December 19, 2012

Fantasy Shadow Box by Tina Connolly

The very talented TINA CONNOLLY is with us today.  Check what she has done with our TWIDDLEYBITZ FSBS004  Fantasy Shadow Box.
It's amazing!

Tina shares her techniques for recreating: 

Box sides

       Start by constructing the base and sides of your Shadow Box, using a strong glue.  Allow to dry.
       Spray with your favourite mists.  Allow to dry. 
       Ink up a script stamp with Stazon ink, and stamp the outside of the box randomly. 
 Crop and adhere your photograph in the centre of the box.

Decorative frame (front of box)

       Spray both sides of the decorative frame using two or three colours of mists. 
 Allow to dry.
       On the front of the decorative frame, apply Gel Medium over a decorative stencil/mask.  
Allow to dry until tacky, then dust Perfect Pearls over it using a soft brush.   
The Perfect Pearls will adhere to the Gel Medium . 
 Allow to dry completely. 

       Rub the edges of the box and frame with Viva Décor Inka Gold.

Embellishing with FRA003 FANCY FRAME

       Cut the Twiddleybitz Fancy Frame as shown in the photograph:

I have included another photo to show how I arranged my chipboard pieces.

       Paint these pieces, allow to dry then ink with Versamark. Sprinkle embossing powder, I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sunrise Salmon Gold on the outer edges of some of the pieces and  another embossing powder; I used LSG Morning Glory Azure, to the remainder.  Melt embossing powder with a heat gun. 

Finishing Your Piece:

.       Adhere decorative frame to the shadow box, attach embossed pieces (cut from the Vintage Frame) as shown. 

   Attach metal charms or other embellishments using a strong glue such as Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.  I used a leaf charm and some wings from a broken necklace.  (To add colour to my leaf charm, I sprayed with a mist and when dry, sealed it with Dimensional Magic.)

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