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It's time for the first Studio75 challenge of 2019.
Make any box, in any technique. The box, you will fill with love.
For challenge details and to enter stop by the Studio75 Challenge blog post HERE.
I adore altering trinket boxes and this oval paper maché box is covered with paper from the gorgeous Studio75 Violet Love Collection.
Tips and Techniques
In addition to covering the box with Violet Love paper, I fussy cut the sweet flowers and leaves from one of the add on papers as well as the "You are in my heart" sentiment strip. The filigree heart tucked in is an Anemone Fantiazja Corner Chipboard piece topped with Ranger Pale Gold embossing powder.
The top of the lid is stenciled using Mini Many Textures TCW Stencil with Finnabair's Rose Gold Icing Paste. More icing paste is stenciled around the sentiment using the Mini Well Rounded and Mini Texturized TCW Stencils. A touch of lace is adhered around the top of the lid with Bambino Glue.
When covering a box with paper, make sure the lid fits loosely, or one you add the paper, you may not get the lid to fit back on over the layer of added paper. If the lid fits tight, you could cover to box just to the edge of the lid.
The sweet pale pink roses are from the Studio75 store and the other flowers are from Little Birdie Crafts and 49 and Market. I also tucked in a couple metal leaves I found in the jewelry department of my local craft store. The floral heart is one I've had in my stash for several years. I gave it new life by painting it with white gesso and then rubbing with Finnabair's Rose Gold Metallique Wax. Finally, there's a bit of texture with Prills and Finnabair's Microbeads adhered with Bambino Glue.
Paper Mache Oval Box ~ Stash
Little Birdie Crafts ~ Floral Cafe ~ Oriel, Pink
49 and Market ~ Vintage Shades Potpourri - Orchid
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 4mm Rosebuds, White
Bead Gallery ~ Leaves (Michaels)
The Charm Chop ~ Silver Heart Charms
White Crochet Lace ~ Stash
US ArtQuest ~ Mini Prills - Tu-Tu Pink, Lavender & Lace
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art Basics - Clear Gesso
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art Basics - Light Paste
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art ExtraVagance - Icing Paste: Rose Gold
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art Alchemy - Metallique Wax: Rose Gold, Vintage Gold
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art ExtraVagance - Microbeads: White Gold
Liquitex ~ Gesso, White
Ranger ~ Embossing Powder - Pale Gold
Ranger ~ Emboss It Dabber
Folk Art Acrylic Paint ~ Wicker White
The Crafter's Workshop ~ Gabrielle Pollacco - Mini Many Textures
The Crafter's Workshop ~ Ronda Palazzari - Mini Well Rounded
The Crafter's Workshop ~ Ronda Palazzari - Mini Texturized
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Therm-o-web ~ Easy Tear Tape
Home & Hobby ~ Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/8"
I hope you've been inspired to create a box filled with love
to enter the February Studio75 Challenge!
Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessings ~