Today’s project is a perfect one to transition your home from winter to spring. I still have apples clinging to my tree in the backyard, and it has been a source of happiness all winter long to watch the birds come and hang out while they eat the apples. This rustic bark-edged shadow box project was a perfect habitat for this colorful cardinal!
- Wood Bark Edge Shadow Box
- Red Berry Spray with Brown Branches
- Winter Iced Branch Pick
- 5 inch STYROFOAM Disc
- Red Feathered Cardinal
- Preserved Green Moss Sheets
- Rainbow Snowflakes
- Studio 71 Mixing White Acrylic Paint
- Dictionary page, or other decorative paper of your choice
Begin by preparing your bark-edged shadowbox. I wanted to leave it as natural as I could. I adhered a vintage dictionary page to the back of the shadowbox, and left the rest of the shadowbox in the original state. You could choose to to stain or paint it, if you like.
Insert the cut pieces into the Styrofoam as desired.
While the paint is still wet, add “snow” to the white paint. The paint will dry, and stick the snow to the moss.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).