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2 Must See Shadowboxes Using DIY Paint

Well January has literally flown by! And that is okay with me, we are one step closer to Spring (wahooooo!!!).  This week, I’m wrapping up my showcase of DIY Paint in White Swan with a gorgeous little shadowbox made from mostly found objects, DIY Paint products and a bird (of course tee hee). The second shadowbox was made by my friend, and vendor at my store Jill from UpSadaisies.

A Sweet Little “Nest”

I started with a pile of boxes. I LOVE boxes – any kind, but especially cool little drawers.  I grab them whenever I see them, especially when they are ratty and beat up.  They make the BEST shadowboxes.  For this shadowbox in particular, the drawer on the left won out.  It is super solid and has a METAL bottom!  What??!! How cool is that?!


Next, I grabbed all of my stuff.  And boy oh boy do I have a lot of stuff! Dried flowers, little vintage bottles, letters and butterfly wings.  Bee hive parts and cameos, old metal pill bottles and buttons galore!!

I pick up ephemera and baubles everywhere! I love going to flea markets, thrift stores and antique malls.  Digging through tiny little bins is my favorite!


After toying around with what exactly I would use in my shadowbox, here is my final result.




I am in love!!!!!

Here are the products I used:

DIY Paint in White Swan, DIY Paint Crystal Clear Chandelier Liquid Patina, DIY Paint Dark and Decrepit Liquid Patina, RoyCycled Queen Bee Tissue, ReDesign by Prima Parisian Butterflies transfer, a dried flower, some vintage lace, letter tiles and a found baby vintage scale!!

What do you think?  Tell me in the comments below!

The Story of a Little Bird

Well, believe it or not, Jill had never made a shadowbox before! What?! (hers turned out so cute!)

She started with a really cool old drawer and this little found bird in a cage from a local thrift store.


Check out her finished piece!! Don’t you just love it?

Check out more of Jills work here.

Want to see the video of how we got these pieces started? Well you are in luck!! Check us out every Saturday morning at 9am CST on my Facebook business page, Morning Dew Creations.

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll see you next week, when my color of the month will be revealed for February!!!




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