Saturday, 26 November 2011

Altered boxes


Some of you may know that I have embarked on an on-line course on altered boxes with the talented Louise Crosbie, aka Zuzu's Petals. This is my first box and I had a lot of fun altering it. First I sprayed it with mica powders that I mixed with water in my mini-spritzer. The colour is a beautiful peach though it doesn't show up too well in this photo. Then I dry brushed over it with gold acrylic paint and added a torn napkin with a roses and music theme and complemented that with some torn, distressed music paper around the sides. I then rubbed gold wax here and there over the music paper and finished off the lid with one of Sheena Douglass's flourish stamps embossed with her brass WoW EP. I coloured some lace with Distress Ink and attached it to the side of the lid. I'm happy with my first effort but realise now that I need to have a complete theme in mind and the necessary embellishments to decorate it before I begin my second box (though I have to confess to having already painted one in delicious pearlescent blue acrylic and again added dry brush gold acrylic on top in readiness - lol!) Loving this journey!

7 comments:

jackiescrafts said...

Wow Shairon your box has turned out beautifully, well done you

Jackie x

sam21ski said...

Wow Fabulous colour Shairon, love the idea of airbrushing the gold over the top. Can't wait to see what you do with your blue one.

Glad you're enjoying Louise's on-line classes too.

Sam xxxx

PS Hope Ted and hubby are okay xx

Von said...

wonderful Shairon :)

Lottie said...

Fabulous - I am in the middle of decorating some of those little cheese boxes for Christmas jewellery - yours is truly stunning

crafty creations said...

Stunning work Shairon - love the colour and the process x Hilda

Joy said...

Amazing box Shairon, glad you've been enjoying Louise's class. thanks for sharing the process. Looking forward to the next one xx

Zuzu's Blog said...

Sorry I missed commenting on this Shairon. but you know how proud I am from our emails. Lovely job and i do like how you used my lessons but then made it your own... ;)

Z x