Monday 14 July 2014

Altered Photo Box

Hello Peeps

Wow the last two weeks have been totally manic I had to go to Manchester to work for a few days followed by the Heartfelt Retreat in Warwick back for a day and off to Euro Disney for a few days with my 3 year old grandson (where it rained continually) back from there totally knackered  and straight out to see Miss Saigon with a real good friend Jan.

Here's a photo of my gorgeous little munchkin Mason at Disneyland.

I made this box for Jan for her travel photos. Inspired by Penny's use of metal embellishments and paints I made this without a piece of designer paper or copic in sight.

I stuck a whole mixture of things on the box which I then covered in gesso, added Paperartsy Grunge paste and crackle paste using various stamps and masks.
 I then painted it with Very Berry, Rose, Smoked Paprika, Blood Orange and Claret Fresco Acrylic paints by Paperartsy. I then used black gold and white acrylic paints which I dry brushed over the top. Added Treasure gold in areas.

Some close ups of the details.

 I then sprayed red glimmer mist over the whole thing, followed by a pearl and gold mist.

 The insert is a postcard embossing folder I think maybe spellbinders but not too sure.
 The bird and elephant I picked up at Camden Market along with other metalic bits.
 The cogs and corner embellishments are from Make It Crafty
 The faces I made with air dry clay.
 Letters are Tim Holtz die cuts with gold Treasure Gold 
 and a quick look at the back



  1. A lovely individual take on the project! Thank you for joining in :)

  2. Really opulent feel, love it. X

  3. Wow! So much traveling and adventure that you've been having, yet you still had time to make an amazing creation! I really loved seeing all the incredible details of this box. I was very impressed when you said that there wasn't any designer paper or copics in sight! You've done a brilliant job of creating texture and pattern through all of your embellishments. I really liked how you incorporated your handmade faces, too! Great interpretation of our theme and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  4. Really nice, love those little faces.

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