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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Shadowbox Portrait

Here's another shadowbox card using the same template as in the last post. Stamps used are from Innovative Stamp Creations, as are the Tim Holtz chipboard flourishes, crackle paint and acrylic rectangle.

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Card when flat measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

I had some scrap paper left over from the last time I did the TechniqueJunkies Veined Marble technique. I think it was a grocery sack that caught the overspray, and that's what I used here. The inside of the oval and the card edges are inked with a sponge and Versafine black ink.
I had to adhere the brown kraft to a sturdier white cardstock panel for stability before putting the card together, and sponging the edges mentioned took care of any white edges showing.

I stamped the portrait in black Versafine ink on the white cardstock back panel, let it dry, then colored it in with Q-tips and Stampin' Up! chalks. I used a stencil brush to apply SU's Creamy Caramel around the edges of the panel.

For the acrylic rectangle, I stamped the word in black ink on a white scrap, then inked the side veil with SU's Tempting Turqouise and stamped it over the word for visual texture. I edged the panel with the black ink and a sponge. To apply the acrylic I laid it over the word panel, traced the border with pencil and trimmed it. I put a thin layer of Diamond Glaze over the word panel and pressed down till the air bubbles were gone and the coverage was smooth.

I applied Distress Crackle Paint in Broken China to the flourishes, cut a short leg off it and applied them as shown with Glue Lines. I used Glue Dots and foam dots to apply the flowers after putting matte black brads thru the centers.

Thanks for looking!


Manna said...

Brown grocery bag? You are a genius! Love the blue and brown combo!

Trudy said...

The detail in this shadowbox?--phenomenal, Nancy!

Digital said...

Very ingenious, Nancy. I appreciate these cards twice as much after I read the directions.
LOL, Mom