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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.




League of Legends Poros and Braum Mock-up by The-Paper-Pony
League of Legends Poros and Braum Mock-up
This is a shadowbox requested of Poros and Braum from League of Legends. The requester also had a unique story that they we add into the box which is what all the words are at the top.

This one is going to be a lot of mini assembly and then will come together all at once. It's going to be adorable!
League of Legends Tyrant Swain Human Shadowbox by The-Paper-Pony
League of Legends Tyrant Swain Human Shadowbox
This is our League of Legends Tyrant Swain shadowbox that was requested. This one was difficult because of all the similar colors and that it begged for lots of layers even though the frame will only allow 6.

The gold pieces on Swain's armor are golden mirrorboard, and the feathers on his shoulders are made out of glitter. Since this one was so robust, we only used glitter on a few parts since we wanted to capture all the details. The background also took quite a bit of time to get completed. All in all, this was about an 8-10 hour (not counting design, color selection and cutting time).
League of Legends Ziggs Shadowbox by The-Paper-Pony
League of Legends Ziggs Shadowbox
This is another LoL request for the champion Ziggs. Our friend mentioned that he looks a lot like a recolored and supped up Stitch which we thought was great and pretty accurate.

As with all the LoL boxes, this one was a beast to create. His glasses are made from glitter, as well as pieces on his bomb. We really love the action in this pose!
Katara and Zuko Shadowbox by The-Paper-Pony
Katara and Zuko Shadowbox
Been doing several pairing lately. This is our shadowbox of Zuko and Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender. We were excited for this one because we think these two should have ended up together!

Katara's fire nation dress is made from red glitterboard. The gold accents are crafted from gold mirrorboard. The fire and water elements are made from glitter as well as the oval in the background. There is a lot going on in this box but we think it turned out awesome!

Going to be on The Grey Mare Show Tomorrow!

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 5, 2014, 11:12 PM

Hey guys!

Just a quick heads up that we're going to be on the Grey Mare Show tomorrow night at 8PM Pacific (11PM Eastern)

We will be contributing to a charity auction (a collaboration with :iconsilverslinger:) as well as discussing all kinds of arts and crafts.

We are auctioning off a one of a kind shadowbox (20" x 20") proceeds to benefit The Animal Allies Humane Society

Shadowbox Mockup - Adversary (20 x 20) by The-Paper-Pony

The auction has begun! Go here to bid! Remember that it all goes to charity! Bidding is at $300!:  TOGM Auction: SilverSlinger/PaperPony OOAK 19x19This thread is for bidding on the Silver Slinger / Paper Pony one of a kind masterpiece, 'Adversary', featuring Tirek battling Twilight. For a preview of what the final product will look like, see Shadowbox Mockup - Adversary (20 x 20)

The artwork itself is 19" x 19". The box makes it 20" x 20". This is a large, beautiful masterwork that showcases two beloved pony aritsans, Silver Slinger (doing metalwork on Twilight's armour, Tirek's nose ring, and more) and Paper Pony. The integration of metalwork and paperwork is both delicate and unique. NO ADDITIONAL COPIES OF THIS PIECE WILL EVER BE PRODUCED.
ALL BIDDING WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA PUBLIC COMMENTS IN THIS THREAD. To bid, simply respond to this thread with your bid! Each bid must be higher than the current high bid by at least $10.)
All funds collected will be donated to ANIMAL ALLIES HUMANE SOCIETY (

 :iconequestriaplush:, DustyKatt, :iconperler-pony: and :iconethepony: will be joining in on the festivities.

Follow the link below to the show once it goes live!

Commission Status




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:

1) Email Commission from P
Harry and Hermione and Harley Quinn
Harry and Hermione Shadowbox Mock up by The-Paper-Pony
Commission:  Harley Quinn Shadowbox Mock-up by The-Paper-Pony (COMPLETED)


Mock Up Completed:

2) Etsy User A
Ignite Me Book Cover

Sketch Completed:

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

2) :icontaharon:
2 OCs

In Development:

1) Etsy User AS
4 Habitat Boxes (X)

3) Etsy User Karen
8th Doctor

4) Etsy User N
Powerpuff Girls box

5) :iconacesleeves:
OC pony

6) :iconmunchforlunch:
Ghost box

7) Etsy User KK
Cadence and Twilight

8) Email User
Link boxes forever

9) :iconPete933:
2 OCs

10) :iconchuchurei:
Nightmare Rarity

11) Etsy PJ
4 Princesses

12) :iconanimatedmelchior:
Samurai Champloo

Christmas List:

1) Etsy User KH
Custom Wedding box

2) :iconmoonflower-lights:
11th Doctor and River Song

3) :iconjeweledfaith:
2 gifts

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? 

58 deviants said Tirek vs. Twilight
46 deviants said Twilight's castle and Mane 6
44 deviants said Unlocking Rainbow Power
21 deviants said Rainbow Rocks Band


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Maiko-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Its a stunning gallery you have here,my compliments!
The-Paper-Pony Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!
davidram53 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The-Paper-Pony Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
DashisMind Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your original style of art is very special.
Kuwabara99 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Got the Luna Nightmare Nights exlusive from the con,   got Tabitha to sign it  :D
The-Paper-Pony Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yay! So glad you were able to get her to sign it! Thanks for supporting us at the con and for finding on dA!
kasmui-long-wolf Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Hiii I love ur art I got princess cadance from you.I saw you at nightmare nights 2014 I was wearing my trixie lulamoon cosplay.
The-Paper-Pony Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
We totally remember you! Your cosplay was awesome! Thanks for finding us one here.
kasmui-long-wolf Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Thank u
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