Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Altered Wooden Box

Tap, tap...is this thing on?  Goodness, I've taken a longer than anticipated blog break over this holiday season.  It's been so much fun taking the time to really enjoy the holidays with the kids and to not be too stressed about much of anything.  Oh, and eating far too much chocolate!

Before Christmas was upon us, I had an opportunity to create a sweet shadow box, featuring photos of my sweet munchkins.  The box actually held some embellishments (see photo below) before it became a craft project.
The box held these cute resin embellishments and once I removed the gears (this just happens to be the embellishments that I have) I covered the box with tissue tape.
I then added a layer of Art Anthology dimensional paint.  I love their paints because they leave a great shine, with just a hint of glitter, when they're dry.  Oh, and they're transparent so you can still see the tissue tape through the paint.
  I added Potting Soil Archival Ink around the edges for some good aging.  (I used Archival Ink because it was going over paint and Distress Ink could wipe off)
Once my paint was dry, I added decorative paper and photos.  On this panel, I added a hand cut hill, with Liquid Pearls snow, and two wooden trees that were altered with Distress Embossing Powder.  The little star is a sticker and I just added shine with a glitter pen.

   I used Ali Edwards stamps to add sentiments to my photos.  A few wooden snowflakes were embossed with Wendy Vecchi's Cornflower Blue embossing powder and I added the number 25 to this snowflake in the corner.
One snowflake was layered on top of a metal ring and the last photo received two chipboard pieces and a tiny bottle filled with red and green sequins.
Here's a photo of the entire piece...it's small, each photo box is only 3"x3", but perfect for placing on our half wall inside our doorway or on a wall.  I think this might be a project that I store during the year and pull out on Christmas.  It's sure to make me teary as I look back on how quickly our boys have grown...
 Wishing you all a Happy New Year!  Stay tuned for more projects...coming up next week!



Caroline D. said...

This is gorgeous!!! Fantastic way to upcycle for sure. Happy New Year!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy New Year Kim. Fantastic box. Love the distressed look and the washi tape. Sweet pictures. :)