WOW! New stamps and a shadow box

I spent this morning playing with the new WOW! stamps, combined with a Tim Holtz 6×6″ configurations box, and came up with this:

You should be able to see it in all its 3D gorgeousness at the Wow! stand at Hobbycrafts, NEC Birmingham, 22nd-25th March.

Here’s how I did it:
Prepare the configurations box. I removed two of the thinner sections to make the larger square recess. I then stuck down the remaining boxes with double sided tape to the base and sides. To fill in the gaps, I used acrylic modelling paste. Smooth it over with a damp fingertip or palette knife and clean off sides with a baby wipe. Allow to dry.

I then coated the box and lid with a couple of coats of gesso – only the surfaces that will be visible need to be covered. Allow to dry. I covered the lid with a layer of gold metallic acrylic paint, then a specialist crackle glaze before adding a layer of cream emulsion (allowing each layer to dry).

For the facing surfaces, I used a Versamark pad to ink up and then two layers of WOW! Metallic Brass embossing powder, heat setting between. For the insides, I stamped, embossed and cut card to size, sticking it in with double sided tape. Similarly, stamp and emboss the items, cutting them out with a narrow border.

Most of the items are supported on card posts made by coiling around a thin brush handle and gluing tight. Cut down the ends and fold back – trim as necessary.

Top left: stamped with WOW! Vintage Wallpaper in Pastel Pink, Chairs from WOW! Vintage 1928, and mirror/cameo from WOW! Simply Amazing in WOW! Primary Ebony and WOW! Metallic Brass. Top right: covered in WOW! Princess Pink embossing glitter, chandelier from WOW! Vintage 1928. Bottom right: WOW! Vintage Wallpaper in WOW! Pastel Pink, with crowns from WOW! Vintage 1928 in WOW! Metallic Brass. Bottom left: covered in plain white card, butterfly in WOW! Candy Floss from WOW! Simply Amazing, and Joy in WOW! Primary Ebony from WOW! Vintage 1928. The WOW! Embossing Powder shop is here.

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