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Saturday, 2 February 2013

Altered box

This is how it finished up but I thought I would show you some step-by-step photos.

This is how my box arrived £9 I paid but they are only £7.5 from HERE

Covered it in Gesso inside & out and allowed to dry naturally, it didn't take long at all.

Then I smothered it inside & out in this wonderful Eco friendly fresco paint and I love them. They're very good for coverage, colour, price and everything else

Then I started stamping, lots of stamping and watered some more of the paint down in the colour nougat. I used this to cover the stamped images, then added more images then more paint and just kept going until I was happy.

Finally I added some die cuts, I have had these ages Wish I knew where I got them from as I would love some more. (Let me know or send me a link if you know, thanks) I had in mind to put all my garden seeds in the finished box along with garden planting labels, string etc.  I also really like the little hangers on the bottom as well, I could hang my little trowel  & folk underneath.

So what have you been up to lately? Oh here's a little update about the altered birds I made. Remember I asked what you think I could do with them? Well here they are, I put some some holes in with my hole punch (went through the wood really easy) & put some vintage lace through. I think they look really nice, you can put them on door handles, like the wardrobe, what do you think?


Daniele said...

great covered box, just loving the hanging birds


Hi Dawn
A gorgeous and beautiful box and fabulous colour's have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

craftattack said...

Beautiful box, your alteration is just lovely! Valerie

Karen said...

Awe!!! how cute are those birds eyelashes :D You have done a fabulous job to this box Dawn xxx

Piarom said...

This box turned out to cute!love how you incorporate these lovely diecuts! They fits so well to the garden theme :)

Artyjen said...

How lovely...what a great way to store your seeds ;)
xoxo Sioux

NatashaMay said...

Looks wonderful and I love the birdies. :)

Michelle Webb said...

This is gorgeous, love seeing what you've done. Michelle x


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