Mixed media Christmas shadow box
I don’t normally do any type of mixed media projects but when I saw this adorable shadow box at Michaels, with its laser-cut wooden layers, I knew I had to give it a try.
First, I painted the inside edges silver. There are lights inside, so I was careful to avoid painting over the bulbs.
I went with a very basic color scheme to keep things from getting too crazy looking since I am a newbie at mixed media. The trees first got a base coat of silver sparkle.
Then I used stencils I already owned and went to town on the trees, adding accents in a soft mint color.
Some sand-textured paste worked perfectly for creating my snow.
I waited until it dried to add Metallic Lustre on top to make it shine!
I painted the house pink first but didn’t like how jarring the color was so I sponged over it with white. I found that I kept changing things as I went along, and that was okay!
The stars out front really needed some sparkle, so I added some Glamour Dust in Ice Crystal. If you peek behind them, you’ll see the sparkly scrapbook paper I used as the background. I just cut it to size and slid it in the very back.
I turned the lights on and was quite pleased with how it turned out! I am by no means a mixed media artist but I did have a lot of fun trying out some new techniques and just going with the flow. I do think limiting the colors makes it easier when you first start out.
I already had a Christmas quote stamp on hand that I thought was appropriate for the house shadow box. I simply stamped it onto a wooden piece that I had painted white, then stuck it on the front.