Friday, 29 March 2013

7gypsies shadowbox insert...

I love shadow frames and compartmented curio boxes and pictures etc, but i find printers trays and shadowboxes to be quite costly...  however, in a couple of weeks, Calico crafts will have a lot of these 7 gypsies shaddowbox inserts available at a bargain price. I got one in advance to have a try with.

the cool thing is its simply backed with very stiff card (covered in some appropriate papers), so its cost effective. but also, it will obviously still go inside the shadowbox too (should also be a few of those coming to calico crafts at a cut price soon). if you like a change but cant afford a whole load of shadowboxes, then just make up some inserts in different themes and have one shadowbox to fit them in. change them around with the seasons or with your mood...
Although it looks cool as is and you could attach a hook or ribbon to hang it with, here it is WITH the shadow box.....
I uses a paper doily to add interest and texture to the insert... 
I stained it with coffee (as most of my paint is packed away... and then i rubbed treasure gold on to the raised bits... most of the papers are from the 7 gypsies trousseau collection



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