I stamped some snowflakes randomly around this piece of Tim Holtz All Occasion paper in navy blue. I knew the navy would look good for my photo.
I wanted a "boy" look. I'm so used to scrapping girly style!
I found the piece of holly in my stash, tied a bow with a piece of SU ribbon to add to the corner.
The frame came from Goodwill. I am constantly on the lookout for frames and boxes to remake. This one was beautiful and perfect all on it own. Lucky me!
I hope it inspires you to add a little something extra to those picture you frame!
I did 2 slight variations. I like the second one the best-more distressing! plus I added some lace.
I used Tim Holtz Distress markers for the pretty Christmas ornaments.
The paper is Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage.
LOVE IT! Don't you?
Hope you had a great Black Friday. I spent most of it with a good friend & my God Child-Carter. Had loads of fun.
Joining Paper Artsy this week. Liz had a fabulous technique. HERE
I missed the deadline to join-I forget Australia is ahead of us! It was still worth it.
There are too many steps to list them all, but I'm trying to show you some of the most interesting parts. I LOVE altering boxes.
I decided to alter the paper before putting it on my box. Luckily all sides were the same. I will warn you-You don't want paper all the way to the top. The lid becomes too tight. Have learned that the hard way!
Modeling paste over a rose stencil I have. Allow to dry. Using gelatos, I scrubbed-literally-scrubbed/rubbed them all over. I used a damp paint brush to smear it in. (fingers are very useful as well)
Then I rubbed red gelato over the rose area. Use a damp paper towel or baby wipe & wipe it off. Kind of crazy huh? But I want a vintage/shabby chic look.
To get different shades/tones- I kind of dabbed the paint
I lightly spritzed brown smooth over small parts.
After I added it to the box, I used gesso, vintage photo & barn red distress paint around the edges. It covers up those edges.
Here's a couple of pics of the finished box. The top was layered with a doily, lace, ribbon, a framed vintage girl & a handmade flower.
Here's the top of the bx. My hand made flower has bits of lace tucked under some of the layers. Saw Jule with Wild Orchid crafts doing that.
There is paper layered with gesso, paint, smooch spritz, blue spray ink. Sponging, stamped some wording. Then you apply your designs. To make them POP-you outline them with watered down black paint & smear it. I love that effect.
My good friend Cassandra has a You tube video on this technique HERE on her blog.
Here is the finished piece in a frame. I did take some gold rub and buff and smear with my finger to bring in some gold to match the frame.
The sides were as fun to create as the box lid design!
I cut the flowers with SU die, spray with water & scrunch up tight to dry. After they are dry, distress the edges with Vintage photo ink and layer them with Scotch Quick Dry glue. I added distress stickles in Dusty Rose to the edges and flat back pearls from Wild Orchid Roses.
The sentiment is from Stampin Up. The designer paper from Fact or Fiction.
The technique on the bottom of the box was SO COOL! First, I gesso'd the box-dry. Then I dabbed barn red distress paint-dried pretty quick, then stamped using purple and green pigment ink (colorbok) -I used my Paper Artsy Stamp & they curve easily so I could go around my edges. I put a heavy coat of sea salt overtop and allowed to dry. Take your hand and wipe away the dried salt.
Left a wonderful texture! there is even a slight glitter left over from the salt.