Thursday, June 4, 2015

Remember Paris Altered Shadow Box

Hello everyone!  So glad to see you today. I have a fun little shadowbox project I made using my Silks Acrylic Glaze and Radiant Gel perfect paints from ColourArte, as well as these fabulous laser cut chipboard pieces from Gina's Designs.

My idea all started with this small wooden shadow box from my dollar store.  I bought several of these, so you may be seeing more of them in my projects in the future.   I had so much fun with this, so let's get started.

I made a video tutorial to show you how I put this all together.  I hope you enjoy it.


I have included a few closeups of some of the various sections.

Supplies used:

ColourArte Silks Acrylic Glaze:  Rustic Rose, Silver Bells, Kiwi, African Jade, Forest Green, Teal Zircon,  Apple Blossom, Black Ice, Honey Amber, Nutmeg
ColourArte Radiant Gels Dimensional Paint:  Emperor's Gold
Gina's Designs: Deco Lattice Panel 1, Bicycles, Miniatures Guy Thing (small cogs), Filigree Frames (heart), Curly Word - Remember
Wooden box (6" x 8-1/2") (Dollar Store)
Liquitex white gesso
Liquitex Blended Fibers
Golden Crackle Paste (on fence die cut)
Golden Light Molding Paste (outside of box frame)
DecoArt Clear Crackle Glaze (on lattice panel)
Sizzix dies: Fleur de Lis & Eiffel Tower, On the Fence die (Tim Holtz)
Sizzix embossing folder: Eiffel Tower & French Script Set (Tim Holtz)
Stripes stencil (Tim Holtz)
Beacon Quick Grip glue
Liquid Pearls Petal Pink (Ranger)
Black mat board and chipboard
Flower assortment
Flower Soft® Heather

I hope you enjoyed my project and video.  Please be sure to stop back by the ColourArte blog to see more projects from the team.  And check out these amazing paints while you are there.

Have a wonderful, creative weekend!!!



  1. Wow Barbara, this is truly amazing! I didn't even realize that was one of Gina's chippy bikes, it looks so 3 dimensional! Amazing work! Hugs, Kim 😀

    1. Thanks, Kim. Gina has so many choices it would be hard to choose, much less remember. LOL Thanks for your sweet comments! XO

  2. Barbara,
    Your Paris in the Springtime scene is gorgeous! And, your video was wonderful - with lots of awesome tips.