Posted by / 5/13/2011 / 4 Comments /

Guest Post from Marci!

Hello!  I'm marci from Dreaming in Craft and It's Always Something.  I'm back today with a craft project!

I love to take pictures.  It's one of my favorite things to do.  I don't have many of my own photographs up in my house so I thought it would be fun to try out a new way to display my pictures.  Instead of just putting them in a frame I decided to make them 3D!  I really didn't know what I was doing but I got together supplies that I thought I would need and got to work.

I covered the back of a shadow box with white cardstock and then used Sticky Doos (little foam stickers you can find in the scrapbooking section at the craft store) to add the first layer.

I continued layering the pieces of the picture until I felt like it looked done.  I stacked the Sticky Doos on top of each other for the Capitol building to make it taller but it would also work to just have the bottom layer include the capitol building and layer with one set of Sticky Doos.  I did that for the Greetings part and it was much simpler.  If I make another photo shadow box I will probably do that to make it go a little quicker.  I think the layers could be a little taller to stand out more, too.  I was making it up as I went so I didn't even know what I was going to layer until I was doing it.  :-)

I planned on making layers for Texas and the artist's name at the top but when I got to this point I thought it looked finished so I left the rest flat.  I like that the bottom layer has something besides just the blue background.  

Now I have a fun picture to hang in my house!  From a distance it looks just like a regular photograph but when you get closer you see that's it's much more.  :-)

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  1. I really like how the picture turned out. Great Job!

  2. My wedding invites were created from vintage postcards from Tucson...I'm going to do this so I can finally find a nice way to showcase them! Thanks so much...

    We've posted a link to this on our site--stop on by!



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I'm Katie, the artist behind the blog Punk Projects. I love everything crafty, I drink tea all day long, I'm a bit of a nerd, and I usually have ink or paint on my hands.

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