Hello, crafty friends and welcome to today’s Joggles blog post! Kim here with you today, sharing my last blog post for the Joggles team. I have had a wonderful time creating with the amazing products found in the Joggles store and so appreciate the team and Barbara’s outstanding attention to detail and generous spirit!
Well…as much as I don’t want to face reality, the truth is that the holidays are just around the corner so I thought that today’s project should focus on creating a fun shadow box using the Joggles shrines. This was a fun project and I can’t wait to display my finished piece on my decorated mantle. Let’s get started!
I created my shadow box using the small footed shrine, which measures 3” x 5”.
After building the walls of the shrine, and allowing the glue to fully dry, I covered all the pieces with gesso. While the gesso dried, I dug through my paper stash and found this great Santa image, which I cut to fit inside the box. I also cut out a small faux postage stamp from the paper.
Next, I painted the entire shrine with an off-white paint and colored the foot with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, using a blending tool.
Once the paint was dry, I glued the Santa piece to the back of the shrine and got to work on finding some other embellishments to put in my box. I created a paper tree, just by cutting green cardstock into a thin triangle and covering the tree with dots of Wendy Vecchi Enamel Accents. I also filled a tiny glass bottle with snowflake confetti. The snowflake confetti was also added inside the shrine (more on that later!) I used two of Wendy Vecchi’s mat mini hearts to sandwich a piece of string, which I used to hang the heart, covered with Stickles red glitter, from the roof of the shrine.
So…how did the confetti stay inside the shrine? Well, I used a sheet of heavy, transparent plastic to create a giant shaker box! I just cut a piece of packaging to the size of the shrine opening and heat embossed a sentiment to the front using white embossing powder. (Warning, the plastic will wrap and I had a heck of a time getting it straightened out so it’s probably best to either stamp with Archival Ink or use a heat resistant plastic.) I also used some Remnant Rubs to decorate the front of the plastic.
Once my pieces were glued to the inside of the shrine, I attached the plastic cover using heavy double-sided tape. I covered the seams with Tim Holtz tissue tape and attached a Frank Morrow metal star, which I painted black, to the corner. All that was left to do was attach my foot to the bottom of the shrine.
Liquitex Matt Medium or use Dina Wakley Gel Medium as an adhesive.