Monday, November 5, 2012

Altered Box

Sometime ago, I purchased one of those small balsa wood boxes from Michael's.  I had entirely to many ideas of what to do with it, so I had set it aside to ponder it's fate.

Several months later, I stumbled across it and decided to just start and decide what it would be as I went.  As it turned out, this particular little balsa box had big dreams of being a small jewelry box.  I'm probably going to be giving this to my niece for her birthday.  

I painted the entire box with "French Blue" Folk Art acrylic paint.  Then I used my Sketchy Flourishes stamps, and Zing gold embossing powder to decorate the sides of the box.

I glued white Offray Classical lace around the edge of the lid, and topped that with some Wright's Creative Classics Fused Pearls.

I made three roses (using my The Paper Studio retro flower punch, and a leaf punch from T.P.S.), and used more of the pearls and some Dress It Up! buttons.  The gems are from Zva Creative.

The "feet" are Wood Shoppe Candle Cup pieces, stacked on top of Toy Wheel pieces.  I painted them white (with a drop of parchment for a bit of warmth), and then added gold sections for accent.  I coated the pieces in clear Rock Candy and let them dry, before attaching them with some Glossy Accents.

I forgot to get a photo of the inside, but I had painted it in the blue as well, and then lined the interior with some pink felt.

And VOILA!  A jewelry box!

    1 comment:

    1. Oh my....looks as if it came from an expensive gift shop....and I love that beautiful blue with the gold! She's goin' to treasure this, Sara....adorable!


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