I went to Michaels a couple of week back and they had shadowboxes 3 packs on sale. I bought a pack and with the idea of switching my mason jar that I have with my Dream/accomplishment thingies. Today I finally got to work.
What you will need
– background paper of your choice
– acrylic paint of your choice
printed quote or saying the size you want it on your box
– paint brush
– drill bit I used -9/32 but you can use any size it will just mean either more or less holes.
– sanding paper or sanding bit
Take the back of your shadowbox out set aside, with background paper.
Now make sure you are holding both top and bottom of the point you want the hole and drill your first hole. Make sure to apply a bit of pressure not too much you do not want to crack or break the glass. Make sure hole is drilled all the way thru, now place bit just overlapping the first hole and repeat. Continue repeating until the hole is long and wide enough for what you intend to place inside.
After the hole is the desired length, switch to your sanding bit or sanding paper and thoroughly sand the top bottom and inside of the hole.
After you are satisfied with the smooth it wipe down the are and the glass with rubbing alcohol.
to the inside of the box the paper with the saying or quote.
Turn the box over and trace it with a sharpie.
Now remove the paper and color in the outline of the words. Let dry.
Step 7 (this is an up to you step)
Clean the sharpie from the front of the class.
Use the previously removed back as measurement for your background paper. Cut to size
Reassemble and enjoy.