I'm sooooo excited to share that not only does Pink Persimmon have a new online store that is fabulous .... but they have started releasing some of the new images. I am so blessed to get to work with them and I can't wait to show all the new projects I've designed. THANK YOU Darcy and Judy!
Today I'm sharing a project designed using Christmas House. Hop over and check it out ... it comes with the cutest little carriage image as well. Today's post is a Holiday Shadow Box Home Decor project with a step by step tutorial for you.
CREATING THE SHADOW BOX
Trim cream cardstock 4 1/2" x 4 1/2". Score 1/4" and 1/2" from edge of each side as shown by dotted lines.
Trim each corner as shown above.
Fold along score lines as shown.
Adhere flaps together.
CREATING THE STAMPED PANEL
Next you need to stamp and paper piece the image panel to fit inside the shadow box window.
In the photo above I mask the stars with masking tape because I didn't want to stamp them in green and my stamp pad was so large that there was no way I could stamp the tree's green and stars yellow without over lapping. If you choose to use markers, then you can color them separately and stamp them at the same time.
Stamp Panel #1 with the image in green on cream cardstock 3 3/8" x 3 3/8".
Stamp the image again in brown and red on smaller pieces of cardstock, as shown above.
Stamp image on masking tape as well. I use Eclipse Masking Tape.
Trim mask and cover image on Panel #1 (the one with the green tree's).
Lightly and randomly apply brown ink to a script background stamp image. Another way to do is to apply the brown ink heavy then stamp it off on a piece of scrap paper then immediately stamp on Panel #1. It's not shown in the photo below ... but do the same thing to the "hill" as well.
Remove mask. I did this one for the tutorial quickly. I don't like how this one turned out, See the gap between the trees and brown ink??? It's way to big and would have re-done this one if I were using it. But you get the idea.
I actually forgot this step on mine so it's not in the photo above. Now would be a could time to ink the stars with gold ink and stamp on to Panel #1. Since I forgot I had to stamp mine separately, trim them and then adhere. Trust me you don't want to do it that way.
Trim the house and hill as shown.
Paper piece the 3. Use pop dots to layer the house and hill over Panel #1. Ink edges with brown ink. Use chalk or a Dove Blender Pen to color in Trees. The Dove Blender is great because you can use the ink you stamped the tree's with and because it's "water downed" with whatever they put in it ... it's a little lighter. Just pick up a little ink on the pen and rub in on. The sample below is with chalk. See how it doesn't match that well. I actually ended up re-doing it after I snapped that photo and used the Dove Blender on the sample at the top. I have Dove Blender Pen's for each color .... green, red, yellow, blue, pink, etc. LOVE them.
Mount Panel #1 on red patterned paper. Adhere inside shadow box.
Trim a piece of green patterned paper 6" x 6". Trim a window out of the center of the green panel. You want to be slightly smaller than the inside of the shadow box opening so that the cream doesn't show. The inside of your shadow box should be 4" x 4" ... so trim the window from the green patterned paper about 3 7/8" x 3 7/8". Ink the edges. Adhere the shadow box to the back of the green patterned paper. Wrap the top with cream ribbon. Use a border punch to create a decorative border from red patterned paper and adhere around outside of edge. Embellish. Stamp sentiment, trim and adhere.
The last step is to adhere the shadow box to one of those little wooden easels you can get at the local craft stores in the art section. You can see the feet of mine sticking out a little with the first photo. Looking at it now I think I need to go back and paint those feet cream.
Hope this little tutorial inspires you to create a little home decor project of your own!
You can check out all of my Pink Persimmon projects HERE.
Fab card & tutorial.
What a wonderful piece of art work Melisa - thanks for the tutorial too.
As always, your work is incredibly beautiful, and your tutorial is perfect! Paper Piecing is one of my favorite techniques! Miss you, dear friend - hope all is going well! Will drop you an email soon, and we will get caught up! Hugs...
Your art is inspiring and I love that your art and life is Christ based, it is the best way. But I have some mental blocks that are hindering my creativity. Will you please pray for me? My problem has more to do with following through with ideas. Thank you. Your art has inspired me and re-ignited my hope. Sincerely Valerie B
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