Today I have an altered box to share with you.It started out as this "Gone With the Wind" deluxe VHS tape set (Thanks to my Mom for the trash to treasure!):
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The inspiration for this started with this rub-on. It is by Prima Marketing from their Melody collection. I rubbed it on book paper torn from a daily devotional book, then used a little Ranger Distress Ink through punchenella on it. I was so pleased with how it looked, it led me to find papers to use with it to collage the box.
I tore paper by Prima Marketing from their Songbird collection and randomly collaged it on along with more of the pages torn from the devotional book.
I added more rub-ons by Prima, K&Co, and Kaiser Kraft as well as random stamping and stenciling with acrylic paint and Ranger Archival Inks.
Then I painted the bird using one I found at a free clip art site as a guide. Paints by Claudine Hellmuth were the perfect colors to paint my bird and they are a little bit sheer to let the background show through ever so slightly. On top of the paints I added Ranger Perfect Pearls in Turquoise, Blue Patina, and Blush. The shimmer is really beautiful but unfortunately I couldn't get the camera to pick it up.
I used Washi Tape by My Minds Eye from the Indie Chic collection to finish off the edges of the opening for the drawer to slide in and out of and, of course, I finished the back:
I added the knob and now have a beautiful box to keep my Gelatos in. Twelve of them fit perfectly in the space where the VHS tape sat - see them peeking out? These are the only twelve I have so now I "must" get twelve more to fill the other space!
The Mod Podge I used is "Mat Antique" and I love the yellowed look it gave to the papers.
I am entering my box in the following challenges:
Frilly and Funkie - "Spruce it up"
Eclectic Paperie - "Altered Box"
Happy Daze - "Recycled"
Thanks for looking! I appreciate your comments!