Your Source for Creative Plastic Films.

Multi Layered Shadowbox

Project Description: Create your own shadowbox design with Grafix Clear Craft Plastic and Computer Grafix.

Designed by: Cat Kerr

Difficulty: Moderately Challenging


  • Grafix Clear Craft Plastic .020
  • Computer Grafix
  • Shadowbox Shrine
  • Tacky Glue
  • Black and White Gesso Marabu
  • Computer Image
  • Book Text
  • Scissors
  • Relief Paste by Marabu
  • Porcelain Paint (Cherry and Yellow) by Marabu
  • Number Rub-on
  • Awl
  • Assorted Brushes
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Water Cup
  • Paper Towels
  • Artist Paper by Somerset Studio
  • Wood spacer blocks
  • Gold Art Spray by Marabu
  • Crochet Trim and button
  • Dresden Trim in Black
  • White Sharpie

View Video

Steps to Make This:

  1. Assemble and glue shadowbox shrine.
  2. Paint outside and inside walls with black gesso.
  3. Print an image on to Computer Grafix film.
  4. Apply an image to an old book paper and trim. Be mindful of copyright images.
  5. Cut three pieces of Grafix Clear Craft Plastic Film. Two sizes to fit inside the shadow box and one to fit on top of the shadow box.
  6. Layer One: Draw a circle design on to a piece of paper and then use it as a guide to paint on with Relief paste and let dry.
  7. Add Porcelain paint to the center of the circle using a Popsicle stick.
  8. Then using a brush applies the same color in another area of the circle and finish by using a cosmetic sponge to apply a second color and then let dry.
  9. Layer Two: Add white Gesso to another layer of Clear Craft Plastic Film.
  10. Do not cover the entire sheet; you want to still be able to see what will be underneath it.
  11. Then scrape the white gesso with an awl.
  12. Lastly, add some number rub-on. Be mindful of where your image will be. Using a glue stick add your image to this layer.
  13. Layer Three: The cover, add Gold Art Spray to the border of this layer. You can use a sponge through a stencil as well as adding splatters in random spots and then let dry.
  14. Assemble your box by first gluing a decorative Artist Paper on the bottom layer.
  15. Then glue on Layer one. Glue wood spacers in the spots that will be covered up by the image and then glue Layer Two.
  16. Add crochet trim and button if desired.
  17. Lastly, glue Layer Three to the top.
  18. Finish by gluing black Dresden to the border as well as writing a title to your piece.
  • Grafix
  • Your Source for Creative Plastic Films
  • 5800 Pennsylvania Ave.
    Maple HeightsOhio 44137
  • Phone: 216-581-9050
  • Fax: 216-581-9041
Click for the BBB Business Review of this Plastics - Fabrics, Film, Sheets - Prod. in Cleveland OH
We do not sell direct to consumers.

Instead, our products are available through many
retailers, both in-store and online.

Keep the Inspiration Coming
Join our mailing list