I Recycled these two Cheese boxes... you know the kind you get soft cheeses in like Camembert etc. I had two sizes so decided to make them in to a stacking pair. Actually the inseration for these was the turquoise and gold trim braiding with beads and sequins I saw in the shops Ribbon and braid section. I fell in love with it, had to have it, so had to design something with it in mind. So how did I make them. two very quick and simple boxes that anyone could manage.
For the large box.
Paint in copper ( or gold if you refer) acrylic paint and allow to dry completely ( that's the hard bit but a heat gun eases the pain).
Now paint over that with the Turquoise Croco crackle paint. Allow to dry, ( a heat gun will work here but you get better crackle if you can wait).
When its dry.. stamp and emboss randomly using a flourish stamp of your choice.
Now glue some decorative ribbon around the top and your done.
The photo doesn't show the crackle so well so ive take a close up to let you see the copper shining through...
The top smaller box was simply sprayed with the aqua Shimmer mist (its showing greener than it is in the photo) and rubbed in with a cloth.. allowing it to soak in to the wood so it just stains the wood lightly. then apply gold leaf in patches... Lastly, attach the turquoise and gold beaded braid with glue... and voilà!
I loved this ribbon so much i used it on a few things.. it adds a lot of elegance and opulence i think, and matching it with the gold leaf seemed to add the finishing touches. Here are the items I have added it to ( so far lol)
Stock Used From the Altered Element:
Croco- Turquoise Crackle paint.
Gold Leaf sheet
Decorative trim border.
Copper Paint Dauber.
cosmic shimmer Mister (Aqua Lagoon)
Cosmic Shimmer, Embossing Crystals: Bright Gold
I am also entering it for Mixed Media Monday Monthly as they have a theme of Boxes this month.
Monday, 1 November 2010
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