How to Make a Shadowbox Collage
Intermediate | 41 min 21 sec
Arrange and Assemble Shadow Box
Shadowboxes are a beautiful way to create a three-dimensional collage, displaying favorite memories or thematically capturing a moment in time. In this class, Courtney walks you through her system for creating a shadowbox using any objects or bits of ephemera you like. You will learn helpful tips on gathering objects, editing down the selection, creating a composition, and choosing the perfect glues and adhesives to keep everything in place. At the end of the process, you will have a thoughtful, signature masterpiece, ready to hang on your wall or give as a special gift.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Shadowbox frame
  • Paper for background (Courtney uses magazine pages - vintage paper - photos etc.)
  • 3D ephemera (Courtney uses natural objects like feathers - branches - etc.)
  • Tape (Courtney uses washi tape and double sided tape)
  • Double sided sticky dots
  • Tacky glue and craft glue stick
  • Stamps and ink pads (Courtney uses StazOn ink pads)
  • China marker
  • Scissors
  • Baby wipes
Learn how to:
  • Sort and select collage materials
  • Create a three-dimensional collage
  • Create a composition
  • Use glue dots, foam dots, and tacky glue
  • Stamp on glass and washi tape

What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow class on how to make a shadowbox collage
  • 4 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instruction by expert instructor Courtney Cerruti
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
223 users recommended this class to a friend
Barbara McQueen
information and instructions well presented and hints good. Going to try this with my 12 yr. old granddaughter .
More than 3 months ago
Frances D
A well-organized presentation. I have had an unused shadow box on my closet shelf for over two years now, but I’m feeling confident enough to take it down and have at it! Thank you.
More than 3 months ago
Victoria Weber
The class was very helpful and intuitive. You can create many memories with collected items and add them with a personal touch in a shadow box effect. The class is easy to understand and the different materials used gave way to creative ideas for future projects.
More than 3 months ago