How to Light Up a Shadow Box & Get Unique Lighting Effects!

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Learn how to make a light up a shadow box with different kinds of LED lights! Some of my favorite papercraft projects are layered shadow boxes! I love the depth and detail we can create with just paper, don’t you? But to really level up a design, lights are the key. So I’ll show you how to make several ways to make a lighted shadow box. You can use my winter scene or make your own custom shadow box design!

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* Wood Shadow Box Frame, 9″x9″ –
* 65 lb Cardstock 12″ X 12″ –
* LED Fairy Lights –
* Battery Powered LED Light Strips -AND- AA Batteries –
* Vellum Paper – optional if you want to let the lights shine through more from the back
* A method to cut your cardstock — I used the amazing Cricut Maker 3, with the Fine-Point Blade but you can use any Maker or Explore
* Green StandardGrip Mat, 12″ x 12″ -OR-
* Blue LightGrip Mat, 12″ x 12″
* Brayer
* Scissors
* Coffee Filters
* Rubbing Alcohol
* Spatula
* Scraper
* Butcher Paper
* Metal Ruler
* TrueControl Knife -AND- Self-healing Mat
* Zots Clear Adhesive Dots, 3/8″ Diameter x 1/64″ Thick
* 1.18″ Double Sided White Foam Tape
* 3D .24″ Foam Dots
* Craft Glue
* Design #461 – My free SVG/PDF/DXF design files (available in my free resource library at )

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Introduction: PixelBytes (my child!)
Music: Cute by Bensound (licensed, royalty and copyright free)
Videography: Jennifer Marx on a Panasonic Lumix FZ-1000 DSLR 4K camera
Design: A Jennifer Maker original!

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