Sizzix Eileen Hull Shadow Box dies

I made this lovely framed piece recently for a Facebook live, so thought I’d share some instructions on making it.

I used the largest frame die from the Shadow Box #2 set for the frame, and cut it four times to make a square.

This frame measures 15.5cm x 15.5cm, so I cut a piece of kraft card that size for the backing, then added some pale aqua card to the front.

I then used a Tim Holtz stencil (THS004) to add some uneven stripes with Sizzix Texture paste. I then added some Prima Sparks acrylic paint on top, in a rainbow. For the rest of the background I did a little bit of stamping in brown ink (Tim Holtz Papillon and Studio Light Jenine’s Mindful Art Collection). Once the ink had dried I dry-brushed some gesso on the background.

To create a little ledge for the houses, I cut two strips of mat board and stuck them back to back, then covered with a piece of frayed burlap. I cut the houses from kraft card and backed them with some patterned paper and an old book page. I added them with foam pads to give a bit of dimension.

I then dry-brushed some gesso on the frame, on the front and sides, then added some Tim Holtz Crackle Texture paste with a spatula and set aside to dry.

Thanks for popping by today, I’ll list below the main products used.

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Sizzix Shadowbox Frames #1
Sizzix Shadowbox Frames #1
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Sizzix Shadowbox Frames #2
Sizzix Shadowbox Frames #2
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Sizzix Shadowbox Elements
Sizzix Shadowbox Elements
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Sizzix EH Crochet Mandala 3D Embossing folder
Sizzix EH Crochet Mandala 3D Embossing folder
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Sizzix Big Shot Switch Plus Electric die cutting machine white
Sizzix Big Shot Switch Plus Electric die cutting machine white
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Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting machine
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting machine
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Sizzix Big Shot Switch Plus Electric die cutting machine Tim Holtz Black
Sizzix Big Shot Switch Plus Electric die cutting machine Tim Holtz Black
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Sizzix Big Shot Switch Plus Electric die cutting machine cherry blossom
Sizzix Big Shot Switch Plus Electric die cutting machine cherry blossom
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Sizzix Effectz White Gesso Primer
Sizzix Effectz White Gesso Primer
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Ranger Tim Holtz Texture Crackle paste
Ranger Tim Holtz Texture Crackle paste
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