Peek inside for a tiny little dancer shadowbox

Peek inside for a tiny little dancer shadowbox


I had so much fun making this altered art project featured at Gypsy Soul Lasercuts. After my massive undertaking of Kringle’s Toy Store, I wanted to tackle something a little less time consuming.

I think one thing that made the Tiny Dancer Shadowbox so much fun is that when I started I had no idea what the end result would be. I began by gathering the tiny pink dancer and the Mini House Shadowbox and let serendipity take its course.


Tutorial on How to Make the Tiny Dancer Altered Art Shadowbox

Begin by adhering decorative paper to what will be the interior sides of the Mini House Shadowbox 1.

Stamp clock and moon images onto the interior back of the box with embossing ink, apply Charred Gold Embossing Powder and heat set.


Cut a Filmstrip Mini Sheet so that it appears torn. Apply Charred Gold Embossing Powder to the filmstrip using embossing ink. Heat set. Then apply Verdigras Sparkle Embossing Powder using embossing ink and again heat set.


Assemble the Mini House Shadowbox using strong adhesive. Adhere decorative paper to the outside. Stamp a ticket onto paper. Distress with brown ink. Cut out, while leaving an edge to form a stand.


Ink the edges of the house with brown ink. Apply embossing ink and Charred Gold Embossing Powder to the corners, roof peak and roof edges. Heat set.


Glue the filmstrip, ticket and dancer inside the box. Add fringe ribbon to the roof line.


After you hang a star from the ceiling and add fringe ribbon to the roof line your Tiny Dancer Shadowbox is complete.


Great Stuff

Mini House Shadowbox 1

Filmstrip Mini Sheet

Emerald Creek Charred Gold Embossing Powder

Emerald Creek Verdigras Sparkle Embossing Powder

Embossing Ink

Tiny Dancer

Gold star

Rubber stamp of ticket

Black and brown ink

Fringe ribbon

Beacon Fabri-Tac


2 Responses »

  1. Charming! I love those retro cake decoration ballerinas! I have them in pink, blue and (only 2 left!) gold! Isn’t that sweeper fringe the best? I think I have it in every color made – and I always forget to use it! Thanks for reminding me … I think it needs to go in my next album – I have to dig it out and put it on my work table so I remember!
    I’ve never seen that film strip before – I think I need some of that! LOL And thanks for the embossing powders combination tips…they look fab.
    Love your little showpiece!

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