Magazine cut out shadow box mixed media project

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Hi everyone!

I finally did it! I have been wanting to do a mixed media project using a cut out face from a magazine, and it has been a while since I did a shadow box mixed media project. Here is the first up cycled shadow box project that I made a year ago:

My inspiration for this art project came from watching a video by Maremi Small Art in her YouTube channel, and I love how her project turned out.

The colour palette that inspired my project came from Pinterest (photo credits to the owner):

If you have already noticed, I did not use any stencil work to build my background to show you that it is possible to create a great art without the usual mixed media elements.


Materials


big tub of black gesso, opaque black gesso

Demco Black Gesso 1000mL


Ice Blue DECOART® DAZZLING METALLICS® PAINT, 2 OZ. – Michaels


Navy / Bleu Marine craft smart Matte Paint Peinture Mate 4 fl oz 118ml

Matte Paint by Craft Smart®, 4oz, Navy – Michaels


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artists loft® white gesso 16 oz from michaels canada, mixed media project white primer, can be used on a variety of porous surfaces, including canvas, wood, panels or paper

Artist Loft White Gesso

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The Crafter's Workshop White Gesso Matte Opaque 8 oz. (237 ml), White gesso for mixed media artists, beginner artist white gesso primer
The Crafters Workshop – Gesso – White – 8 Ounces – $10.44
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white acrylic paint from craft smart, Michaels, 16 oz acrylic paint

White Acrylic Paint by Craft Smart®, 16 oz – Michaels


Re-Design - Mould - Tillden Flourish
Re-Design – Mould – Tillden Flourish – $17.99
from: Scrapbook.com

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Scroll Leaves Cake Border Silicone – AliExpress*

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Prima - Amelia Rose Collection - Chipboard Stickers with Foil Accents
Prima – Amelia Rose Collection – Chipboard Stickers with Foil Accents – $4.74
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Alternative butterfly dies to what I was using in the video

Sizzix - Thinlits Die - Intricate Wings
Sizzix – Thinlits Die – Intricate Wings – $12.34
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CRAFT SMART® ACRYLIC PAINT 2 fl oz grey acrylic paint for mixed media project

Craft Smart Grey – Michaels


The Crafters Workshop - Modeling Paste - 8 Ounces
The Crafters Workshop – Modeling Paste – 8 Ounces – $8.54
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Pink Blast / Rose Vif craft smart Matte Paint Peinture Mate 4 fl oz 118 ml

Matte Craft Smart® Acrylic Paint Pink Blast, 4 oz – Michaels


warm white acrylic paint for mixed media projects

Craft Smart Vanilla acrylic paint – Michaels


baby blue acrylic paint for mixed media, Island Blue / Bleu de Iles, craft smart Acrylic Paint Peinture Acrylique Pintura Acrilica 2 fl oz / 59 ml

Craft Smart® Acrylic Paint Island Blue, 2 oz. – Michaels


Teal or mint green acrylic paint for mixed media art projects using craftsmart

Craft Smart Ocean Breeze acrylic paint – Michaels


Black / Noir / Negro craft smart Acrylic Paint Peinture Acrylique Pintura Acrilica 2fl oz / 59 ml

Craft Smart® Acrylic Paint Black – Michaels


Prima - Finnabair - Art Alchemy - Acrylic Paint - Metallique - Antique Rose
Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Acrylic Paint – Metallique – Antique Rose – $6.17
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Prima - Finnabair - Art Alchemy - Acrylic Paint - Metallique - Wild Fuchsia
Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Acrylic Paint – Metallique – Wild Fuchsia – $6.17
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Donation

Please consider donating to show your support for my work as a mixed media artist, so that I can continue creating beautiful art pieces such as this one. Thank you very much

$1.00


Corner Vintage Silicone Moulds – AliExpress*

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Suggested Adhesive for 3D elements

Prima - Finnabair - Art Basics - Heavy Body Gel - 8.5 Ounces
Prima – Finnabair – Art Basics – Heavy Body Gel – 8.5 Ounces – $14.24
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Alternative Die Cut Cardstock Pieces similar to the project’s colour scheme

( some of the products that I was using in the video were already discontinued )

Kaisercraft - Magenta Collection - Collectables - Die Cut Cardstock Pieces
Kaisercraft – Magenta Collection – Collectables – Die Cut Cardstock Pieces – $6.82
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vintage butterfly card stock, old rose ephemera

10 x 10 vintage pink cardstock – AliExpress*

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Prima - Fairy Belle Collection - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps
Prima – Fairy Belle Collection – Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps – $5.69
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preserved flowers for sale

Preserved Flowers (1) – AliExpress

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Alternative to the dollar store blue acrylic gems used in the video

BoBunny - Double Dot Designs Collection - Bling - Jewels - Blue Hues
BoBunny – Double Dot Designs Collection – Bling – Jewels – Blue Hues – $2.84
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Ranger Ink - Texture Paste - Transparent Gloss
Ranger Ink – Texture Paste – Transparent Gloss – $7.12
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Check out some of my latest creations:


I really loved how this turned out:


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