Good morning! This is a scheduled post as I'm bound to be running around trying to finish packing bags for our holiday as this goes live. I have a box to show you today that I gave Lucy for her birthday - here it is - then I'll show you how I made it.
Okay so here's how it started out:
I bought this MDF box at the Doncaster show - it was only about £4 - which I though was a bargain given its size and weight. The first thing I did was to add a layer of acrylic paint - I used Pebeo acrylic paint but I suspect any would do.
Once dry I mixed some sparkle gel from Imagination Crafts with some white acrylic paint - roughly 50/50 mix then applied it with spatula through a mask (poinsettia) from Imagination crafts.
I then removed the mask, cleaned it up and allowed the paste to dry (about an hour).
Once dry I gradually repeated the process to cover the whole lid. Many of the joins weren't brilliant but with some clever use of embellishments you can hide the worst bits. Then I coloured the stamped image and cut using a spellbinders die and stuck this and some flowers on top of the lid. Here's a close up of the image.
Hope you've enjoyed my tutorial and that you like the new stamp!
It really is a lovely box Rachel, Lucy is a lucky little girl. Enjoy your holsReplyDelete
Beautiful box Rachel. The stamp is lovely and your chosen colours look great. Enjoy your Week-end. Hugs Rita xxxReplyDelete
This is gorgeous Rachel, I love the colour and cute image. I am sure Lucy will treasure this, your girls are so lucky to have such a talented mum!ReplyDelete
hugs Sue xx
omg fabulous love the little tutorial and great makeReplyDelete
Hugs Kate xx
Fabulous Rachel, what a lovely box for Lucy. Im sure she will treasure it.ReplyDelete
thanks for showing how you made it, hugs Kate X
so so beautiful Rachel, love it ! and your embellies are perfect for this boxReplyDelete
Oh this is just what little girls love. A box to hold all those treasures, it lovely.
Enjoy your holiday.
Such a lovely box, I'm sure Lucy love's it. Thanks for showing what you done, I have a pack of cogs bought earlier this year, just waiting to be played with.ReplyDelete
Sweet image Rachel and a really gorgeous altered box too, love it! Chris xReplyDelete
Love it. In fact I'm jealous and would love one of these for me. Thank you for sharing how you did it too Rachel - methinks some glitter and acrylic paint are going to be mixed together to see how that looks. Karen xReplyDelete
So cute. I know she loves it.ReplyDelete
Hi Rachel, what a gorgeous colour on your lovely box and the poinsettia stencil looks beautiful on the top. Love the sweet image too. Thanks for sharing your how-to as well. Hugs, Anne xReplyDelete
This is fab Rachel! The box looks lovely and I love how you used the stencil, I must admit to being hopeless with these! Hope you got to Cornwall alright and the weather is good, its beautiful here! Susan xReplyDelete
fabulous box Rachel, I love how you created the design and just perfect for that adorable new image. xxReplyDelete
This is fabulous, I got one too. I hope you have a lovely holiday.ReplyDelete
Really gorgeous hun, love the bold red and the pattern is so pretty, gorgeous image and love the shape of the box (as you probably already guessed lol). I bet Lucy loved it, hope you have a lovely holiday hunReplyDelete
Very pretty, love how striking the white flowers are! Cute image is perfect!ReplyDelete
Such A Lovely Box And Check Glitter And Sparkle You Won And Me TooReplyDelete
This is fabulous Rachel, really gives me much needed inspiration to do something other than cards!ReplyDelete
A really lovely box Rachel. Love the way you have done the flowers on the top using the mask and sparkle gel.ReplyDelete
This is fabulous Rachel, I bet Lucy loved it.ReplyDelete