Mermaid Shadow Box (and a HOP!)

Anyone interested in a hop? I am super excited to be part of the collaboration hop between Rita Barakat and Style Tech Craft. After you check out my blog on how to upcycle a Dollar Tree Frame to a Summer Shadow box hop on over to Rita’s blog to see all the details on the hop.

Summer Vibes

I found a pretty bling shadowbox at the Dollar Tree and decided it would make the perfect Mermaid inspired decor piece.

The vinyl I choose are colors associated with water. I mixed in a rather plain one so the glitter is not overwhelming.

Next I used a wave ruler as a stencil.

After the waves were cut out, I laid them on the shadowbox back piece for alignment purposes.

Using a roll of transfer film, I carefully adhered the vinyl together.

Basically you lay the transfer sheet on the vinyl, remove the film protector from the piece you want to layer and lay it on top of the piece you want to cover.

Make sure to smooth it out between layers.

Once the vinyl is layered pop it back into the shadow box and cut your letters! I was so thrilled that it cut beautifully in my Scan-N-Cut! There are a few alphabet options on the machine. I cut two sets of letter in different colors. One was slightly larger than the other to create a shadow effect!

This silver is very cool! I had to use it on this project!

I just could not get over this holographic one either.

To lay out the letters I just eyeballed them and did not use transfer film. They adhered beautifully! I repeated with the silver.

Now for the stars of the show — MERMAIDS!

To achieve a lot of depth and dimension, I placed one mermaid on the backdrop with mixed media glue. I placed another using pop dots.

Once the first two mermaids were adhered, I popped the backdrop into the frame and added a mermaid to the front.

A little Stickles to finish it off.

Isn’t this a perfect piece for summer?

Now make sure to hop on over to Rita’s blog to join in the fun!

Hop List!

Rita
Betz Golden

Yolie Burke

Michelle Wells

Margie Higuchi

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

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Photo Shadow Box with Fuji Film and AC Moore

Nothing is more fun than a box of craft goodies full of surprises! AC Moore and Fuji Film teamed up with the Hello Lisa design team to create a Halloween Shadow Box. Each designer had to use only what was in the package mailed to us to create a shadow box. The focal point was a print of our choice by Fuji Film. Here is what I created with my box:

 This was such a fun project to create! I actually used two of the Fuji Film prints in my box. Here is a 1 minute and 15 second video of how you can create a similar box:

The hardest part was waiting for the paint to dry! I live in the southwest and normally it is very dry here, but we have gotten a lot of rain. The air is humid and everything is taking hours to dry — something I am not used too! This is a really cute statement piece that comes together in under an hour (paint drying time may take longer).

The photos were by far the easiest to cut out! I thought for sure I would get smudges all over them, but they stayed looking great!
If you did a shadow box with a picture as the focal point, what picture would you use? 
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Princess Mermaid Shadow Box Card with Rita Barakat and Technique Junkies Blog Hop

The Rita Barakat Designers are doing a blog hop! Each comment on one of our teams blog posts is another chance to win! Details can be found at https://wp.me/p47OIs-HA winner will be announced on Friday the 6th on the blog at RitaBarakat.com

Summer is in full swing in these parts and what better way to celebrate than with mermaids! I just adore the new line by Rita Barakat that is available at Technique Junkies! I had so much fun creating this shadow box card with the Clam Shell and Princess Mermaid! I like to keep the front of my shadow box cards simple because when it is open it is dramatic!

I used Glitter Paint by Plaid as the back drop to the simple sentiment on the front of the card.

 On the inside I colored the mermaid and clam with copic markers and placed pearls around the edge of the shadow box.

 I backed the mermaid with a glitter cardstock to make her shine. I also used my fingers to add a little glitter glue on her for some sparkle.

 For the clam I used copic markers to give him so personality.

Here are all the new stamps and don’t forget the 10% off coupon for my readers!TJ10Betz 

www.techniquejunkies.com/seagrass/
www.techniquejunkies.com/clamshell/
www.techniquejunkies.com/jellyfish/
www.techniquejunkies.com/floral-mermaid/
www.techniquejunkies.com/princess-mermaid/
www.techniquejunkies.com/tidepool/
www.techniquejunkies.com/sailing-ship-collage/
www.techniquejunkies.com/swirly-waves/
www.techniquejunkies.com/octopus-face/
www.techniquejunkies.com/attitude-giraffes/
www.techniquejunkies.com/seashell-borders-set-of-2/
www.techniquejunkies.com/kisses-the-shoreline/
www.techniquejunkies.com/flip-flops/
www.techniquejunkies.com/seashells-set-of-5/
www.techniquejunkies.com/play-like-a-pirate-set-of-7/
www.techniquejunkies.com/inside-out-patience-set-of-10/

Here is a short tutorial on how to make a shadow box! It is super easy and fun!
Here is another mermaid inspired one:
And here is a video on how to use Copics:

Now, Make sure you hop on through to the next blog!
YOU ARE HERE: Betz Golden https://scrappycafe.blogspot.com/…/princess-mermaid-shadow-…
Jenn DuBell – https://yvonnebijouxcrafts.blogspot.com/…/technique-junkies…
Karen Jiles- https://stampinakapalace.blogspot.com/…/technique-junkies-r…
Yolie Burke – http://www.justyolie.com/…/technique-junkies-rita-barakat-h…
Stephanie Eaton – http://inkedartist.com/?p=1971
*Guest designer Michelle Wells –https://histrulybeloved.blogspot.com
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Aged Shadow Box

Im over on the Rinea blog today sharing a sweet little shadow box I made. I used left overs scraps of foiled paper and the 3 D Rolled Star Die to create the center piece that I topped off with a Lisa Kettell Design head. The container is acutally a tin can I have stored flowers in for about a decade. I used one of the Prima paint systems to rust it up!

This project is quite stunning and came together relativly quickly! 
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Mardi Gras Display

I don’t know why I have such a thing for Mardi Gras — I’ve never been! Maybe it is because I like green and purple….oh and the masks! I have been wanting a cool display piece for sometime to showcase in my craft room and made this:

I wanted the mask to be the focal point of the piece, so I used foiled paper as well as flowers by Pedaloo. I have more details, a step by step tutorial and a video on how to make this on the Rinea Blog . Please make sure you check it out!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz