It’s a new week and that means we have something fun in store for you! We’re teaming back up (we have done this once prior and loved it) with our friends at Joy Clair for another Collaboration Week.
If you’re new to these here’s what that means….all week long we’ll share ideas and projects using both our two companies products. From cards, paper crafts and home decor and more we hope to inspire you to create with Joy Clair Stamps and ThermOWeb Products! We think it’s a brilliant idea!
And speaking of brilliant ideas…wait till you see this incredible Halloween Shadow Box from Joy Clair Trick or Treat stamps and our Metallix Gel!
Mixed Media Mini Halloween Shadow Box
Hi all, Wendy here with an early Halloween project to kick off the season. While the air is still muggy and the temperatures high, I can’t help but look to fall, my favorite season. I hope you enjoy this mini shadow box.
Mixed Media Mini Shadow Box Supplies:
Metallix – Black Ice and White Pearl
iCraft UltraBond Liquid Adhesive
Joy Clair Clear Stamps – Trick or Trick
Other Supplies: Wood box, cardstock, black ink, watercolor paints and/or colored pencils, chipboard, acrylic paints, brick stencil, scissors, Halloween die-cuts, and burlap.
MIXED MEDIA MINI HALLOWEEN SHADOW BOX
I started with a 5×5 inch plaque from the local discount store and turned it around backward to use the backside as a shadow box. Paint the inside of the shadow box white and the outside brown and black.
To create your night sky paint swatches of different colors over the entire inside of the shadow box using watercolors. Once the paint is completely dry, add a watered down layer of black watercolor paint and allow to dry. Repeat this process and before completely dry blot with a dry paper towel to reveal some of the colors.
Hint: Add a little gesso to your white acrylic paint to create a better base for your night sky.
Once the black paint is completely dry, splatter a bit of watered down white paint onto the night sky to give the appearance stars. Set aside the shadow box to dry.
Measure the inside of your shadow box and cut strips of chipboard to length. I cut my strips 1 1/2″ high. Glue the layers together and paint the top layer white.
Hint: I keep a fine tip container filled with slightly watered down Ultrabond Liquid Adhesive.
Mix a small amount of Black Ice Metallix and White Pearl Metallix to create a dark gray tone. Using your Stencil Pal and a brick stencil create a brick wall by stenciling onto the stack of chipboard strips. Using scissors, cut some of the bricks off the “wall” to create an old worn wall appearance.
Hint: Use a heat tool to dry the Metallix which will cause it to puff up. Once it puffs up, pat the bricks to create a craggy stone look.
Stamp your Halloween pumpkins using waterproof ink and watercolor the images.
Hint: Use colored pencils to add tone to the images once the watercolors dry.
Adhere a bit of moss at the bottom of the shadow box and using hot glue, add your brick wall, leaving some space behind the wall. Add in any Halloween die-cuts or stickers you want to use and then cover the frame of the shadow box with burlap. I used the burlap from the front side of the plaque.
Hint: Snip off some of the spider web stands to reveal more of the background.
Now you’re ready to start the season!
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