I started off with a simple wooden box that I found at a local Dollarstore ( what a great inexpensive place to find lots and lots of stuff for altering!!!) I wanted to make a sewing themed gift for my mother in law so I found some old sewing patterns I had. I used homemade Modpodge to adhere the pieces on the top of the box.
I added layers until I got a good coverage and then I applied a coat of Gesso over the entire surface to secure it and to soften the patterns before adding my layers of ink.
I painted the rest of the box with Prima's Chalkboard paint in Egg Blue. Then I used various sprays ( you can see in the pic which ones!!) and added layers and layers of color. I spritzed each layer with water to blend and then dried it before moving on to the next layer. When I finally got the look, I used a pretty vintage rose stencil from Tim Holtz and Golden Crackle Paste for the bottom corner and when it dried I applied Prima edger ink in Metallic Pink over in and around the edges of the lid.
I cut out a dress form and scissors from chipboard using my Cricut Explore . The dress form was painted with Prima chalkboard paint in Eggshell and sprayed with Ranger's Perfect Pearl Mist in Bronze for a little glimmer. The scissors were glammed up using Tim Holtz Distress Glitter in Antique Linen. I adhered a variety of flowers, buttons ,ribbon,Prima jewels and sewing products until I achieved the desired look. Finally, I adhered some sewing patterned paper ( stitched, of course) to the sides, added another die cut and painted flourish, buttons and flowers to complete this box.
I really pleased with the end result and I hope my mother in law enjoys it, too!
I'm entering this over at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge for their " Think Pink" challenge .
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