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Shadowboxes

1) What is a shadowbox?

Our shadowboxes are cardstock layered into deep frames to create a 3-D image.

2) What materials do you use?

Cardstock paper (scrapbooking paper), adhesive foam dots, rubber cement, hobby knives/exacto knives, Silhouette Cameo and lots and lot of glitter.

3) Do you cut these by hand?

The short answer is no. We used to but like plushie makers use sewing machines, we have purchased a die-cutting machine to help us produce faster, more quality work.

4) I want to try building one of my own. Got any tips?

You are welcome to try building a shadowbox of your own. All we ask is that if you saw it here, to credit us for the idea. If you're looking for further instruction, you are more than welcome to sign up for one of our shadowbox classes (more details under the header "Shadowbox Classes")

5) Can you make a shadowbox of my OC?

Yes, we can. Please contact us through dA, Etsy, email or Twitter and give us either some reference photos or a detailed description of your OC plus any ideas on how you would like it (in our Sleepy version, filly version or some other way). We'll get back to you as soon as possible.

6) What if I want a design you've already done/something different that isn't my OC?

Contact us either through dA, Etsy, email or Twitter and send us a reference photo with a detailed description of what you want. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.

7) How long does it take you to respond?

It really depends on but it shouldn't take us longer than 5 days to respond to you. If we haven't by then, feel free to get back in touch with us (sometimes things slip through the cracks but we try our best to be thorough about these sort of things).

8) How will I know if I'm on your list?

We have a widget on the opposite column of this page that we keep accurately updated all the time. If your name/commission appears on it, then you are on our list.

9) How much is my shadowbox going to cost?

That's generally up to you. Our shadowboxes start at $45 (for a 12x12 frame) to $50 (for an 11x14 frame) and go up depending on what you want in the box. Keep in mind that the more detailed your request (i.e. characters with a lot of clothing or really detailed backgrounds) the more expensive it will be. For more details, check out our "Shadowbox Commission Info" above. We do our best to get you an accurate price as soon as possible but a lot of the projects need to be sketched up before we can determine a pricing amount. If this is something you're concerned about, please let us know up front and we'll try to work with you.

10) How long does it take for you to build my box?

That depends on our list. If we are going to a convention, the wait time is drastically longer but we'll let you know up front. Generally speaking, it shouldn't take longer than a month for custom work and two weeks for designs already created (unless we are swamped). However, a lot of this process depends on how quickly you approve the sketches for custom work and purchase the boxes.

11) But I want to get a shadowbox for "x event" which is only in a few weeks!

If you have an event coming up that you need a shadowbox by, we'll do our very best to get it to you in time. Let us know the date you need it by and we'll work our hardest to have it done before then.

12) What are the typical size frames you use?

Generally speaking, we put most things in a 12x12 frame. For taller things, like human characters, we will always suggest an 11x14. For fillies, we usually do 8x10s. There are larger or smaller frames available depending on what you want. If you want something else, please let us know when you contact us for more options.

13) How does custom commissions work?

When you contact us, we'll make sure we understand what you are asking. Afterwards, we will draw up a sketch of what you have asked for and get back to you. When you approved the sketch, we'll then start on a mock-up (which is a full color digital work) of your box. We'll contact you with that (which is exactly what you're shadowbox will look like minus the layers) at which point payment is due. After payment is received we will build your shadowbox. You have full control to alter things throughout the process.

14) Do your shadowboxes come with a frame?

Yes, they come ready to hang on the wall!

15) Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we ship everywhere in the US, Canada and internationally.

16) What happens if my shadowbox arrives broken?

If something happens to your box in the mail, please let us know and we'll work with you get it fixed.

Shadowboxes Classes

1) What is a shadowbox class?

A shadowbox class is the perfect way for you to get tips on how we make our shadowboxes and ask us your questions. When you sign up, we provide a kit with all the pieces of your pre-selected pony as well as a few sheets of tabs (this usually costs around $20-$25 plus shipping). Then on the date and time provided we all meet up online and build together. We'll answer all your questions while instructing you on how to build your pony.

2) When are shadowbox classes/how do I get updates?

We will update our dA journal with all the information on when the next shadowbox class will be occurring and what the subject matter will be. We'll also update on Twitter and Facebook about the class at that time.

In the next few weeks, we'll try to put out a schedule detailing dates and subject matter for the next few months.

3) I'm not very crafty. Can I still build one?

