Thursday, October 16, 2014

October Shadow Box : How-To Tutorial

I have loved seeing all the great memories you capture with my shapes and fonts that I thought it should be time for me to share with you!
Shiri and I have been working on some October treats just for you! Below you will find the tutorial on how to make your own Halloween Shadow Boxes.

You can download this Halloween Quote in My Silhouette Store.

Here is a list of supplies you will need:

Shadow Frame
Your favorite Halloween Candy
Vinyl or Cardstock
Clear Glue Stick or glue pen (if using cardstock)
Halloween Quote from My Silhouette Store
Silhouette Machine

This time I don’t have pictured step-by-step instructions, but it’s pretty simple to follow along.

Step 1: In your Silhouette Studio open the Bubble, Bubble quote and size it to fit your glass frame.

Step 2: Cut out the quote on vinyl or card stock

Step 3a: If using Vinyl, remove letters from the mat using transfer paper. This will help you keep all the letters straight and easily move it to the glass.

Step 3b: If using cardstock use this awesome tip! (This is a neat trick that not everyone knows) when you are ready to place the letters on the glass, peel off the negative space and place it on the glass, just tape it down to hold in place. You can then use this as a stencil to place your letters inside so that they stay straight and evenly spaced!

**IMPORTANT: use a clear glue stick or glue pen when using cardstock so that you don’t get any unwanted marks.

Step 4: Once you have your letters on, place the glass back in your frame and fill your shadow box with whatever treat you choose!

VoilĂ ! You have a one-of-a-kind Halloween decoration that your kids will be jealous of!

You can do this with lots of my Halloween designs as well! You will find them all in My Silhouette Store (and don’t forget to search past years as well). Here is an example of another one we make with Zombie Hands!