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I bought some shadow boxes in one of the craft fairs ages ago and as they were just hidden in my cabinet I almost forgot about it. Some months ago I saw a design on the internet that triggered my mind to pull out these shadow boxes and finally fill them.

The first box is a beach scene which was the actual trigger. I painted the background with watercolour, created the sand dunes through tearing paper, die cut shells, grass and birds from white card stock and just had to assemble it all. Easier said than done – you can spend hours rearranging the items.

Next I thought I wanted to create a little letter box scene. This shadow box is half the size of the first one. The background is again painted with watercolour. The branches with leaves, the grass, letterboxes and the birds are all die cuts. I painted them also with watercolour.

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For the last shadow box I didn’t really have a plan. I found a left over watercolour sheet in matching colours and noted that the creative words stamp just fitted perfectly into the cut out. So that part was quickly sorted. I took me a bit longer to finally decide on the embellishments. I really liked the white die cuts from the first box, so I settled for some more grass, shells and birds.

 

My favourite is definitely the beach scene.

Thanks for stopping by.

Regine

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