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Nautical Themed Shadow Box

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Make dad a shadow box with a nautical theme using maps and Mod Podge.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
Item #16288
Take the sting and mess out of working with hot glue guns. Our one-of-a-kind set of must-have tools will banish your hot glue woes! Set includes a mat, finger caps, tweezers, a paddle and a press wand. Created by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza.

$20.79

Mod Podge ® Professional Tool Set
Item #2295
This Mod Podge ® Professional Tool Set is essential for any decoupage crafter. The Brayer is used to smooth paper, fabric and other items onto a surface, providing the right amount of pressure to eliminate air bubbles and with no mess. The Squeegee is used to press paper, fabric and other items into hard-to-reach corners.

$8.29

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Parchment, 2 oz.
Item #450
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Brilliant Blue, 2 oz.
Item #641
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Mod Podge ® Satin, 8 oz.
Item #CS11272
Mod Podge ® Satin is a quick-drying all-in-one glue sealer and finish for decoupaging on any surface. Dries to a clear satin finish with a subtle sheen. Perfect for home decor projects. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase.

$7.29

Other Supplies
Shadow box
Map paper
Scissors
Foam paintbrush
Burlap fabric
Red ribbon
Seashells
Wood anchor
Detail paintbrush
Rope

Instructions

1. Remove the mat from the shadow box, trim the map 4” larger than the mat.  Using a foam paintbrush, apply Mod Podge to the mat and to the back of the map paper.  Position on to the mat.  Smooth the paper with a Mod Podge Brayer.  Allow to dry for 15 min.  Trim the inside of the mat and fold the paper edges to the backside of the mat.  Secure with Mod Podge.  Fold the paper on the outer edges to the backside and glue with Mod Podge.

2. Trim the burlap fabric to the size of the shadow box backing.  Coat the backing with fabric Mod Podge.  Position the fabric on the backing, smooth wrinkles with your fingers.  Allow to dry.

3. Hot glue two red ribbons and a collection of seashells to the mat.

4. Paint the anchor Brilliant Blue.  Using a detail paintbrush and Parchment, paint highlights to the anchor.  Hot glue the anchor to the center of the backing.

5. Re-assemble the frame and hot glue rope around the outer edge of the frame.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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