How to Make Nautical Shadow Box

This tutorial shows how to alter the $ store plastic shadow box to the Nautical Home Decoration art piece using Art Anthology stencils, paints and Colorations.

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How to Make Nautical Shadow Box
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Paint the outside of the box with Sandstone Stone Effects paint. Don't try to paint the whole piece as we are going to add much more layers.

Paint the outside of the box with Sandstone Stone Effects paint. Don't try to paint the whole piece as we are going to add much more layers.

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Paint the bottom half with Limeaid Velvet as shown over the Sandstone paint.

Paint the bottom half with Limeaid Velvet as shown over the Sandstone paint.

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3
Paint with Baby Blue Eyes Sorbet over the upper half as shown.

Paint with Baby Blue Eyes Sorbet over the upper half as shown.

4
Paint over the white spaces with Lagoon Velvet and Reef Velvet as shown. Try to make textures over the frame with paint and brushes.

Paint over the white spaces with Lagoon Velvet and Reef Velvet as shown. Try to make textures over the frame with paint and brushes.

5
Use Lagoon paint with Blocked stencil to add texture over the whole frame.

Use Lagoon paint with Blocked stencil to add texture over the whole frame.

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Use Reef and Baby Blue Eyes paints , mixed with 3D powder and 3d Balls to make the bottom texture.

Use Reef and Baby Blue Eyes paints , mixed with 3D powder and 3d Balls to make the bottom texture.

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Mist with Ink Spot and Siesta Key Colorations over the whole frame and let it dry.

Mist with Ink Spot and Siesta Key Colorations over the whole frame and let it dry.

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Add Black Leather Jacket paint over Take Flight stencil using the old blue monoprint as the basic cardstock. If you don't have any monoprints use some blue patterned cardstock.

Add Black Leather Jacket paint over Take Flight stencil using the old blue monoprint as the basic cardstock. If you don't have any monoprints use some blue patterned cardstock.

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Paint bare chipboards with Leaf Sorbet and Chocolate Sorbet paints. Glue the painted chipboards from the both sides of the frame.

Paint bare chipboards with Leaf Sorbet and Chocolate Sorbet paints. Glue the painted chipboards from the both sides of the frame.

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Insert the stencilled backgorund into the frame. Paint the smaller bare chipboards with Dazzle Sorbet paint and glue them inside and over the frame.

Insert the stencilled backgorund into the frame. Paint the smaller bare chipboards with Dazzle Sorbet paint and glue them inside and over the frame.

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This is how the inside of the frame looks when finished.

This is how the inside of the frame looks when finished.

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Close - up the to finished frame from the right side of the frame.

Close - up the to finished frame from the right side of the frame.

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The non painted white  inside frame gives the depth to the finished piece.

The non painted white inside frame gives the depth to the finished piece.

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Another side view of the finished frame.

Another side view of the finished frame.

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