood Hinges (small)
Wood Sentiment Word "Noted"
Wood "x" alphabet banner
Wood "o" alphabet banner
Wood Sentiments Honey Comb Blocks -12 pc

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