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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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2016 Babscon Exclusive Luna Shadowbox by The-Paper-Pony
2016 Babscon Exclusive Luna Shadowbox
This Luna is only available for those at Babscon or for our $20 plus tier Patrons (www.patreon.com/ThePaperPony?t…)

We decided to mimic ancient Japanese paintings and give the ponies our own flare and that is why she has thick lines. We purposely did not use glitter for her hair, instead saving it for several key elements like her eyes. Because of the thick lines, it really accentuates the layers.
 
Again, she is only available to those at the convention or for a very limited time to our Patreons. 
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2016 Babscon Exclusive Celestia Shadowbox by The-Paper-Pony
2016 Babscon Exclusive Celestia Shadowbox
This Celestia is only available for those at Babscon or for our $20 plus tier Patrons (www.patreon.com/ThePaperPony?t…)

We decided to mimic ancient Japanese paintings and give the ponies our own flare and that is why she has thick lines. We purposely did not use glitter for her hair, instead saving it for several key elements like her eyes. Because of the thick lines, it really accentuates the layers.
 
Again, she is only available to those at the convention or for a very limited time to our Patreons. 
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11X14 Midnight Sparkle Shadowbox by The-Paper-Pony
11X14 Midnight Sparkle Shadowbox
Etsy list: 

Twilight Sparkle's final form at the end of EqG:Friendship Games definitely stood our to us and we really wanted to turn her into a shadowbox. We are really happy with the way she came out.

Her dress, shoes and cutie mark are all crafted out of glitter so the she rally sparkles. Her face is particularly difficult in this box but we think she came out looking fierce. She fits into a 11x14 shadowbox frame.

She is available online and at cons!
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11X14 Daydream Shimmer Shadowbox by The-Paper-Pony
11X14 Daydream Shimmer Shadowbox
Etsy link: www.etsy.com/no-en/listing/290…

Sunset Shimmer's final form at the end of EqG:Friendship Games definitely stood our to us and we really wanted to turn her into a shadowbox. We are really happy with the way she came out.

Her dress, shoes and cutie mark are all crafted out of glitter so the she rally sparkles. Her face is particularly difficult in this box but we think she came out looking fierce. She fits into a 11x14 shadowbox frame.

She is available online and at cons.
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12x12 Cutie Mark Sweetie Belle Shadowbox by The-Paper-Pony
12x12 Cutie Mark Sweetie Belle Shadowbox
Etsy: www.etsy.com/no-en/listing/276…

Sweetie Belle is the final piece in our cutie mark boxes celebrating the CMCs finally getting their cutie marks. 

The dots, star and corners are crafted out of glitterstock and she fits into a 12x12 frame.

She will be available at cons and online.
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Babscon 2016

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 7, 2016, 2:10 PM
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It's that time of year again where we are heading to our first convention. This year, that convention is Babscon and it'll be our third time attending it. It is in California and will be April 22-24th!

We will be going as community guests again this year and can't thank the Babscon team enough for working with us. They are awesome folks. We'll be uploading a bunch of pictures of finished products in the next few days so look forward to checking out our new boxes!

Babscon 2016 Vendor Hall Map

Babscon-2016-vendor-area-map by The-Paper-Pony

Our booth numbers this year are F1 and F2 . I've highlighted them in red. Make sure to stop by, say hello and check out over 20 new designs that we'll be premiering at Babscon. Or maybe, you're more interested in our convention exclusive? We'll, I wouldn't blame you because they are some of our best work to date. You can pick up either our 2016 Babscon exclusive Luna or 2016 Babscon exclusive Celestia. They are $80 each or $150 for the pair. We will be accepting orders if they sell out but you can only get them if you attend the convention or are our Patreon.

2016 Babscon Exclusive Shadowbox Mock-ups by The-Paper-Pony

Babscon 2016 Charity Pieces

This year, we will be submitting to separate things to the Babscon charity auction. The first is a pretty wicked set and we've collaborated with two amazing artists to make it happen. :iconjadedjynx: provided the artwork for Discord as Loki and :icondennyvixen: provided the artwork for Celestia as Wonder Woman. We are so happy to be collabing with two such talented artist and we love how these pieces compliment each other. If you like these pieces, make sure to go share the love and follow them!

Discord by JaDeDJynX 
8197bf1f-c708-49a3-b4e3-f80c4ac798c1 by The-Paper-Pony

We took this piece of artwork and turned it into a mock-up to make into a shadowbox:
Untitled-1 by The-Paper-Pony

Celestia by dennyvixen

Wonderlestia by The-Paper-Pony

We got this lovely line work and turned it into this shadowbox mock-up:

Mock-up uploaded tonight!

Babscon 2016 Shadowbox Building Workshop

This year for our shadowbox building workshop, we are going to be doing something a little different. We will be teaching dual classes, one for adults and another for kids. They will be going on at the same time so multiple family members can be there to attend. Think of the kids class as The Paper Pony Jr version. So here is info on both:

Adult Class

The adult class will be held from 6:30 to 7:45 on Saturday and will cost $15 which include everything you need to build your shadowbox including frames! We meet qt the Crusaders Clubhouse which is opening for adults during this time. There are 30 slots available you can begin to sign up now. We will accept sign ups until the TUESDAY BEFORE THE CONVENTION. After that, any additional slots will be sold at our table. Here is the design for this year for a 5x7 box:
Adult GG by The-Paper-Pony

Class Early Sign-up:

Kids Class

The kid class is at the same time (6:45-7:30) and will also meet at the Crusaders Clubhouse. This workshop costs $5 but does not include a shadowbox frame. If you are interested in purchasing one, we will have a few (if they make it during shipping and I don't have to replace too many broken frames for the adults class) that you can purchase for an additional $5. We will be building a 5x7 Pinkie Pie. She is the only design that will be available since I'll be teaching the classes simultaneously.  We have 15 JR slots. We will accept sign ups until the TUESDAY BEFORE THE CONVENTION. After that, any additional slots will be sold at our table.

Kids PP by The-Paper-Pony

Jr Class early Sign-up:

If you are interested in participating in the class, please let us know in comments below or you can email us at mitcheb0219@gmail.com. You must submit payment in order to register through Paypal so if you contact me but do not provide payment, your slot is not saved.


We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Commission Status

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

Who should be our Bronycon 2015 exclusive? 

52%
104 deviants said Vinyl Scratch and Octavia set
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60 deviants said Princess Luna and Princess Celestia set
13%
26 deviants said Princess Luna
3%
6 deviants said Other (comment below)
2%
5 deviants said Vinyl Scratch

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