Hello, Deb here today to revisit some of my favourite chipboard pieces from Southern Ridge Trading Company for our current Your Favourites challenge. I used these three chipboard embellishments - Andorandak Chairs, Bushy Trees and Small Bird Mix - on my Memories of Summer plaque in July and so decided to reimagine them for the upcoming fall season by incorporating them into a fall shadow box.
I started with a Vignette Box by Tim Holtz and gave it a wash of white acrylic paint.
Ranger matte texture paste was colourized with Tea Stain and Gathered Twigs Distress stains and applied to the top and outer sides of the shadow box through Tim Holtz’s Burlap stencil.
I wasn’t real happy with the whiteness of the box against the texture paste, so ended up giving the outside and back a wash of Gathered Twigs Distress stain once the texture paste had dried. I also covered the exposed edges of the front and back of the shadow box with Tim Holtz’s Regions Beyond Design tape and sealed everything with satin varnish.
For the inside of the box, I chose two patterned papers from Recollections’ Blossoms and Bliss paper stack and did a second generation stamping with a script and flying bird stamps using Potting Soil Archival ink. As you will see in subsequent pictures I also ended up stamping Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Eldergrove stamp onto the background paper. The papers were then adhered to the inside of the box with Distress Matte Collage medium.
I gathered up my favourite chipboard pieces plus added a new favourite, Berry Branch, and coloured them all with acrylic paints. I stippled the paint onto the Berry Branch and Bushy Tree with a small stencil brush to simulate the dappled colours of the leaves as they change in the fall. All of the chipboard pieces were given a protective coating of the same satin varnish once the paint had dried.
The tree and bird were elevated on some black fun foam and glued into place and the berry branch was adhered to the outer frame of the shadow box (it’s underneath my Distress ink minis I was using to keep it in place as it dried!) I added some putka pod ‘pumpkins’ to the base of the shadow box just in front of the tree. You can see the Eldergrove stamp that I added to the background scrapbook paper in the photo above.
Leaves were die cut with Tim Holtz’s Tiny Tattered Florals die from some Distress ink stained cardstock scraps I had in my stash (I knew I was keeping all of those tiny pieces for a reason!)
The leaves were then scattered around the bottom of the shadow box and onto the putka pod pumpkins and glued into place.
The word FALL was assembled from Tim Holtz’s Alpha Dice. The dice were sanded and painted with Walnut Stain Distress paint and after the paint got slightly tacky, it was wiped away from the front of the dice. The four dice were then glued together.
Some flowers were die cut with the same Tiny Tattered Florals die from more Distress ink stained cardstock scraps for the top of the shadow box.
I added a strip of burlap around the Alpha Dice and applied them to the top of the shadow box. The Tattered Florals flowers and more fall leaves were scattered about on top.
The Andorandak chair was adhered to the front of the shadow box and four mini wooden spools from my stash, painted with Walnut Stain Distress paint, were added for feet.
My cozy blanket wrapped over the arm of the Andorandak chair was made from a piece of the baby wipe I used on this project to wipe up excess paints and stains. I just added some ‘plaid’ stripes with Distress markers and cut some fringes on the ends and voila, a blanket to wrap yourself up in on those crisp fall days!
Here are a few more closeups of the finished shadow box.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing how the shadow box came together and how I reimagined my favourite chipboard pieces for this project.
Southern Ridge Chipboard Supplies Used:
Other Supplies Used:
- Tim Holtz/Ranger Ink - Distress ink, Distress stain, Distress paint, Distress markers, Archival ink, Distress Collage medium, Ranger Matte Texture paste
- Tim Holtz/ Advantus - Vignette box, Alpha Dice, Regions Beyond Design tape
- Tim Holtz/ Stampers Anonymous - Burlap layering stencil
- Tim Holtz/Sizzix - Tiny Tattered Florals die
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies - Eldergrove stamp
- DecoArt - Americana acrylic paints, Satin varnish
- Michaels - Recollections Blossoms and Bliss paper stack, Script stamp
- Miscellaneous - burlap, black fun foam, scissors, paint brush, paper cutter, mini wooden spools, putka pods, adhesive
I hope that you will feel inspired to join in our challenge and show us your favourite chipboard, ink, embellishments or any other crafting supply that you love! Each month you have a chance to win 4 designs from the online store - chipboard.ca - a $20.00 (before tax) retail value of YOUR OWN CHOOSING! Thanks again for stopping by and happy creating!