Saturday, September 7, 2013

Shadow Box

Happy Saturday.

I recently had a class with Frank García, from Prima. You can check out his blog here:  Haus of W.

His style is very romantic shabby chic, and it goes perfectly with the Prima products in general.  Even though I usually jump from style to style, and shabby chic is not the most frequent I use, I have to admit I really enjoyed the class.  Firstly, he explains very well and is very organized.  And the other thing, and the one I really enjoyed the most, is that I was able to learn techniques that I can use with other styles that I most commonly follow.  I love the way he made us achieve great dimension in the projects and the use of cords to keep paper in place.... Amazing.

Anyway, this page I made in his class, added some sort of my personal touch with tiny details, and waited for a great photo to use...   One of our friend's sister had a baby girl recently and I thought, this is it!

Before I show you the result, let me tell you I found these great shadow boxes at TJ Maxx.  Great design and perfect size.  I glued the layout in the middle (with hot glue to make sure it stays in place), and used thin chipboard to make two pieces to place at both sides of the layout to make it pop even more.

So, not only the layout has great dimension with flowers, pop up elements and so, but I also made the edges of the layout itself to be in 3D.

Since the shadow box is deep enough I could do this and have a great result.  This is going to be our gift for the happy parents.

Isn't it beautiful?  I think so too.

Tks for stopping by.  Have an imperfect happy weekend!


Pryn said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! The entire design is so full of wonderful texture! What a great find on the is beautiful!

Julie Short said...

What a beautiful clever and so keep worthy art piece you have created Myra!How happy you will make the recipients of your gift.

bello amanecer said...

Great job!! Good idea!! Thank you !!!