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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Alter It

Happy Saturday y'all.  I have to go grocery shopping, but first I wanted to post this.  I tried my hand at altering a box.  I have never tried this before and I think it turned out OK.  For my first try anyway.  I have been watching some of the videos on YouTube and am totally amazed at the boxes that those ladies alter.  WOWZA!!

I started by painting the box that I bought at AC Moore for $1 with Eggshell White paint that I had in my stash from when I was painting ceramics.  I let it dry and added some Crackle Medium.  I then used a piece of DP from DCWC that has a light burgundy flower pattern. I used Modge Podge, but it bubbled some and I don't like the way you can see the bubbles in the paper.  I inked all the edges of the papers in Vintage Photo DI before adhering them.  I then took a string of flat back Ivory Pearls and hot glued them around the bottom of the box.  Then came the fun part.  I added an Ivory Pearl Swirl to the top and began adding roses.  The roses are from Prima and I just kept adding them until I liked the effect.  I also added one to the bottom of the box.  To fill in the hollow spots, I added some little fabric roses that I bought at AC Moore.

I also added a bottom paper to the inside of the box and a top paper to the inside.  And that, my friends, finished up my first attempt at altering a box.  I hope you like it.

Thanks so much for stopping by on this beautiful Saturday.  It's supposed to be about 65 degrees today so I am doing the happy dance.  God bless y'all and have a wonderful day.

Creative Craft Challenges 2--Alter It

1 comment:

  1. Fab altered box Em I haven't attempted to do something like this but maybe one day when time permits. This is very pretty with the flowers and pearls, classy. Thanks for joining in the candy, you need to be a member to do so...I went to join your blog but am already a member...
    Hope you are enjoying your time as DT member for Beccy....luv annie.xx


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