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How Do You Attach Items In Shadow Boxes?

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Shadow boxes creatively display treasured collections and memorabilia. After selecting keepsakes, you must contemplate the background and how the objects will be attached. Most prefabricated shadow boxes are primed with felt or Velcro. All that is needed is organization of the arrangement before inserting items for display. However, when inserting different types of backing, consider object specifics such as weight and material before gluing. Handcrafted backings include decorative papers and velvets to woods and foam core board. Smooth out vintage and valuable clothing such as an autographed sports jersey, rock concert shirt or confirmation dress to remove any creases or wrinkles. Place a piece of cardboard or foam core board under the shirt to give it shape before laying it onto a felt or velvet backing. Pin the item through the cardboard to a batting and fabric backing with decorative pins, which are found in craft and fabric stores. Fasten softer objects such as a graduation cap ... more
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