Babys first year shadowbox


PFG, Picture Framing God
Nov 2, 2001
Centennial, CO, USA
I made one of these for a customer and I liked it so much that I created a sample for the store. I used the FrameAmerica Boxers in white.I used a yellow alphamat as the box, the number which escapes me now. My favorite part is the mug with the stuffed elephant inside. Can't get much cuter than that.........the whole project measures 14x18 and would retail for around $350.

Thanks for indulging me as I am trying on my new camera for size. I needed to make sure it would translate from Irish.....and it does.....Thanks Dermot!

Now you are embarrassing me
…..what can I say!!!!….Super job
……and a Super person
It looks great Kathy but could you give some details of how you mounted all that material so that it doesn't move around? and even more can it be removed if it is wanted for future generations? I am amazed at the variety of materialand layers and methods that I'd have had to use . What did you do?
Sure Buddy, glad to elaborate. Most all of it was sewn to the matboard, including the little frame since it was fabric. The birth announcement was mounted to a piece of matboard to make it stable and then I made a pseudo easel back to prop it up which is glued in place. I cut a circle in the matboard where the mug sits to give it a bit of a rim to hold it in place, although I did glue that in place. But everything else was sewn(couched)in place.

Hope that helps, I'm never very good on 'splaining these things.

Thanks for all the compliments.

edit: The pacifier was sewn down too, you can't see that very well. Same with the baby brush, although I did use a dab of glue to keep it in place on the bottom.
I just did a box for a lady that got picked up today, I wish I'd taken a picture of that. It had a dress, rosary, birth announcement, shoes, picture and some of her hair from three months old. The hair creeped me out. I almost posted for suggestions but just sandwiched it in a mylar pouch and cut a mat with an opening to view it. It was creepy though......
You do really neat designs Kathy! Keep them coming, I'm selling your designs like hot-cakes...wink.
Kathy 'I am truly impresed .Both with the lay out and with the sewing. How long did it take to stitch the articles in place?
I noticed that some of it was layered fairly thick . I'll bet those quick attachment things might not do as nice a job. What do you think?
As to the glue some times you just don't have any real alteratives.and it is on a non pporus surface ,so it probaly will peel right off if need be.