Sunday, 3 June 2018

Dare to dream, a shadowbox for PaperArtsy

Hello everyone,

Last Friday I was featured on the PaperArtsy blog with a shadowbox.

The topic (#10) was Paperdolls and as soon as I saw this I had this vision of a paper doll sitting on a flower. So here goes :

This box was in my stash for years. It is a wooden box with a glass window from Ikea. I have no idea why i bought it. lol I started with taking off the back and obscuring the glass which was not removable. I got round that by putting a piece of paper inside the box and a piece of grey board on the outside. 

I made a paper insert for my box because it was easier to use the stencil and model paste like this. When I was finished with it, it just slid into the box. 

I also stencilled on the outside. 

I gelli printed some paper to stamp my flowers on. I used an Ikea coaster and some bottle tops to add texture into the paint. 

After stamping, I cut them all out. I did stamp more in the end... 

I used Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic mixed with glazing fluid to add interest around the stencilling. 

To get rid of the ugly edge at the front (which was the back) I glued sari ribbon along it. 

And this is the finished project ! 

Love how it came out, loved making it.... 

I have used stamps and stencil by Kay Carley

Kay Carley's sets {EKC01} and {EKC08} 


Kay Carley's stencil  PS061

You'll find more information on the PaperArtsy site HERE. 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 


  1. Oh wauw. Dit is mooi. Leuk hoe je dat lint over de randen hebt gelijmd. Staat super.

  2. How completely wonderful! Jo x

  3. Great project and transformation love the step by step and beautiful flowers
    Carol x

  4. What a gorgeous project you've created here Corrie - I am in awe. Your original concept just grew and grew and grew until it was a flower in itself. Well done!!!