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How to Create Mixed Media Wreath in a Shadow Box

Written by Sathya Kala


Hi Crafty Peeps, Christmas is nearing and all are gearing up with Christmas decorations and gift wrappings. Winter has set in, in this part of World and it adds up to the current festive mood.

For this month challenge theme ” Gold”, i have chosen a Mixed Media Wreath in a Shadow box. It could be a right make to pep up this season or to gift away to your near and dear ones. Its a perfect Home Decor and am sure this jazz up any living room bringing in lot of cheerful mood to this season.

PPS Products used in this project:

Flora craft Straw wreath 8″

PinkFresh December Days Foiled Woodgrain stickers 5×7″

Prima Marketing Mini Knobs

Prima Marketing Barn Stars

Little B Decorative Foiled Tape- Merry Christmas

TimHoltz Layered Stencil – Flourish

Memory And Scrapbooking Frame

Lets’s get started with the procedure.

I have chosen to decorate the base of the shadow box using the Prima Wild and Free Collection 12×12″ Cosmic Light Designer paper and to house the Wreath inside it.

Used the flourish stencil and Light paste to add decorative corners to the base. Then wrapped pip berries around the wreath. I have decided not to add the glass which comes with the shadow box, as this project is quite 3 Dimensional.

Next, made a small spherical shaker element to add to the middle of the wreath. Took deer family diecuts in kraft cardstock, gold heat embossed randomly. Took a round kraft diecut, using Versamark pen drew some trees, and snowbanks and white heat embossed it to mimic the snow laden background scene. Then added the deer diecuts and applied Prima light paste and sprinkled some ice shavings to mimic the ice. Added the Woodgrain foiled sticker centrally and sealed the shaker dome with adhesive.

Roughly marked the centre and placed the shaker dome to the shadow frame and wrapped around cheesecloth for added interest.

Now added the wreath to the shadow frame housing the shaker dome. I decided to leave the wreath in its natural straw color as it close to our challenge theme: Gold.

Took some burlap roses kraft and white and gold embossed them. Chosen few holiday greens diecut and colored them using Distress oxide : Iced Spruce, Peeled Paint.  Adhered them on them wreath using Hotglue gun  as shown in the picture.

Took Prima Barn star and Knobs, black gessoed it and added Golden wax form my stash. Added the knot, one centrally to the star and another to the kraft bow added near the floral cluster. Added randomly red punched dots to the floral clusters to mimic as holly berries.

Added Woodgrain foiled mini stars to the wreath and NOEL tag to the shadow frame.

As a final touch, added Prima art stones and Mini art stones mixed with 3D gel, randomly applied on the wreath to give a frosty mood of the season.

Hope you like this simple Mixed media project!

Shoot your queries, if any, in the comments section and i will answer to my best.

Happy Crafting!

Do join the Pretty Paper Studio Monthly Challenge through the following easy steps:
1. Create a project with the theme “Gold”
2. Upload your project photo to “December 2017 Challenge: Gold” Photo Album in the Pretty Paper Studio Facebook Group.
3. All entries are due by December 31, 2017.
4. Challenge winner will receive a prize pack worth AED50.
A winner will be announced only if we have THREE new submissions.
All projects submitted for the challenge must be NEW and created AFTER the challenge went live.


Products Required

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3M Company Scotch Book Tape, 1.83″X15yd

AED 25.00 excluding 5% VAT


Prima Marketing Finnabair Art Basics Gesso 8.0Z – Light Paste

AED 65.00 excluding 5% VAT


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