Gated shadow box... This project I made a little while back now but felt it the perfect second project for my blog..
I have painted the outside of the box & the gates with dark blue acrylic paint, once dried I applied chipped sapphire and black soot to give it a little more depth to the colour.
I added pearl gems to the top, and tied jewellery chain around the bars.
I used a variety of Kaisercraft papers on the inside of the cubes from these collections
Art of life
Key to my life
On this day
The frames around the photos come from a Marion Smith 12x12 from the Motley collection
All of the clock faces come from a Kaisercraft background clock face stamp (£3.99)
I have left some plain, just black momento stamped on white card stock, for others I have distressed them with tattered rose.
The decorations for inside the cubes....
Top left, I have coloured over bright red gem hearts with a brown peel off marker.
Top middle, I have used our wooden cut out numbers and inked them with tattered rosé distress pad
Top right, click stamp, now you may notice here the bubble over the clock (the same in the middle cube and bottom left) the bubbles are the tops of googley eyes! Take the eye, and remove the base, taking out the eyes pupil, leaving just the dome.. Add a little pva to the rim and you've got incredibly cheap stock on domes!
Middle right, I have used an empty wire spool and just cut my paper to fit the spool, gluing on a heart bead to the backing paper to this cube and the bottom left is designed to look like book spines, so I scored the books, rounded out the spines and pipped them full of silicone before gluing in place, I know the photo is hard to see, but they have dried with a lovely bookcase spine effect :)
The added butterflies on the outside gates and the box have been coloured in with a dark brown peel off marker. (However the camera makes them look a little more purple than brown)
Besides that I've dotted a few bead end caps around, and added pearls to the centres.
The gated boxes are currently in stock in both stores, these are £19.49
If you can't make it in store, give us a call on 01502 218281 and we will post one to you
(FREE P&P!)All of the papers, gems, flowers, stamps etc.. Are currently in stock too!
Wholesale - These boxes and papers are all available through Jones Crafts