Life Is Too Short To Dance With Ugly Cowboys Shadowbox

Everyone’s definition of an Ugly Cowboy might be a bit different, but the bottom line is life is too short, do what makes you happy and don’t let anyone take away your creative spirit.  This 7gypsies black 12×12 shadowbox and insert were transformed with a Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Kit (Rusty Metal) and become the perfect frame for this Boots ‘n Saddle shadowbox.

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What you will need:

Tools:  Paper Cutter, Scissors, heat gun, glue (we recommend Beacon’s 3 in 1 Glue)

To get started paint your shadow box and insert following the full color instructions in the Naturally Aged Kit.  Here is a close up of the rusty metal technique.  Follow the simple instructions and finish with the heat gun to achieve the bubbled look.  We covered the inside, outside and the insert with just one kit.18991 Bare Metal Rusty Metal

18991 Naturally Aged Kit Rusty Metal

Step 1:  Start with a 12×12 of the Rust & Ivory French Linen Stripe and then choose the photos you will include in your shadowbox, use one or several, there are lots of spots in the insert perfect for vertical and horizontal photos.  Glue the photos onto the French linen stripe, lining them up with the shadow box insert.

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Step 2:  color in the chocolate and ivory feathers with assorted colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze.  It is like nail polish for crafts, just brush on the color where you like, shake it good to get all the mica blended – hint store them upside down to keep the mica at the top and easier to shake up.  Let your features dry.  Fussy cut them into their feather shapes and glue them into the bottom of your shadow box.

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Step 3:  fussy cut your favorite art pieces from the Boots ‘n Saddle on kraft – these are great to add here and there.

View More: by adding touches of rope in a lasso and also around the frame.  Create mini denim pennants that can be added to any of the squares and finally choose the right saying for your shadowbox, the Boots ‘n Saddle Sayings has lots of great ones to choose from.

CCP2895 Boots & Saddle Sayings on Ivory

You can transform any 7gypsies tray into a wide range of faux finishes see the entire selection here.

Happy Creating!!!!


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This blog is a compilation of inspiration from the Canvas Corp Brands family including Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels and 7Gypsies.