I am making new stock for my Etsy store. Today I finished a shadow box that I particularly like. I call it “Make a Joyful Noise!” It is listed in my shop -ChristmasNotebook.
The paper I wanted to use for the back of the box wasn’t quite the right color, so I used some thinned acrylic paint to make the colors match the card I was using.
I used these three colors. A wet paper towel worked very well to spread the paint over the paper. First I spread some green, then I mixed the orange and the red and applied it.
I put Mod Podge and glitter on the paper for the outside of the box before I made the box. But I Mod Podged and glittered the inside after the box was made. Works either way.
After the box was made, I trimmed the inside with string pearls, then made a hanger from the same pearls. To cover the ends of the bead string inside the box, I use bead caps. These were old gold. I painted them to match the colors of the box and glittered them before gluing them inside the box.
I wanted to add a little banner that said “make a joyful noise,” so I sketched out one I liked, then cut it from the same paper I used to cover the outside of the box. I glittered both sides of the banner.
Front and back…
I enjoyed making this one. Lots of fun!