Monday, July 22, 2013

Wedding Shadow Box

Good morning everyone.  Today I have a photo shadow box that I created using a canvas mat that I purchased at AC Moore.  All I did was turn it over and use the back side instead of the  canvas side.  This is a photo of my daughter on her wedding day last September.

           To prep the 8 x 10 canvas, I applied 2 layers of Gesso to the inside portion of the canvas, allowing each layer to dry completely before applying the next layer.  This helps to stiffen the canvas. Next I painted the wooden area of the canvas frame with black paint.  Allow to dry completely.  I covered the staples on the canvas with some extra pieces of canvas along the outer edges.     To create the background, I tore several pieces of colored tissue paper, placing them randomly onto the canvas and then apply decoupage finish over each piece.  Wait for this to dry completely before going onto next step.  

     While I waited for everything to dry, I diecut all of my pieces - Grand Decorative Ovals One (photo mat), Nested Lacey Pennants ( banner),  Bitty Blossoms, Petite Ovals Large (photo)

     Once dried I placed the  matted photo onto canvas.  Next apply pearl strands using Scor-tape around edge of painted area.  I created the banner by stamping chosen letters from JustRite Curlz Font onto burlap pieces.  The burlap pieces are then attached to a piece of wire using glue lines.  Tiny pearls are placed between each letter.  The banner is then attached to canvas using Scor-tape.

             I applied metal corners using foam tape and then applied assembled Bitty Blossom flowers and decorative buttons randomly onto the canvas.  To finish off my project I added wedding bands with cake charm to the bottom of the canvas and adhered the metal word “Cherish” onto the bottom corner of the photo.

I actually did my first video tutorial for my project today.  You can check it out here:

Thanks for stopping in for a visit today.  I hope you have a great day!

Dies:  Spellbinders: Grand Decorative Ovals One, Nested Lacey Pennants, Bitty Blossoms, Petite Ovals Large
Stamps:  JustRite Papercraft – Curlz Font Alphabet
Paper:  DCWV Designer paper
Misc:  ProArt Gesso Canvas Primer, Delta CeramCoat Black Acrylic Paint, RoyalCoat Clear Decoupage Finish, Tissue Paper, 8 x 10 Canvas, Wedding Dress sticker, decorative buttons, Metal Embellishment (Cherish), burlap, strand of pearls