Once the paint dried, I put the pieces together and inked them with
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen)
Wendy Vecchi's Archival Ink (Cornflower Blue)
Since the theme was a beach theme, I chose
Creative Imaginations papers designed by Christine Adolph.
It's an older design but very well loved.
The outside edges of the shadow box were covered with this scrapbook paper.
I found this paper design on Pinterest
and fell in love with it. Apparently it's from the late 1800's,
although I couldn't find the original source.
This was my inspiration paper for the entire shadow box design.
It was printed in the same size as the largest rectangle (4" x 6"),
inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink
and then added the 2 style stones, shells and sand.
The style stones start out pure white so that you can add any color you desire.
I've had these in my stash for years and decided to break them out for this design.
The shells are embossed into the stones so that you can add paint in the recesses
to bring out the design.
I used Viva Precious Metal Effects for Creative Imaginations
in the creases, wiped the excess off and then added more color with
Creative Imaginations Silks
The rectangle and smaller squares were covered with more CI Christine Adolph paper.
After adding bottles with sand and shells,
a postage stamp from Graphic 45 finished off this rectangle.
This adorable banner was cut from one of
Gina's Designs banner packages.
Love those banners!
They are chipboard so easily covered with
CI paper and a stripe from Graphic 45.
The *Memories* word was painted with blue acrylic
then a simple process for crackling followed by cream paint.
I hope you enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed making it.
Now I think I need one with a travel theme!