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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Shabby chic box.....

Hello everyone,
I hope you're all enjoying a crafting day.
I certainly am...
I would love your opinion on my altered box.
This is going into a craft fair next month.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges.

I started with a plain brown box
(Pretty boring don't you think)


The first thing i did was stick tissue paper on,
While it was wet, I scrunched it up to give the desired effect.
When it was completely dry, I gave it all a coat of gesso, 
Once that was dry i gave it several coats of paint,
To finish it off, I coated it with Mod Podge.

This is a close-up of the effect i was after.

The next step was to make two rosettes for the top.

I also die cut a shape to put the rosette on.

The finished top.

Close-up of side of the box,
After i added thick lace & gold braiding.

The finished box.

I hope you'll agree that it's not so boring now.

Items used.
Brown box (The Range)
Gesso.
Mod Podge.
Rose, Lace & Braiding from my stash.
Cream Acrylic paint.
Tissue Paper. Die (Help, I've forgotten)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog,
You all make it so worthwhile.
Happy crafting.

Lots of love,
Sylvia x

18 comments:

  1. Oh wow Sylvia this is amazing I love how you have decorated the simple box. You have made something that will be treasured. Hugs Jackie

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    1. Thank you so much Jackie, It's going into a craft fare next month, I really enjoy altering things x (hugs)

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  2. WOW Sylvia this is amazing! I love the lace and gorgeous effect. Good luck in the craft fare, I am sure it will be snapped up!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  3. Thank you so much for the lovely comment Linda, I'm looking forward to the craft fair xxx (hugs)

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  4. A wonderfully altered box Sylvia. I love the technique with the tissue paper, it adds great texture. Your rosettes and braid are gorgeous xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Andree, I'll be using tissue paper again xxx

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  5. OMG Sylvia, this is fabulous, stunning design, who would thing that a simple brown box would turn out to. Be such a beautiful piece of art. Hugs Jennifer xx

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer, I think I'm hooked on boxes now xxx

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  6. Your mojo is back better than every, Sylvia. I lve this it is stunning. Vee xx

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment Vee.... I'm working on another box xxx

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  7. WOW! Sylvia this is stunning! I love it. Beautiful box.
    Hugs,
    Bev xx

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    1. Thank you so much Beverley, Such a lovely comment xxx

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  8. Stunning Sylvia I love the lace and flower. xx Jan

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  9. Gorgeous altered box Sylvia, it looks so plush now! Love all the added details & your tissue paper technique!
    Great to see you crafting again!
    HUgs
    Dawn x

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    1. Thank you so much Dawn, I value your opinion xxx (hugs)

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  10. Wow great altered box love this Hugs Sandra xx

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment Sweetie xxx

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