Fold the bottom strip over the top, back and forth creating the zig-zag paper spring. When it is the proper depth for your shadow box, add a glue dot to seal the end and cut the long remaining strips of paper off thus creating a little spring. In the Birds on a Wire shadow box I added 2 little spacers.
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What do I need to make a shadow box paper art?
Here is a shadow box made with white cardstock: And here is a shadow box made with pastel cardstock: You also need a way to cut your paper layers. You could use a knife, but I used a Cricut. I have the free templates for this shadow box paper art design in my free resource library (see the materials list below).
What is a shadow box?
A shadow box consists on multiple layers of paper cut designs in a frame that is lighted up by a LED strip placed on the back. The different layers compose a landscape that you can customize and you can add some special effects that will make it even more realistic!
How do you frame a shadow box?
You can frame your custom shadow box design in two ways 鈥?either put it in a store-bought frame, or use the box pattern in my template set to make a frame from cardstock. To use a display frame, just flip it over, take off the back, and set your custom shadow box inside face down.
How do you make paper cut-outs glow?
Basically, paper cut-outs are layered on each other in a box with a glass frame. A light source goes behind the cut outs, and makes each layer glow. Generally, the more layers, the cooler the effect! I’ll show how I made this shadow box, providing tips here and there.