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 

Stencil Pal

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.



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!

It’s not a collaboration if we don’t offer up a chance for you to win some of these same supplies are designers are using. So follow the Rafflecopter for a chance to get yourself entered to win. Then visit our friends at Joy Clair for more ideas and giveaways as well!

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9 Comments on Mixed Media Mini Halloween Shadow Box

  1. Kathy E.
    August 19, 2019 at 9:23 am (6 months ago)

    I’m loving this shadow box…it’s one I’d really enjoy making! One of the Waffle Flower products I could get a lot of use out of is the Water Media Mat.
    duchick at gmail dot com

  2. Mary Holshouser
    August 19, 2019 at 10:11 am (6 months ago)

    The new Color Combos. Need to get my paper and
    inks organized. Love the idea of turning the picture
    frame around and using the back. Makes a great
    window box and frames can be very inexpensive.
    thanks for sharing a fun project.

  3. Denise Bryant
    August 19, 2019 at 11:45 am (6 months ago)

    Love the shadow box and the Trick or Treat stamp set! Excited to try the Metallix Gel too! Great collaboration project!

  4. Andre M.
    August 19, 2019 at 2:30 pm (6 months ago)

    Fab projects and a wonderful collaboration. Love the Joy Clair christmas range.

  5. trainwithmeghan
    August 19, 2019 at 3:57 pm (6 months ago)

    WOW WOW WOW! This is incredible! So fun for Halloween!

  6. trainwithmeghan
    August 19, 2019 at 3:59 pm (6 months ago)

    I think you mean favorite Joy Clair Products… I love that they do custom stamps for stamping on the back of your cards!

  7. Sue D
    August 19, 2019 at 9:27 pm (6 months ago)

    Spooky–love the bricks.

  8. Carla G Hundley
    August 20, 2019 at 12:31 am (6 months ago)

    Love the darling
    No Probllama Clear Stamps!
    Too cute.
    Carla from Utah

  9. Sharon Gullikson
    August 20, 2019 at 12:39 pm (6 months ago)

    WOW WOW WOW I LOVE THIS SCENE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The brick wall, the CARVED PUMPKIN!!!!!! It is just amazing. Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I really appreciate a great Halloween card!