Call 402-391-6225

Welcome to Mangelsen's... Everything That Inspires!

Family Silhouette Shadowbox


  • 12"x12" Black Scrapbook Paper
  • 12"x12" Solid Color Paper - We used Doodlebug Design's dotted paper
  • Diamond Glaze
  • 12"x12" Shadowbox Frame
  • Scissors & Pencil
  • Computer with photo editing software & printer
  • Optional: Vinyl Phrase and Scrapbook Embellishment


  1. Select a digital image of the person you'd like to capture. The best image is a side profile with a light background.
  2. In the photo editing software, size your image to fit an 8.5"x11" piece of paper. Increase the contrast of the picture to give you a clear edge of the head. Print.
  3. Trim your photo, being careful to capture the little details.
  4. Flip the photo cutout over and carefully trace onto the black scrapbook paper. Next, cut out the silhouette from the black scrapbook paper.
  5. Flip your new silhouette back over and adhere onto the center of the 12"x12" solid color paper using diamond glaze. Allow to dry.
  6. Place the completed silhouette into the frame.
  7. If you would like, embellish the outside of the glass using vinyl or scrapbook embellishment.
  8. Enjoy!