Sunday, 3 November 2013

Paris Theme Shadowbox by Kim

Gina's Designs DT Project
Paris Shadowbox

Hello Everyone, Kim here, and today I want to share with you Gina's Paris Theme Shadowbox. I had so much fun with this piece! These themed shadowboxes are great because they are simple to put together and come with lots of fun embellishments to alter as well. These boxes would make great quick gifts to give for birthdays or any occasion.

You can see I have done this in a vintage style and kept the colours in neutral tones of white, cream, taupe and a bit of brown.

I have used the PaperHouse European Travel paper stack on this project, and also mixed it with some vintage music paper from my stash, they went well together and kept it in the vintage neutral tones I was after. Below here you can see I created a skirt for the dress form that comes with this kit, by accordion folding the music paper and attaching it with some vintage seam binding.

I also tore up some of the papers and music notes and distressed them to give an even more shabby vintage feel.

 I used a crackle medium on the outside of the shadowbox and on the top as well, then gave it a spray with Dark Chocolate Truffle from Lindy's Stamp Gang.

For the embellishments, I created this look by using the same spray from Lindys' and then using my Inka Gold I rubbed some of the Old Gold and Old Silver on top of the pieces, it gave them a lovely sheen.

 Here is another of the embellishments you get with the kit, a Fleur de Lis, with the same treatment as the other pieces, I attached a metal key from my stash with some Wild Orchid Craft flowers.

I hope you like my project, it was a blast making it! Thanks for stopping by the blog today, and don't forget to check out Gina's Shop for these themed shadowboxes they come in lots of different styles!

Items used from Gina's

Other items used
Paperhouse European Travel Paper Stack
ButterBeeScraps Metal Piece
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays
Vintage Laces and Seam Binding from my Stash
Vintage Music Paper from my Stash
Metal Key, Crown and Scissors from my Stash

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