Tuesday, September 4, 2012

DIY Shadow Box frame- (Giveaway)

Today I am sharing a little DIY trick over on My Craft Channel show, Everyday Creative with Liz Hicks. For this fun project we are using plaster cloth, some Graphic 45 papers and some goodies from Clearsnap.

I have always been a fan of plaster cloth for 3D arts but thought it would be fun to use on a paper crafting project. This is a cute little 6x6 shadow box I created using plaster cloth and a sneak material that you will see on the video. This shadow box is a little different from the one I created in the video, but some what the same. I gave the original to a sweet friend of mine which gave me a reason to create a new one!



You gotta love the depth of this little guy.


Here is a little close up of the depth with the stamp details (Graphic 45 stamps)


So make sure to check out this weeks giveaway featuring some wonderful products from Graphic 45 and Clearsnap... Here is what is being offered by both companies! (edited to add Graphic 45 picture).



I will be sharing another fun project tomorrow using this technique in a scrapbook/mixed media/art journaling way, so you will want to make sure to come back and check it out! Also Graphic 45 is sharing a beautiful shadow box on their blog today as well, make sure to swing by and show them some love too!.

Here is our winner from last week... Congrats Christine on winning the wonderful prizes from Creative Imaginations and Clearsnap!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

AND for THIS weeks Giveaway, follow the prompts in the widget below for your chance to win! REMEMBER there is both Clearsnap and Graphic 45 products in this giveaway! If the widget doesn't work, just hit refresh and it will show up :)
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you again for being a part of this fun web series... I keep thinking of so many fun techniques that I need to try and sit down and video. Hopefully after this series ends, I can spend some time taping again :)

Thanks again!

~Liz 

106 comments:

  1. I think I would find it useful for creative bases for my art dolls!

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  2. I love shadow boxes, no need to worry about how many embellishments you pile on!! lol....this is just beautiful

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  3. I have inherited some miniature books, dishes and other very tiny items from my Father, and would love to create a display with those items. Stamping/embossing into the semi wet canvas plaster will be great fun as well!

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  4. Thank you for such great techniques. I learn so much from this hops and the projects are amazing. I will look forward to your videos.

    Kim
    k1i2m3@cox,net

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  5. This is so beautiful, love the vintage distressed look of that plaster cloth! TFS

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  6. I love this! I think I could use this technique on a card or embellishment for the Steampunk group I joined. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  7. I think it might work on an ATC or similar. Love your shadowbox.

    Smiles~
    Marilyn

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  8. Love this new to me technique. Can't wait to try it.

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  9. Love this, will have to try it out. TFS

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  10. I have never seen plaster cloth before--it looks intriguing. I love the effect with the stamping.

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  11. I remember using plaster cloth to make a stepped pencil holder at school. Mixing this technique with my G45 papers & clear snap chalk inks would make a grown-up project for my craft room. Thanks for the reminder about this great product. Theresa

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  12. I cant wait to try this technique on my canvas.

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  13. Oh WOW, something new I haven't tried before - plaster cloth. Very unique shadow box and well done. Love the depth of the box and the small size. thanks for sharing.

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  14. Never seen or heard of plastic cloth...will be checking that out....love your ABC box....so creative...tfs

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  15. Love this unique finish. Will definitely have to try it out myself, & who doesn't love 3D butterflies.

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  16. I love this technique. I think it would be a really cool way to add texture to the front of a cheap notebook. Definitely need the inks to go with it. Thanks for the video.

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  17. This would be a fantastic way to add texture to paper mache forms, which I alter quite a bit. Love your blog and tutorial.

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  18. Great idea , great texture and depth!

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  19. this is a great idea. I've never done anything like it before. I really want to do it to canvas like you did.

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  20. I love the texture and the grungy vintage feel of this piece is awesome. thanks for sharing

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  21. Wow I've never heard of plaster cloth before but I can see how much fun it would be to play with in order to add texture and depth to any project..my next question would be 'where could I get some?' LOL

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    1. You can find it in the mold and casting aisle of your local craft store. I found mine at Hobby Lobby where you find molds for casting. It is a ton of fun!

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  22. Awesome project! I have never heard of plaster cloth before I cant wait to get my hands on some and see what I can do with it. I am new to art journaling and altered canvases so this will be a fun way to challenge myself! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  23. This is so cool,and loved the texture! I love altered projects and would love to try out this technique in future projects!

