Happy Sunday to you all!
I have FINALLY put forth the effort to do the project inspired by the Guest Designer, Glenda Brooks over at Joan's Gardens. Joan is doing things a little differently for the summer months and has a different Guest Designer set up for each week who will challenge us to a new technique/project. Please be sure to check out Glenda's project and then give it a try ... I'm sure glad I did!!
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Here's my covered box project and I'll try to walk you through some of the steps to this finished project. (I must say I'm really proud of the end result ... I'm NOT very good at 3D projects so this challenge did exactly that ... challenged me!)
The box is your typical unfinished box from Michael's $1 bin. And the first thing was to make my own 'designer paper' which I decided to use on the lid ONLY (using Mod Podge). The box bottom was decorated with Purple Markers.
I tried using Tim Holtz distress ink (like Glenda did) but I think she must have used the reinkers ... I used the pads themselves. Then sprayed with water (didn't run as much as I'd hoped) then put a coat of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Pearl) over top.
Next came the flowers. Again, I made my own dp ... this time using SU reinkers and the 'Ink, Spray & Smash' technique (found over at Splitcoast Stampers). I chose to use the Tim Holtz Flowers die and am thrilled with the outcome. I've never 'put them together' ... I've always just used 1 or 2 of the flowers. But this size was PERFECT for my altered box.
After cutting out the flower with the die, I decided to give them a little dimension by curling some of the edges and spraying with the same Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (pearls) spray. I just love the variegated colors when you're layering like this ...
Here's how it looks when it's layered. What do you think? Cool huh? (I'm so proud of myself ... [patting myself on the back] LOL)
All that was needed next were some leaves, pearl center, a little lace and project complete!! I've left the bottom corner empty so I can personalize it when I choose to use it for a special gift giving.
I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and my covered box project! Please pop over to Joan's Gardens and see what other WONDERFUL projects & products she has to share with you.
[Ssssshhhh ... can you keep a secret??? I'm thrilled to be one of Joan's Guest Designers during the summer ... so keep checking back to see what I am able to come up with. Yikes ... did I tell you I'm HORRIBLE at 3D projects .... Hmmmm guess I'd better get my thinking cap on!]
Ooops ... forgot to list the other challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge - Summer Colors
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge - Something new (technique & flower die)
Catch The Bug Challenge - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge #134 - Texture
HAPPY CRAFTING EVERYONE!!!