11 November 2011

Making a Photo Shadowbox

Photo Shadow Box

Seriously. How cute is this? SO. CUTE!

I was inspired by this one:

 Want to make one? It's pretty easy! I got the 12x12 shadow box frame at Target. I think it was like $10 or something. We got it the same trip that we went to buy Mimi her new fancy underpants. Fancy Pants. Literally! And the checkout girl, who is like 15, says to me (not Mimi), all casual, "Just buying some new underpants, huh." And I just found this hilarious. Let's make some small talk! About Minnie Mouse underpants! It makes me want to go buy weird things and see what she says. "Just buying some adding machine tape, huh."

Anyway, back to the project. I picked out 36 digital photos and used Photoshop to size them into 1-1/4" circles. I chose all photos of our family and friends, which actually took a little concentration, since my natural instinct is apparently to just fill out the whole frame with baby pictures of the girls. I also went ahead and changed all the photos to sepia (although it just looks black and white in my pictures, I guess it is kind of a black and white sepia).

Photo Shadow Box

{Junior Mints: best candy ever.}

Then I sort of eyeballed the layout, using a 1-1/2" border.

Photo Shadow Box

I did this while drinking coffee and eating junior mints. Sooooo they didn't exactly turn out straight the first time. At least it wasn't Bailey's and junior mints, right? The point is, a good time was had by all.

Photo Shadow Box

A couple close-ups so you can see how they stick up all dimensional and stuff. I think that really makes it look cool.

Photo Shadow Box

I hope I don't wake up in the morning and find all the dots laying in the bottom of the frame. I'll keep you posted.

Photo Shadow Box

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