Friday, June 18, 2010

Thinking Outside the Box



Inside the box too, in this case.  Remember my giveaway win from Mod Podge Rocks ?  I finally completed a project that used  many elements from my prize.  I started with this paper mache treasure box that I had in my basement.  It came from Oriental Trading many years ago...sometimes it pays to hang on to stuff.



I mixed some brick red acrylic paint with a little bit of black and painted the outside.




I started cutting and pasting various papers from the stack onto the box with Mod Podge Matte.  I received many great borders in my package, and I featured one of my favorites on the box cover.  With an old nail file, I distressed all of the edges.




Oh no!  Yup, it was at this point I decided that, yes, I truly did hate the latch. Bye! Don't panic friends, it's all good. I covered the patches with more paper, and then used a beautiful brad to finish the front.





Much, much better! Whew.  I painted the inside with black acrylic paint, and added a bit of paper and embellishment.



Thanks again Amy for the giveaway!  I still have so many things left...they will keep me busy for a while.




4 comments:

  1. I am so glad I'm not the only one who "finds" things in the stash I already have. I know when I pick stuff up that I will have a use for them...the question is when. The timing was right for this box.

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  2. Hi Christine,
    Your box looks great! Don't you just love Mod Podge?! Do you ever have trouble with wrinkling, when you decoupage? I read somewhere to spray the paper that you are going to be decoupaging with an acrylic sealer first, to eliminate the wrinkles. Even when I've done that, I still get wrinkles!

    Love the brad as a closure, too!

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  3. Hi! Im from new friend fridays, I just LOVE your creativity! so unique! I really love the vintage feel to your projects. youre doing an amazing job!

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  4. Hi! Im from new friend fridays, I just LOVE your creativity! so unique! I really love the vintage feel to your projects. youre doing an amazing job!

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