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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Imagine....vintage style wooden box for Happy Daze

This week for Happy Daze I have altered one of THESE little wooden boxes with Mady Scrolls Work stamp image

I started by painting the box with a light green acrylic paint and when dry painted over areas of it with crackle glaze. When the crackle was dry I painted over them roughly with white paint - I didn't want to obliterate the green just make it look shabby.

I highlighted the edges with Inka Gold in ROSE .

I stamped the image in coffee archival ink on to a piece of tissue paper and then glued it on to the lid with Claudines matte medium and then coated the whole box with it to give it a protective coat.
I added some torn pieces of TH tissue tape to the top and sides of the box.

I used Glitz stickers for the word "Imagine" inspired by the tissue tape.

I finished it off with a piece of ribbon and buttons glued on with the matte medium and tied a piece of ribbon around the box in a bow.
Scrolls Work stamps are no longer in production so if you would like any I wouldn't wait to long as when they are gone Moira won't be able to restock them.

Don't forget about this months challenge is to try or to use something new. All the details of the challenge and how to enter can be seen here.

Hugs'n'snogs,
Julie xx

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful little box Julie, x

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  2. Absolutely beautiful vintage box! I love the vintage photograph and how you've really showcased that beautiful little girl on the lid of your box. Love the colors and the ribbon, too! <3 Candy

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  3. Such a beautiful project Julie! The image is adorable! x

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  4. Such a lovely, vintage piece!

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  5. This is absolutely gorgeous, I love everything about it! It was so kind of you to visit me,

    Lucy x

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