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  24. This technique and instructional video were a great way for me to learn something new this morning. I have a few frames that I had set aside with the intent to create some paper crafting multi-textural art once I found the right inspiration. And this is it! Thank you, Liz, for the fabulous teaching and inspiring ideas!

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    1. I would love to see picture of how you used this technique! If you have a chance to share, that would be awesome!

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  25. oh no! Now I have something new to learn! Amazing transformatin!

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  26. Love the plaster cloth, first time I've ever seen that! Would be fun to use to dress up a plain wood desk set - file tray, pencil cup, etc.

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  27. I have never seen plaster cloth used before. In fact, I've never heard of it. Awesome project and great tutorial! I am thinking of doing a Ginger Jar shadow box. I have been trying to find Ginger jar art to go with my new Ginger Jar breadspread for my bedroom. I think I'll just make my own! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  28. I so love all the new altered projects I see. I think I need to overcome my anxitey and start trying some! Thanks of the great idea!

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  29. I would do this on a cover of a mini album!! Great Idea TFS!

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  30. I don't think my comment registered on the widget, but G45 sent me and it looks like I'll be a new stalker to your site. Thanks for the great video and I love anything G45!

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  31. Fabulous, love the effect and depth. I think this would look great on a box lid or as a journal cover. You could even do it inside a book cover.

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  32. Wow. This is really awesome. Thank you for sharing. Don't ya just love G45?

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  33. hello, woow everything is lovely!
    is in line for a prize: D
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  34. I have never used plaster cloth. I can see many uses in my mixed media canvases! Thanks for the demo.

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  35. Love this for building depth, can think of other ways to build up for my Mixed Media projects. Need some of that plaster cloth ASAP!

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  36. I have been watching all the shows on MCT. thanks for sharing this is terrific and love the depth thanks again
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  37. Thanks for a great project. Was not aware of plaster cloth and will definitely need to play with some. So clever to use foam bits to build up dimension on a frame. Both ideas are percolating around for altering cigar boxes.

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  38. Love the project. Thanks for sharing!

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  39. wow such great work.Thanks for sharing it!!

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  40. Oh how cool!! This could work if you wanted to make boxes, houses etc to hide your minis in. I've seen all kind of incredible things people do with paper. Now I can just use foam and plaster it:)

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  41. I love this project! I always wanted to try altering
    old book covers now I think I will! TFS

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  42. I love the Beautiful texture and the final turnout..Would like to give this a try on my love of collecting and altering cigar boxes...thanks for the new idea...love it.

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  43. AWESOME!! I just found your NEW episodes at My Craft Channel and I had to watch them ALL!! =) I LOVED your videos!! Can't wait to see more!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  44. I think it would be fun to try this technique in a larger size and maybe add in some of the other colors of Clearsnap sprays and inks for a holiday feel!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  45. What a neat technique and an awesome project. I think I would like to try it on the cigar boxes that I have been altering. It would bring the finished project to a whole new level!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  46. This is just what I was looking for. Thank you xx Michelle

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  47. So creative and lovely. I've never used these items, but may give the cloth a try. Thanks. So pretty.

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  48. Don't know why my name was not attached to my comment...so here I go again...

    You project was so creative and lovely. I've never used the plast cloth, but this makes me what to give it a try. Thanks. So pretty.

    Cathy Osborne

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  49. I love that shadow box Liz and can't wait to see more tomorrow and in the video!!! I can't believe I won. Do you still have my address or do I need to send it. I haven't used that paper yet but looking forward to it. I'm kind of scared of ruining it!!! hee-hee!

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  50. Please post ENABLER ALERT....lol! Can't wait to try this technique:)

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  51. I've never used the plaster cloth. I have to try this. I love the look, and you made it look so easy to do. Your video was great. I'm going back to view your older videos now! Thanks for the inspiration, and the opportunity to win some great goodies.

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  52. This would be wonderful for making fancy frames for photos or ATC collections! What a great look!

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  53. At the moment, I can't think of another way to use this stuff, but I'm sure, given a little time, I can come up with several ways.

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  54. This is a wonderfully made project and a great idea. It will great to see if they remember why they collected what they did when they get older. It's a great story teller.

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  55. Wow! Beautiful frame and your tutorial is excellent....thanks so much for sharing!

