Shadow Box Shrines




Introduction: Shadow Box Shrines

About: Hi everyone! I'm a hardcore DIY'er, I've published 11 DIY books, just produced my own TV show called Make Your Mark for PBS/APT, I make YouTube videos every week and I'm buried under a mountain of craft sup...

Make shadow box shrines with post cards and dollar store frames!

Step 1: Watch the Short Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: You'll Need

Americana Acrylics in your favorite colors


Allure Dimensional Design Paint (or puff paint)

Hot glue and white glue

Dollar store frame

Craft knife

Copy of post-card or artwork



Paper flowers


Step 3: Make the Base

Take the frame apart

Cut your image the size of the frame cardboard

Mount image on the cardboard with white glue

Cut several strips of 1 1/2" wide cardboard

Cut a cardboard 1/2 circle the width of the mounted art

Hot glue the cardboard pieces together to create a frame around the image

*The 1/2 circle is the base

Step 4: Paint and Embellish

Paint the frame with Americana Acrylics in several bright colors

Add white glue and glitter to the corners of the frame

Paint scallops on the edges in contrasting colors

Use the Allure to add dimensional dots to all of the edges in different colors

Glue in paper flowers, jewelry and game pieces

Hot glue the glass to the face of the shrine

Dot more Allure around the edges of the glass

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    5 Discussions

    Mark Montano
    Mark Montano

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks so much Danger! I had fun making them....One day I'll only make shrines and live on the beach.....


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Mark! You make it look so easy and beautiful to boot! Love it love it love it! Can I go live with you on your beach, I'll be your assistant.

    One question; Where can I get the craft book?

    Mark Montano
    Mark Montano

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Hey Davis1722, Thanks for the comment! My craft books are available on or some are at Barnes and Noble.....There is one in particular you might like called The Vision Box Idea Book: