Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Recently one of Francis' teachers became a grandmother, Miss Tracy has been very dear to us so I wanted to make something special for the baby. I decided to make a shadow box with her name in it.
The plan required going to Michaels to find the prefect frame. The easy part turned out to be not so easy. Originally I planned to buy six small shadow boxes to put each letter in, I couldn't find the package of three shadow boxes that I had seen in the past. So I looked at the rest of the selection which was large but lots of black frames, not real good for a baby, lots of frames that were not well put together. Finally I decided on a brushed antique nickel frame.
I had decided on the paper rather quickly. The paper I choose was pretty but not baby-ish, something that can be kept for years to come.
For the font I went with the Plantin School, the letters are classic. I made the letters with four layers, three layers cut with the shadow option and the top layer regular. The letters are cut at 4 inches, originally I cut a set of letters at 5 inches, what was I thinking, too big. Between layers 1-2, and 2-3 I used foam tape to gave them some definition.
After I assembled most of it I knew I wasted to add some bling, so I opted for pearls in each of the flower centers.