Friday, 20 December 2013

Day 6 & 7: Christmas Shadowbox / Vintage Frame Decoration

The 12 days of Christmas has finally resumed again today after a couple of hectic days I am now back on track and ready to catch you up with two beautiful decorations to hang on your tree this Christmas.

Day 6: Christmas Shadowbox

Spare box from one of Tim Holtz' Configuration Box / any small box
Vintage Christmas Papers - brands such as Kaisercraft/Maja/ My Mind's Eye
Maya Road Chipboard Frames
Gold Paint
Stickles Glitter in Platinum
Tissue Tape
Christmas Decorations/Ephemera
Hand Drill

This decoration is a wonderful way to add some dimension to your decorations on the Christmas tree by building your own christmas scene in a box. You will firstly need to cut your papers to size to fit on the outside and inside of the box and then cover any edges with any brand of tissue tape.

Before you begin to build your christmas scene be sure to drill a small hole in the top of the box to be able to add some ribbon for hanging the decoration on the tree. I would recommend adhering all the embellishments on the inside with either glossy accents or a hot glue gun and once you are happy with what you have created simply add a Maya Road frame to finish it off.

Day 7: Vintage Frame Decoration


Ranger Inkessentials Memory Frames - see Craft Obsessions
Ranger Inkessentials Memory Frame Glass - see Craft Obsessions
Scraps of patterned paper
Small photo - on a Windows PC print your photos from Windows Live Photo Gallery using the contact sheet option.
Jewellery Embellishments

These decorations make wonderful gifts for friends or family to hang on their tree and also to capture a memory.
Simply cut a piece of scrap paper to the size of the memory glass and then begin to layer and collage different scraps of paper and the photo. Try not to add any thick layers as it may cause a problem when you place your collage inside the frame.

When you are happy with your collage, sandwich it between two pieces of memory glass and then slide into the metal memory frame. Add some ribbon and embellishments and your masterpiece is complete.

There is still time to make these wonderful decorations and don't miss Day 8 of the 12 Days of Christmas which I hope to post later this evening.


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