This shadow box features our original papercraft design of a humpback whale mother and calf silhouetted against the kelp forest, as seen through the window of an old-fashioned dive helmet.
There are six layers of cardstock in this design, layered with permanent foam adhesive to add depth. The bottom layer of the papercraft is held in place against the fabric backing of the shadow box using pins, so that the design can be removed and the frame reused. All paper used in this papercraft is acid- and lignin-free, ensuring that the design will not yellow or degrade for years to come.
The brown/honey frame measures 10 inches H x 10 inches W x 1.75 inches D and features a sawtooth hanger on the back for easy installation. The frame is constructed from all new materials, including MDF board with a wood grain veneer, and a fabric-covered backing inside the frame.
Our process of creation of this piece includes illustrating digitally, transforming the images into cut files, cutting all layers using an automatic cutting machine, and hand assembling the final piece.
This frame will include a separate paper with educational material about the conservation of the species depicted inside.