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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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Custom Shadowbox Announcement

Journal Entry: Tue May 26, 2015, 2:11 PM
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Hey everyone!

So we have some announcements today with customs. We've had lots of folks waiting on our custom list for a shamefully long time. We try to get to the customs when we can but con prep hasn't allowed us to do them nearly as fast as we used to. We remember the days when we could get customs turned around in a week. Now, it's months and months at a time and that isn't far to the requester, or to us. 

With that said, we are going to be dropping most of the customs on our list unless we contact you specifically. We hate to do this, especially since some of you have been waiting for a very long time for us but unfortunately, we must for our own health. Even with one of us working on the shadowboxes full time, there just aren't enough hours in the day to get everything that we want to get finished done.

We are really sorry.

That being said, when we do have time for customs (especially around the holidays), we will open up slots and choose from the requests we get. There will be announcement in advanced when that happens. 

You may always email, contact us on Etsy or note us, if you have a request and we'll do our best to answer you about whether we have time. We are more likely to take on projects that we are able to resell, so nothing too personal like OCs (but again, you are always welcome to ask). We are also less likely to take on pieces with strict time limits, especially during our convention season. 

Thanks so much for your understanding. This isn't something we wanted to do but something we felt like we had to do for ourselves.

We really appreciate each and every one of you guys.

-Amber and Brian of The Paper Pony

11x14 Equestria Girls Rainbow Dash Shadowbox by The-Paper-Pony
11x14 Equestria Girls Rainbow Dash Shadowbox
Etsy listing: www.etsy.com/listing/234124939…

After making EQG Sunset Shimmer, we have been anticipating going through the rest of the characters and crafting them out of paper. These boxes will be premiering at Everfree NW but will be available everywhere. 

Of course, we wanted to make Dash doing something awesome. Originally, we had EQG's eyes open but thought it was way cuter to have her laughing at her little filly self and decided to close them. We are really happy with the decision. Her skirt, cuffs, shirt and detail, and the lightening bolts behind her are crafted out of glitter. Her pants are made from black mirrorboard. 

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11x14 Equestria Girls Rarity and Filly Shadowbox by The-Paper-Pony
11x14 Equestria Girls Rarity and Filly Shadowbox
Etsy listing: www.etsy.com/listing/234124939…

After making EQG Sunset Shimmer, we have been anticipating going through the rest of the characters and crafting them out of paper. These boxes will be premiering at Everfree NW but will be available everywhere. 

We knew we had to have EQG Rarity helping out her pony self by giving her accessories! We decided to match them by giving them both a bracelet and the clip EQG Rarity wears in her hair! Her skirt, both hair clips and bracelets, EQG's belt and the diamonds in the background are all crafted out of glitter. Her shirt is made from subtle glitter.

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11x14 Equestria Girls Fluttershy Shadowbox by The-Paper-Pony
11x14 Equestria Girls Fluttershy Shadowbox
After making EQG Sunset Shimmer, we have been anticipating going through the rest of the characters and crafting them out of paper. These boxes will be premiering at Everfree NW but will be available everywhere. 

We feel like we reversed the poses for Pinkie and Fluttershy because Fluttershy looks like she is bouncing off the walls. Upon thinking about it, we thought it fit her character to get so excited about an animal so we thought this really fit her. What really does it for us is her little foot pop! Her skirt and details, the butterfly in her hair, the butterflies around her and her shoes are all grafted out of glitter.

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11 x 14 Equestria Girls Pinkie and Filly Shadowbox by The-Paper-Pony
11 x 14 Equestria Girls Pinkie and Filly Shadowbox
Etsy listing: www.etsy.com/listing/234124939…

After making EQG Sunset Shimmer, we have been anticipating going through the rest of the characters and crafting them out of paper. These boxes will be premiering at Everfree NW but will be available everywhere. 

We wanted to do something a little unexpected for Pinkie Pie so we decided to have her standing still. We loved how she was always pulling things out of her hair in the first movie and thought it would be cute to have filly Pinkie sitting on her head! The heart on her shirt, her jacket, the details on her skirt and the balloons in the background are all crafted out of glitter!

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Custom Shadowbox Announcement

Journal Entry: Tue May 26, 2015, 2:11 PM
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Hey everyone!

So we have some announcements today with customs. We've had lots of folks waiting on our custom list for a shamefully long time. We try to get to the customs when we can but con prep hasn't allowed us to do them nearly as fast as we used to. We remember the days when we could get customs turned around in a week. Now, it's months and months at a time and that isn't far to the requester, or to us. 

With that said, we are going to be dropping most of the customs on our list unless we contact you specifically. We hate to do this, especially since some of you have been waiting for a very long time for us but unfortunately, we must for our own health. Even with one of us working on the shadowboxes full time, there just aren't enough hours in the day to get everything that we want to get finished done.

We are really sorry.

That being said, when we do have time for customs (especially around the holidays), we will open up slots and choose from the requests we get. There will be announcement in advanced when that happens. 

You may always email, contact us on Etsy or note us, if you have a request and we'll do our best to answer you about whether we have time. We are more likely to take on projects that we are able to resell, so nothing too personal like OCs (but again, you are always welcome to ask). We are also less likely to take on pieces with strict time limits, especially during our convention season. 

Thanks so much for your understanding. This isn't something we wanted to do but something we felt like we had to do for ourselves.

We really appreciate each and every one of you guys.

-Amber and Brian of The Paper Pony

Commission Status

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

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%
70 deviants said Tirek vs. Twilight
29%
61 deviants said Twilight's castle and Mane 6
25%
53 deviants said Unlocking Rainbow Power
12%
24 deviants said Rainbow Rocks Band

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GothicPegasister23 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Just bought one of your Luna shadow boxes and I can't wait to hang it up! I'll be sure to recommend you guys to my watchers!
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Blackmageheart Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your shadowboxes are beautiful! One day I will own one, but for now I must content myself with looking through your gallery!
I've also just featured some of your work on www.spritestitch.com, I'm sure our readers will love the boxes too!
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Lanxide Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Saw you guys at Megacon. Maybe I should've commissioned you guys during that time instead of waiting for open spots.
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Yirashi Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Your Shadowbox are awesome D:
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MoonshardsArt Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! I met you at BABScon when you taught me (alone) how to make a shadowbox! Do you remember me? And please watch me.
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EqDBot Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Greetings to you, fair the-paper-pony. You were featured 7 times in this Equestria Daily Post www.equestriadaily.com/2015/03… Thank you for providing quality material for all of us to enjoy :) (This bot is unofficial, it is NOT affiliated with Equestria Daily. If you do not wish to get these notifications anymore, please just block this account.)
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cruelhazel Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
Hi! Are you planning to do another workshop at Bronycon this year? Last year's was so much fun!
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The-Paper-Pony Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
We would like to have another workshop. It just depends on if Bronycon accepts it or not but we will be putting in a workshop request so hopefully!
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Ask-SnowTheDachsund Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Student Artist
Can you make a rainbow dash screen saver?
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AffinityPony Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Filmographer
Happy Birthday!
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