Thursday, February 16, 2012

Shadow Box Picture Frame


Hello Everyone!

I didn't think I would be posting again so soon! I keep making changes to the blog as I go... I've go so much to learn! Any advice about blogging would be very appreciated :)

Today I'm going to be sharing with you a shadow box picture frame I made for a 1 month old baby boy. This past weekend we had the privilege of meeting him and celebrating his arrival with all of his friends and family. I really love how it turned out!




The frame is an 8x8 shadow box that was purchased at IKEA.  It's hard to see the etching on above picture because of the glare on the glass :(



The first thing I did was take the frame apart so that I could work with only the glass. I then cut the name out of vinyl using the Silhouette Cameo Cutter. Then I positioned the vinyl on top of the glass, ensuring that the vinyl around the letters where completely adhered to the glass and that it was level. Next, I took armour etching cream and flooded the exposed glass. Follow the instructions on the the bottle and rinse off the cream once your time is up. This technique can be used for so many projects!



Last thing I did was add the embellishments to the mat. The roses are from SVG Cuts Crush on you kit, I just scaled them down. The butterfly comes form SVG Shop. I simply cut out two butterflies one slightly larger than the other, inked the edges with a brown ink and glued them in the centre. I finished the butterfly by using glitter glue in its body and then folded up the wings to give it some dimension. Added some buttons, pearls and some twine and then put the frame back together again... and voila a beautiful personalized picture frame!

Hope you enjoyed this and thanks for stopping by!

Ilda :)