Together Shadowbox

Together Shadowbox

Last month our older son was married to his sweetheart, so we were all together In Ohio for the occasion. His brother and sister were in the wedding party (best man and pianist/bridesmaid), so they were all looking sharp and enjoying the occasion. My very favorite photo from the weekend was a shot I took of the three of them the morning of the wedding. They are each so different, but their affection for one another was evident, and what warms a mom’s heart like that?

I picked up a 7 Gypsies shadow box on sale recently and realized it would be perfect for showcasing this picture.


I haven’t done a project like this, and I really had fun with it. The shadowbox was white, so I started by painting it (I used Tim Holtz Distress Paints by Ranger). Then I hunted through my 6 x 6 paper stash for colors that would work in the little boxes on the right. I had also picked up the wooden button (part of a set by Prima) and the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Alpha Parts on sale. So the whole thing came together pretty easily and inexpensively.

Here a few close-ups:




I really liked how the painted alpha parts ended up. I used the same Distress Paints on them and wiped paint off here and there to get a slightly distressed look after watching Tim do something similar on a video. Pretty cool!

I’m thinking there may be some grandparents who might like something like this come Christmas… But no promises!

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