Monday, May 13, 2013

ALTER A BOX with SMUDGY ANTICS

This is week two of the fortnight challenge with Smudgy Antics.
The challenge this round was to alter a box.
Here is my take on the challenge:





I went to town with Modpodge and papers from Creative Imaginations.  I love this paper line and stocked up on a bunch of these papers when my favorite scrapbook store went out of business.  I've decorated coffins and pretty much everything with this set.  

I started with a wooden box from Michael's, took off the hardware, and painted the edges and the bottom of the box black.  When the paint dried I covered the inside and outside of the box with two different papers.  I used a nail to mark where the hardware needed to go to make reassembly easier. Of course, after sealing and allowing everything to dry, I assembled the box. 

The stamp I used is "Holding Heart" from Smeared Ink's "Bloody Valentine" digital stamp set.  I colored the image in photoshop, printed it several times, fussy cut the images and layered them with silicone glue for dimension.  I used diamond glaze to add a bit of shine and to seal the image to prevent ink run off if it got wet.  I simply adhered the dimensional accent with hot glue.

Head on over to the Smudgy Antics blog for more inspiration from the remainder of the DT.

Thanks for looking!
~Lady Brayton~

5 comments:

  1. oooh this is so lovely! I love the distressed aged look to it, those papers are fabulous and the colouring on the stamp is just perfect! x

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  2. Great choice of images to create that awesome altered box!The inside is pretty too! I think you have done a great job!
    Peace,
    Kristy

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  3. I love this LB it is beautiful and the papers are so pretty ..your work is always so awesome and perfect.
    hugs
    susan s

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  4. I am so hoarding those papers! They are beautiful on your box. Maybe I'll get mine out and finally use them...

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  5. Schnikes!! Gorgeous box and am now wanting to Mod Podge something. Love all the detail and how well everything fits. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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