Are "Altered Art" artists, the only people crazy enough to want to take a nice shiny new fresh wood box, and try to make it look like it had been kicked around a muddy field for 100 years?
I started with one of the boxes from the set of four from Calico crafts HERE.
HERE, using the rusty tin and vinegar technique. I glued the paper to the box and let it dry. using sandpaper, i distressed the paper and sanded it back along the edges (useful, as I cant cut straight to save my life)...
I highlighted the edges with treasure gold. added a vintage rusty tile to the lid (along with a stamped image torn out and some embellishments) , changed the clasp on the front and added some wooden feet (little door knobs).
This one is for a swap I am doing with my craft friend and fellow Calico crafts designer, Lesley.
I can't wait to introduce you to ...........
19 hours ago