Today I have an upcycled box to share with you.I was in need of a wood box to house my collection of Tim Holtz Distress Paint. My mom and I went to the thrift store where she lives and found this perfect little beauty - 50 cents!
The base layer of my remake is a newsprint flyer from a local antiques mall. I used the pages with the stories about ceramic figurines, tearing them apart and collaging them on.
First I used the Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Lovely Leaves stencil and The Crafters Workshop harlequin stencil to add some detail with Tim Holtz Distress Paint and Faber Castell Pitt artist pens. After that I added some butterflies cut from napkins. Once they were applied and had a layer of Mod Podge over them, I shaded them with Faber Castell Big Brush Pen in cold grey III. Next came some stamping with the She Script stamp by Unity with StazOn ink in timber brown and a dot stamp by Hampton Arts in Liquitex acrylic unbleached titanium paint. I discovered that you can color Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste with Faber Castell Gelato and it doesn't change the properties of the embossing paste - SWEET! So I mixed the paste with yellow gelato and applied it to my box through the "chicken wire reversed" The Crafter's Workshop stencil.
I lined the inside with cork
and the bottom with a page from the antiques mall flyer.
Now I just need to contact Mr. Holtz and ask him to not make any more than three more colors of Distress Paint as that is all I have room left for!
I am entering my box in the Take the Challenge with Mou for April over at the Faber Castell Design Memory Craft blog and at Ronda Palazarri's blog calling for texture.
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