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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?

8 comments:

Daniele said...

great covered box, just loving the hanging birds
hugs

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

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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