Monday, July 14, 2014

Mixed Media Place........An Empty Box

An empty box becomes a book. I know, it's not new, people alter boxes all the time; but it's definitely fun ! I have "decorated" several of these little boxes before, but pretty much kept them as boxes that you put stuff in...perfect for a collection of 6x4"photos, or chocolates, or jewellery, or theatre or spots tickets as gifts etc. but this is the first time I've "altered" one and made it into a book. Gels, pastes, Vintage Trinkets embellishments, papers, Color Bloom Spray and Silks Acrylic Glazes all from Mixed Media Place.

No.1 The hearing aid box. No.2 The front panel removed, the lid opened to reveal inside front cover and inside back cover. No3. Top lid of box, now the front cover of the book. Edges painted ready to have background paper stuck on. The magenta piece of lace at the side is part of the inside back cover which I've already done. No4. Beautiful 7 Dots Studio Nature Walk 'Grey Day' paper. No5 Molding Paste coloured with Silks Acrylic Glaze. No6. Embellishments...

Prima stencil used with Golden molding paste. Coloured with beautiful Silks Acrylic Glaze. Prima Doily Die-Cut and Finnabair's Vintage Trinkets.

Stampendous! aged scarlet embossing enamel.

Glass beads coloured with Silks Acrylic Glaze and pearls coloured with Prima Color Bloom 'Gold Foil' Mist.

A peak at the inside back cover for next time.
Thanks so much for visiting today; wishing you a happy and creative week.
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  1. lovely altered box Gayle, the colours are amazing together, very effective and can;t wait to see the inside in full . looks lovely :)

  2. This looks amazing! Such wonderful textures and colors! Love the idea of a book too!

  3. This is super cool!!! I think I have a similar box...hmmm...the possibilities.

  4. Gosh this is beautiful Gayle, love the colors!

  5. wow so very beautiful! love the whole idea of upcycling things as plain as a box, you have really turned it into a beautiful masterpiece! thanks for sharing, it's so inspiring to see a step by step, it gives courage to go ahead and try it yourself!

  6. Absolutely amazing project! I left you some love over at the Mixed Media Place too. Your sneak already looks awesome. Can't wait to see the whole thing.:)

  7. "People alter boxes all the time," but none quite as over the top as you darling :) ... Quite a treasure box both inside and out - wow!

  8. Gorgeous! So rich and luscious. Looking forward to seeing more!

  9. Wow, wow, wow! Sooooo wonderful!!! All people, who alter boxes should take a look at this! One can´t believe, that this artful jewel was an ugly box :)
    xx Evelyn


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