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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Spooky Shadow Box

     This is an inexpensive but fun project that uses us scraps of paper and odds and ends from your stash and the dollar store.

     I know shadow boxes seem to be waaay popular right now with Tim Holtz and other expensive options.  This box started life as a plain wooden box from the dollar store.  I painted it black using acrylic paints and added a little orange Luminere paint for highlights.  Each individual box is approximately 2" square.  I used scarps of Halloween paper for each box. Each square was distressed with black ink around the edges.

     The boxes were filled with mostly dollar store finds.  I just realized that I lost the spider from the top center box. The spider was from a plastic ring as were the bats in the bottom right corner.  The bones in the center boxes were one skeleton I chopped into pieces.  He came from a string of skeleton garland, again from the dollar store.  The center box has a Cricut cut tombstone left over from another project and some punched bats.  The top left corner has two little bottles tied with string and filled with glitter.  I also added a punched bat to one bottle.  These were from my stash and are one of the more expensive items in the box.  I paid a whopping 50 cents a bottle.  The top right corner has a Jolee sticker on a rosette again inexpensive and you can add just about anything to the rosette.  Now to continue my random box bouncing, we go to the bottom left box where I used a game piece that I altered with some ink and a stamp.  The last box is the center bottom box and that has a foam boo left over from a kindergarten room mom project, a few flowers from a huge bouquet and a dollar store pumpkin table tossers.

    Overall a way fun and definitely kewl project that just uses a little creativity and mostly stuff we have in our Halloween stash or from the dollar store.  --- I really need to find my spider, I hope he hasn't bitten anyone.


  1. I love this, I love this, I love this! I am SO itching to make one of these! Yours is incredible! What fantastic little goodies you tucked into all of the little cubby holes. Amazing job!

  2. I love that shadow box, that is awesome Mary Ann, What a wonderful job you did. Hugs Cathy

  3. Awesome job and great can be made for any season/holiday :)

  4. Very KEWL (your spelling! lol!) Luv all little details in this box. Find the spider, before it bites, would you??!! lol :-)

  5. Wow this is stunning, thanks for joining us at SND challenges

  6. WOW - that's amazing. It's perfect !!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Stamp-n-Doodle this week
    Doreen xx