Halloween Shadow Box Created by OMC Designer Whitney
Silhouette SD (12”x12” machine coming soon to Oh My Crafts!)
Shadow Box: 20”x20” from Ikea or buy Doodlebug : 12X12 SHADOW BOX from Oh My Crafts
Oh My Vinyl: Persimmon (3 sheets), Transfer Tape (3 sheets)
2 Sheets of 12”x24” Black OMC Bazzill Cardstock
Optional Embellishments: American Crafts : ZING! GLITTER EMBOSSING POWDER, MINI HALLOWEEN STAMP SET, Martha Stewart : ELEGANT WITCH CLEAR STAMP, EKSuccess : JOLEE'S BOUTIQUE DIMENSIONAL STICKERS - GLITTER SPIDER STICKERS
Step 1: Prepare Your Entire Image On Silhouette Studio
1. One of the great things about the Silhouette Machine is the ability to cut any font you have on your computer. For this project, I Google searched “Free Halloween Fonts” and installed the following fonts to my computer: Friday 13, FOO, Earwig Factory, Drips, Creeper, Bloodgutter, Badacid, Bones, Abaddon, and Trinigan. (Talk about gory names!)
2. Once you have installed a collection of spooky fonts, gather Halloween words and phrases. Here is a list of phrases I used:
A haunting we will go | Trick or Treat | Creepy | Toil and trouble, Boil and bubble | Enter if you dare | Very Scary | Eeek! | Fright Night | Ghosts & Goblins | Keep Out! | Beware | Happy Halloween | All hallow’s eve | Spooky | Boo | Haunt | Wicked | Bones | Thrills & Chills | Hocus Pocus | Wicked | Caution | October 31st
3. Type the phrases in spooky fonts using Silhouette Studio.
4. Enlarge the phrases you want to stand out and shrink other phrases.
5. Temporarily set the mat to 19” x19” so you know how big to make the phrases. Stretch, shorten, enlarge, and shrink the words to create a 19” square.
Step 2: Cut Vinyl.
1. When cutting a 19” square with the Silhouette, you will need to cut it in a few sections. I divided the 19” square into three 7”x19” strips.
2. Weed and apply transfer tape over the phrases (do not peel off the vinyl’s liner yet).
Step 3: Shadow Box
1. Prepare the shadow box.
a. Adhere black 12”x24” paper to the back board.
b. Clean the glass with window cleaner.
2. With scissors, cut out the phrases you want on the glass and set aside (keeping in mind their position).
3. Peel off liner from vinyl and apply phrases to black paper with transfer tape.
a. TIP: Leave the transfer tape on until the end. By doing this it will help you line up the pieces on the glass like a puzzle.
4. Place the glass over the black paper and apply the rest of the phrases onto the glass using the background as a guide to help line up the words.
Step 4: Embellish
1. Embellish with Halloween spider web stamps and spiders onto the black paper to fill any empty spaces.
Step 5: Hang up on the wall and enjoy!