Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fun things with shadow boxes

The whole thing with shadow boxes is that you can mess up as many times as you want and start all over again from scratch. I wanted to do something funny, something we can laugh about when we look at it so I decided to do funny cut outs of us in different scenes. 

I scanned photographs,printed them on my printer and cut the faces out. (If you don't have a scanner or access to a computer you can use a copy machine. Make sure you use a simple photograph with good contrast.) Then I picked the colors that I wanted from the cardstock stack I purchased at Michaels. It's very hard to cut at first but it gets easier as you go. In one of the boxes, I made boxes to use as 3D buildings and also used a die cutter on the awning for one of the shadow boxes. I used tacky glue to put everything together. I didn't use an x-acto knife but you can use it if you are looking for a more polished look. 

color paper  (Cardstock Stack) 
scanner or copy machine
Die Cutter for the yellow awning
Tacky glue
1 tiny feather for the vase.


  1. i love the scrapbook ideas and the collage of objects, i love that stuff! I have to go to AC Moore and start my crafting =)

  2. little superman over the top
    what a great smile....luv the boats and water
    the little chef portrait in the back looks great
    and little gavin by the window, nice touch!

  3. What a GREAT idea!!! Awesome collage / colors!

  4. Those are sooo cute and fun! So creative!