One great thing that has come out of the past pandemic year is that many, many companies have upped their game in online classes and shopping. Michaels stores started Zoom classes and they have been extremely popular, so they are ongoing. This Wednesday, July 14, 2021, I will be doing a class sharing how to create these shadowboxes–
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Fun, right? The best part is that this design is the FREE shape of the week in the Silhouette Design Store and the class is also FREE!
This project features the wood sheets from Silhouette. Or, use cardstock if you prefer. I’ll show you how to create depth in your project, give you a trick to get more wood colors on the wood sheets, share tips on cutting wood sheets and demonstrate multiple looks you can get using the same steps. You’ll have the option to add lights if you choose. Some experience cutting cardstock is helpful.
When is the class?
The live zoom class will be Wednesday, July 14 at 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time. (But keep reading for how to view it at another time).
How do I find the class?
To find out more about the class, visit the Michael’s website and click on Classes & Events at the upper right. At the top of the page, you’ll see a place to sign up for the online classes.
Scroll down until you see the photo of the shadowboxes. Click on that and you’ll see the option to request a booking. As I said, the class is free, but this just allows you to get in that day and get text message reminders about it.
What if I can’t make it then?
The class will be available the next day on the Michaels website and YouTube channel.
- On the website, go to that same page for Classes and Events. This time, scroll down to Past Classes By Category. The Silhouette classes are in the Technology category.
- On YouTube, go to the Michaels channel and scroll through the videos. This is a good way to do it because the materials are listed in the video description.
What materials do I need?
I’ve listed all the materials I used on the class description on the Michaels website. Basically, you need a shadowbox frame (or a regular one), cardstock or wood sheets, battery-operated lights (optional) and foam core board, pop dots or adhesive craft foam. There are some other optional materials that you can read about on the website.
Be sure to get a frame that works with your material. For example, the wood sheets are 8 1/2 x 11, so you wouldn’t use a 12 x 12 frame.
You can get a variety of looks by using different colors or materials. I found some really fun cardstocks at Michaels that look like wood and even have a texture like wood grain. You can see in the large shadowbox that I used one that’s white with textured gold for the trees. It reminds me of the aspen trees we have here in Utah.
What exactly are wood sheets?
I LOVE using wood sheets for so many projects! They are thin sheets of real wood with an adhesive backing. It’s basically wood veneer. Because they are real wood, a project like this looks like it’s inlaid wood. Even if you don’t use layers of them, they add a nice texture and natural look to any piece.
Are there other Silhouette classes?
Yes! There are LOTS of Silhouette classes available. You can view all past classes as described above. For example, recently Amy Robison did a class on using stencils and fabric spray paint for shirts. Any time Silhouette is sponsoring a class, the design used will the the free design of the week. (You are getting those each week, right?).
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