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Sunday, November 1, 2015

A Seasonal Box Bag

It's time for the November challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit as always the theme is anything goes, recycled,mixed media,altered art only......strictly no papercrafts


My design team project for the November Challenge was to altered this wooden box bag....I had bought a set of two and I fell in love with them....this is the larger of the bags.


The wood was a tad rough around the edges,so I removed the handles and then sanded it all over before sealing with gesso.
I covered all sides of the bag with christmas themed music paper, and distressed all the edges with walnut stain ink.


I dabbed glittery texture paste all over the bag and set it aside to dry....in the mean time I created the topper using this fabulous stamp from Artistic Oupost...
I stamped the image then matted it on some dark brown card...
I still had some scraps of vintage cotton lace from an old collar and used that along with some muslin, burlap and silver mesh.
I also gessoed and then added the glittery texture paste to  the mdf word "Joy" 


To finish the box bag I added all the elements, then the ribbon handles, tying some silver mesh as a bow to one side....
So do pop over to Rhedd's Creative Spirit if you fancy an altered art/mixed media challenge, or just to look at the design team creations...they are well worth a visit.




7 comments:

Sammy said...

This is so beautiful Sandie! I imagine that if you were to give someone a gift in this this Christmas, they'd love the packaging more than the gift itself! Stunning. x

Rupa S said...

Wow! Sandie...I like the way you use your stamped images...this box bag is oozing loads of vintage feel. Great make. Hugs.

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

I just love what you have done with this bag - gorgeous as always x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Oh my word, this is exquisite!
So very special, it would not matter the gift inside the box bag as this is a gift in itself.
Wishes
Lynne

Nan Bourdeu said...

This is getting me so in the Christmas mood finally! Love the elegant topper and awesome wooden bags! hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful
Jan
X

Toni said...

Sandra I just saw some of these box bags and my local craft store. I am now going to have to get some... This is fabulous !!! I love how vintage it looks. The image you stamped is darling...