Sunday, October 19, 2014

Halloween Shadowbox

Today, I am sharing my first ever shadowbox.  The theme, as you can see, is Halloween.  I was inspired by a project on display in my local Michaels, although their's was twice this size.  It took me quite awhile, so I am glad I opted for a smaller size!

I started by adhering a piece of Graphic 45 "An Eerie Tale" paper as the background.  I gathered a variety of product using Jolee and Recollections stickers, Tim Holtz vials and charm, cheesecloth, an assortment of leaves and some fall floral picks which I cut apart to use for decorations.

   A view from the top

In the next two photos, you can see a bit of how I decorated the inside parts of the frame.

Microbeads were placed in two of the vials.  On the larger vial inside the box, I gave the outside of it a coating of Golden Acrylic Pearl Mica Flake to make it look like the contents overflowed.

As you can see, there is a lot going on here.  I am pleased with the results considering it is my first attempt at this.  The only thing I think I may have done differently is to use a black shadowbox instead of the white.

We have a beautiful, crisp fall day today after a couple of days of summerlike weather.  I am enjoying the fresh, clean air.  I hope the week ahead is a good one for you and thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. Wow Patty! What a spooktacular scene you created! Right down to the little bottles of mircobeads! This must have taken hours!

  2. Oh my, you simply rocked this gorgeous frame! It's so full of amazing details! I really love the cute spooks and all other elements that you've added!

  3. Very, very cool, my friend! You did an amazing job on this! All the detail is just wonderful. So much fun stuff to look at!

  4. So many spooky fun goodies! I love all the details! It's fabulous!

  5. Ohhh...what a delightful spooky shadow box filled with wonderful goodies, Patty! This project will be a yearly treasure for your Halloween decorating! Well it!!!

  6. Wauw cool shadowbox you have made i love the details work!

  7. Super cute - love all the detail you added to this. I have always wanted to try my hand at a shadow box-thanks for the inspiration Patty!