Yes! As long as you can follow instructions, you shouldn't have a problem building with us. Just make sure to pay attention to our difficulty rating system and select something with a lower difficultly rating if you are unsure about your skill level.

4) How much do they cost?

In our kit, we provide the cut out of your selected character and two sheets of tabs. These kits will range from $20-$25 (plus shipping) depending on the type of paper we use. You will be responsible for purchasing a shadowbox frame, hobby knife, rubber cement, background sheet of cardstock (if applicable) and additional tabs (if applicable).

5) How long do they take?

It depends on the material. Usually they take 2 hours but for more difficult classes, it could be up to 4. We'll let you know in our dA journal.

6) How does the class work?

When you sign up, we'll send you a kit in the mail. On the allotted night, we'll all meet up on JustinTV at the allotted time and begin building!

7) What if I'm missing something in my kit?

We ask in an email that you let us know when you receive your kit and to make sure all the pieces are included. However, if you can't tell, you can let us know at any time and we'll get your missing piece in the mail to you.

8) What if I can't make the class?

If you can't make the class, we'll arrange another way to instruct you should you feel you need the instruction. The stream is available about three days after the class. However, we strongly urge that you attend the class to get the fullest experience out of your purchase.

9) Are spaces limited?

Yes, at this time we are only allowing 20 slots for the class so sign up quickly when the announcement are made.

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Magica Madoka Kyoko Shadowbox Mock-up by The-Paper-Pony
Magica Madoka Kyoko Shadowbox Mock-up
This is another box made for the English voice actress. We wanted something serene and beautiful. This is a bit of a different style but we really like it!
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Sword Art Online Kirito Avatars Mock up by The-Paper-Pony
Sword Art Online Kirito Avatars Mock up
This is a mock up for our newest Sword Art Online shadowbox. We are big fans of the show and when we found out Kirito's English VA was coming to a con near us, we wanted to make him a gift!
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Babscon 2015 Exclusive: Part of the Plan Mock-up by The-Paper-Pony
Babscon 2015 Exclusive: Part of the Plan Mock-up
This is the mock up for our Babscon 2015 Exclusive shadowbox. We chose Twilight since Tara Strong is going to be attending and wanted to highlight her story arc for Season 4. We kept thinking about how she was trying to find her place but how she was caught in the middle between the two sister's Celestia and Luna. Even Twilight's name is in between the day and the night. This is why we chose the background, we wanted it to represent Celestia and Luna.

Can't wait to see this one in paper form!
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Patreon Account is LIVE!

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 4, 2015, 6:38 PM
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Hey guys!


We have some pretty exciting news that we want to share with you all. We have started a Patreon account: The Paper Pony’s Patreon 


For those of you that are unfamiliar, Patreon is a site where you can make monthly donations to artists, crafters, and creators, in exchange for various rewards offered by the creators.


For our purposes, we have a lot of different levels to choose from with plenty of chances to win fun things from us!



For $1, you’ll have access to a folder in our Dropbox with the pony screensavers seen on this site, as well as other vector art and works in progress.



For $5, you'll get random mailings of sketches. This could be a fun little doodle or maybe even a never before seen shadowbox design!  Plus early access when our custom commission slots are opened (early direct emails for notification).



For $10, you’ll get access into a livestream where you can request sketches. All sketches will be placed into a Patreon only folder for access!


The X-Acto Knife by The-Paper-PonyFor $20, you are getting a high res, digital piece of artwork monthly that you can use as a wallpaper AND free shipping on any orders for as long as you are a Patreon.




For $25, you’ll be entered into a monthly raffle to win an exclusive Patreon design. You can choose between the ones pictured below or new ones that will be coming out shortly of other fandoms!


If you decide that you must have those designs, for $50, you will be guaranteed a shadowbox for every 3 months you remain with us, meaning 4 shadowboxes a year, including any of the Patreons exclusives or any of the shadowboxes listed in our Etsy shop!

And, at $100,  Even bigger rewards are available.


As you can see, there are lots of options and even more goodies listed under the tiers, plus each tier has a super cute mascot. If you like our stuff, would like to get your name on our custom commission slots and get to see sneak peeks of our work, check out our Patreon site!

a href="www.patreon.com/ThePaperPony">The Paper Pony’s Patreon



11x14 Sword Art Online Kirito and Asuna Shadowbox by The-Paper-Pony
11x14 Sword Art Online Kirito and Asuna Shadowbox
Etsy listing: www.etsy.com/listing/213315577…

This was a request we got for Christmas and we were so stoked to be able to make these characters! We are both huge fans of this show and had been itching to make a shadowbox of Kirito and Asuna. Every detail shown here is made from cardstock paper.