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  56. I enjoyed the video and seeing new techniques and ideas! I look forward to trying it soon! ;-}
    Lynden
    http://aneleganttouch-lynden.blogspot.com
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/An-Elegant-Touch-/162889457132788

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  57. I have a small wooden box that I gave my husband years ago that I've reclaimed and said I want to redo- this may be a great technique to use on it.

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  58. Excellent tutorial & I'm hoping to try it! :). Love G45 & Clearsnap! Great products! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

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  59. This is a product I am not familiar with! I will have to get it and try it out!

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  60. Very cool! I have some special pieces that my boys have made for me at daycare and school that would suit this technique beautifully!

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  61. this is awesome! more supplies for my wishlist!

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  63. Okay, it helps to read the prompt before commenting! Enjoyed your tutorial and have some great ideas to "make it my own"! I'd use tissue paper instead of the casting stuff and then I'd put a fiber piece in the center!! Thanks!!

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  64. I am always so fascinated at people's talent. The use of different medias on your projects is wonderful. Ahh-to be so talented! Thanks for sharing. Blessings.

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  65. Love it! Thanks for the inspiration and the ideas!

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  66. I love the shadow box. The plaster cloth adds so much dimension and imagination to the box. It is fantastic. Also, thank you for the opportunity to win such great prizes.

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  67. That video was awesome and I absolutely loved the great effect she got with the foam and plaster supplies. This would be a great technique for mini frames as Christmas ornaments!

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  68. What an extraordinary frame - the textures and images are just amazing! Thank you so much for the inspiration and the chance to win such amazing prizes!
    Alison x

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  69. I love the texture in this project! Shadowboxes are one of my favorite things...will have to try this technique!

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  70. Several years back I used this plaster cloth to cover gourds for texture and also used it on bowling pin scarecrows. It was alot of fun to work with and gave great texture. But I really loved you shadow box frame. TFS.

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  71. The technique matches an aged piece of wood beautifully! Who would have guessed it was cloth!

    Thanks for helping with the giveaway. Have a blessed day!

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  72. Excellent tutorial. I just finished a shadow box myself, where I turned the small canvas around and used the inside as my foundation. I liked it a lot. But I loved your beveled edge even more. Next Time!!! perhaps when I work on my QUIET prompt!

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  73. Beautifull project: loved the use of this technique with this gorgeous Graphic 45 papers... such a delight!!!

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  74. Fab use for this plaster product. Timely as my son has just broken one wrist and fractured the other arm!! So there is another use for it - but a craft one I was thinking about was to cover polystyrene shapes such as wreaths at Christmas or even better Halloween time - great to leave it rough then - you have definitely set me thinking - great video!

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  75. i love anything butterfly so ... this fits the bill. plus it's a great way to use a new/diffferent medium!

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  76. Amazing work Liz love it! wonderful colors and design! thanks for the chance to win.....that gorgeous prizepack hugs Amy :)

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  77. I love shadow boxes-and I wouldn't have made one out of a canvas before! Thanks for the inspiration and idea!

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  78. I'd use this technique for adding layers and texture to altered art projects. Ty for the generous giveaway chance!

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  79. This is my first visit to your blog, but it won't be the last! What a fun technique, can't wait to try it! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  80. I have been thinking of doing a shadow box, i think this will spur me on to doing it, i love yours, I love butterflies so this is perfect for me!

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  81. I found some lovely shadowbox frames at HL for 50% off but I like this idea using canvas and foam even better. Will probably do both. THanks!

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  82. Fantastic project, Liz! Thank you for having this for us!

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  83. great project and great giveaway.
    Barbara Bird
    MdStrwbery@aol.com
    MdStrwbery.blogspot.com

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  84. I think the cut-out canvas idea gives me lots of possibilities...I also am interested in the plaster cloth, haven't used it before!

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  85. I think the cut-out canvas idea gives me lots of possibilities...I also am interested in the plaster cloth, haven't used it before!

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  86. I never thought about cutting out the center of the canvas. Will need to try that.

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  87. I loved this idea and your beautiful execution of it!!!

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  88. Really enjoyed your tutorial, it looks so easy and definately something I want to try. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Hugs Ali x

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  89. Love the idea of cutting out the center of the canvas --- will try it soon. Thanks for showing me the products you used, I had no idea that some of them existed. Val from IL.

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  90. Totally love the shadowbox you made! every detail is so lovely and i enjoyed the techniques you used, Thanks alot for the tutorial and sharing of inspiration!

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  91. Your projects are really inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

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