Saturday, January 26, 2013

Collaged box w/bird

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!):

Here is what I created out of it: 
(click on pictures to enlarge and clarify)
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:
and sides:

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!


Robin said...

So pretty! And so cleaver of you to up-cycle the VHS box. I only wish the bird was a "Robin" so that spring would come faster..... ;)

Angella Dee said...

I love this box Teresa. I always keep pretty boxes and stash them away and then forget where I put them :o) I must go on a search and try to create something like this! thank you once again for the wonderful inspiration.
much love

Rox said...

It is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors and the knob. What a great idea to use it to store your gelatos!

Tracy said...

Beautiful Teresa..the bird really it!!
Great storage idea and thank you for joining us over at eclectic Paperie.

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Teresa, what an amazing transformation! That has got to be the coolest gelato storage system ever. I love it! Thanks so much for sharing it in the eclectic Paperie Altered Boxes challenge.

Sue C said...

Fabulous altered box Teresa ! Wonderful way to create storage for your pens. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Donna Gibson said...

Stunning box! I love everything about it! And how wonderful is it that Gelatos fit perfectly! I think it definitely deserves to be filled up ASAP! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie!

Buttons said...

What a superb use for this box!! Ingenious! Love how you have covered it. Thanks for playing at Frilly and Funkie. Hugs, Jenny x

Tami said...

As usual, I love it!!!
Fondly, Tami

Anita Houston said...

I never thought this had a hidden cubby! COOL! I love the patchwork and the bird is fabulous!!!

Alexandra said...

Gorgeous box and clever use of this for gorgeous crafty storage for your pens.

Kim said...

Wow! This is amazing and I adore how you made it to fit your gelatos...what a great idea! Now I'm off to find a VHS box! Thanks so much for playing along with the eTeam Picks challenge at eclectic Paperie!

Tenia Nelson said...

Wow!!! This project is AWESOME!! Thanks for playing along in the Altered Boxes challenge over at eP!!!

Cozy Crop House said...

Love this transformation, Teresa! You inspire me to get crafting again!

sandee said...

Your projects are amazing as alwys, although it did give my heart a pitter patter to have altered Scarlett and Rhett, lol But hey, if it hold gelatos, then it's gone to a good you are forced into shopping for more! After all that box MUST be filled! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Anonymous said...

Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving a comment. I saw this post for your altered box and had to read on. Love how this turned out and your painted bird on the front looks really fantastic. And to think the inspiration came from such a small scrap at the beginning of your project. I'm sure it won't take too long to fill the space with another 12 gelatos, :)

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

So shabbylicious! All those lovely paper layers, and rub ons topped with that beautiful blue bird. Lovely!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh my goodness, Teresa, this is just fabulous. Sensational work and what a wonderful way to store your Gelatos. You are going to enjoy this every time you use it. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely altered box with us at Frilly and Funkie!


Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

What a great project, Teresa! You are an amazing artist!