We made sure to include every shading detail to capture their features. These really look like we snatched them from the show!

Asuna's red trim and silver bits are made with glitterstock, her dress is crafted with pearlescent white paper and her sword is done in glitter and mirrorboard.

Kirito's jacket is crafted with flat black, and two different kinds of textured black (one is pearlescent). His sword is done in black mirrorboard and white glitter.

We are so, so proud of this one!
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Patreon Account is LIVE!

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 4, 2015, 6:38 PM
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Hey guys!


We have some pretty exciting news that we want to share with you all. We have started a Patreon account: The Paper Pony’s Patreon 


For those of you that are unfamiliar, Patreon is a site where you can make monthly donations to artists, crafters, and creators, in exchange for various rewards offered by the creators.


For our purposes, we have a lot of different levels to choose from with plenty of chances to win fun things from us!



For $1, you’ll have access to a folder in our Dropbox with the pony screensavers seen on this site, as well as other vector art and works in progress.



For $5, you'll get random mailings of sketches. This could be a fun little doodle or maybe even a never before seen shadowbox design!  Plus early access when our custom commission slots are opened (early direct emails for notification).



For $10, you’ll get access into a livestream where you can request sketches. All sketches will be placed into a Patreon only folder for access!


The X-Acto Knife by The-Paper-PonyFor $20, you are getting a high res, digital piece of artwork monthly that you can use as a wallpaper AND free shipping on any orders for as long as you are a Patreon.




For $25, you’ll be entered into a monthly raffle to win an exclusive Patreon design. You can choose between the ones pictured below or new ones that will be coming out shortly of other fandoms!


If you decide that you must have those designs, for $50, you will be guaranteed a shadowbox for every 3 months you remain with us, meaning 4 shadowboxes a year, including any of the Patreons exclusives or any of the shadowboxes listed in our Etsy shop!

And, at $100,  Even bigger rewards are available.


As you can see, there are lots of options and even more goodies listed under the tiers, plus each tier has a super cute mascot. If you like our stuff, would like to get your name on our custom commission slots and get to see sneak peeks of our work, check out our Patreon site!

a href="www.patreon.com/ThePaperPony">The Paper Pony’s Patreon



Commission Status

:star:ALL CUSTOM COMMISSIONS ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:star:

:star:=Approved

Shipped:




Awaiting Shipment:

1) Email KP
Katara, Zuko/Katara
The Last Airbender: Katara Shadowbox by The-Paper-Pony
Gala Rarity
Zuko/Katara shadowbox
Avatar, the Last Airbender Katara and Zuko Mock Up by The-Paper-Pony





On My Table:




Purchased:

1) :icontaharon:
2 OCs



Mock Up Completed:




Sketch Completed:

1) :iconfoxchibi:
Dragon Shadowbox Commission: WIP Chaos Emporium shadowbox mockup by The-Paper-Pony :star:



In Development:

1) Etsy User AS
4 Habitat Boxes (X)

2) Etsy User Karen
8th Doctor

3) :iconacesleeves:
OC pony

4) :iconmunchforlunch:
Ghost box

5) Etsy User KK
Cadence and Twilight

6) Email User
Link boxes forever

7) :iconPete933:
2 OCs

8) :iconchuchurei:
Nightmare Rarity

9) Etsy PJ
4 Princesses

10) :iconanimatedmelchior:
Samurai Champloo

The Paper Pony and Silver Slinger are teaming up to do an epic 19" x 19" art piece for charity! Which design should we do? 

34%
61 deviants said Tirek vs. Twilight
28%
50 deviants said Twilight's castle and Mane 6
26%
46 deviants said Unlocking Rainbow Power
12%
22 deviants said Rainbow Rocks Band

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:icon7tails:
7tails Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
Sorry ahead of time ;p
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AnimaxiomArt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What fantastic paper art!
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mlpDreamer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Your skill is staggering and all your pieces are gorgeous. At some point I'm gonna have to pick up a piece from you.
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nitefyredragon Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merry Christmas!! I hope your Christmas is truly amazing!! :D
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Maiko-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Its a stunning gallery you have here,my compliments!
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The-Paper-Pony Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!
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davidram53 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOUR WORK IS AWESOME!
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The-Paper-Pony Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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DashisMind Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your original style of art is very special.
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Kuwabara99 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Got the Luna Nightmare Nights exlusive from the con,   got Tabitha to sign it  :D
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