How to Position Images in Graphic 45 Staples Shadowbox

In this tutorial, I will share how to incorporate background images onto the Graphic 45 Window Shadowbox and ensure the images are aligned for a perfect project!

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How to Position Images in Graphic 45 Staples Shadowbox
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Unwrap your Graphic 45 Window Shadowbox...

Unwrap your Graphic 45 Window Shadowbox...

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Remove the 2 pieces of acrylic from the shadowbox.

Remove the 2 pieces of acrylic from the shadowbox.

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Peel off the protective plastic layer on each of the acrylic pieces.

Peel off the protective plastic layer on each of the acrylic pieces.

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Grab a 8 1/4" x 8 1/4" piece of paper or card stock. We are going to use this sheet to create a template, so you know exactly where to lay down your papers and images.

Grab a 8 1/4" x 8 1/4" piece of paper or card stock. We are going to use this sheet to create a template, so you know exactly where to lay down your papers and images.

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Place the paper into the window shadowbox, followed by both acrylic backings. Flip the shadowbox over.

Place the paper into the window shadowbox, followed by both acrylic backings. Flip the shadowbox over.

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Use a pencil to trace each square of the shadowbox as shown.

Use a pencil to trace each square of the shadowbox as shown.

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Remove the paper template from the shadowbox and draw an arrow in the center so you know which direction is UP (you want to create in the direction you traced for the best accuracy).

Remove the paper template from the shadowbox and draw an arrow in the center so you know which direction is UP (you want to create in the direction you traced for the best accuracy).

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Place 1 of the acrylic pieces over your template, then position your images on the lines like this...

Place 1 of the acrylic pieces over your template, then position your images on the lines like this...

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Finish positioning your images and papers. Then place the 2nd acrylic over the images and papers so they are "sandwiched" between both acrylic pieces.

Finish positioning your images and papers. Then place the 2nd acrylic over the images and papers so they are "sandwiched" between both acrylic pieces.

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Remove the paper template from behind and this is what we have!

Remove the paper template from behind and this is what we have!

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Carefully place into the window shadowbox as shown.

Carefully place into the window shadowbox as shown.

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... and you're ready to embellish!

... and you're ready to embellish!

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Your images appear to be floating in the window shadowbox. Very cool! ♥

Your images appear to be floating in the window shadowbox. Very cool! ♥

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