Sunday, 27 January 2013

Unruley paperarts parisian box

Its my turn on the Unruly paper arts blog today. To see the blog click the link Here

I have altered a box in keeping with the theme this month. This just a little wooden box that you can buy from lots of sites on line, it measure appoximatly 14 x 9 cam and is 5 cm high.
I gave it a coat of Sky fresco finish paint, I used this as it reacts well with the Picket fence distress stain which I gave it a coat of when the paint was dry.

I then sealed it with a coat of matt medium. I then stamped directly onto the box using an archival ink and masking the images as I went. When this was all dry I dragged a black acrylic dabber around the edges to give it a bit of definition.

Finishing it off with an old vintage button as a faux knob and a fleur-de-lys charm on the front.
This is a very quick little box to decorate and makes a great gift.
The stamps I have used are from Artistic Outpost, and are available from the site here

I have removed the link for unruley paperarts as it looks as it there is a temporary problem with the site and it is giving a virus warning.

Carol x


butterfly said...

Absolutely wonderful, Carol - I love everything about it! The stamping looks so gorgeous against that heavenly paint finish...
Alison x

TAM said...

Fabulous transformation - love it

Lottie said...

Truly awesome

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful altered box, fab use of the AO stamps! If Unruly Paper Arts has the Stamping Top 50 Widget installed on their blog, they should remove it, as that is the cause of the problem with all blogs/websites that have the widget installed.

Thanks for your continued support of Artistic Outpost!

trisha too said...

Carol, your box is wonderful--beautiful AND useful!


Sue said...

Carol this is absolutely gorgeous, i love you button as a knob xx

Shar said...

Totally gorgeous!!

Paper Profusion said...

I love this box Carol - the blue comes through fabulously and you have used a great selection of stamps beautifully. Nicola x