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Make Shadow Box Shrines with dollar store frames!
Make funky shrines with your favorite artwork and frames from the dollar store!

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  • How to make a shrine. Shadow Box Shrines - Step 1
    Step 1

    Americana Acrylics in your favorite colors
    Allure Dimensional Design Paint (or puff paint)
    Hot glue and white glue
    Dollar store frame
    Craft knife
    Copy of post-card or artwork
    Paper flowers

  • How to make a shrine. Shadow Box Shrines - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take the frame apart
    Cut your image the size of the frame cardboard
    Mount image on the cardboard with white glue
    Cut several strips of 1 1/2" wide cardboard
    Cut a cardboard 1/2 circle the width of the mounted art
    Hot glue the cardboard pieces together to create a frame around the image
    *The 1/2 circle is the base

  • Step 3

    Watch the short video tutorial right here:

  • How to make a shrine. Shadow Box Shrines - Step 4
    Step 4

    Paint the frame with Americana Acrylics in several bright colors
    Add white glue and glitter to the corners of the frame
    Paint scallops on the edges in contrasting colors
    Use the Allure to add dimensional dots to all of the edges in different colors
    Glue in paper flowers, jewelry and game pieces
    Hot glue the glass to the face of the shrine
    Dot more Allure around the edges of the glass

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