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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Vintage Sweet Box

I came across this old sweet box when I had to clear my fathers house after he passed away. In his later years he became a bit of a hoarder, he always felt there was a use for everything....
So I decided to alter it as my design team project for Altered Eclectics.


I first gave the box 2 coats of white gesso, then painted the sides and inside the box in an off white acrylic paint....once dry I applied the napkin to the lid and using a brayer to get rid of an air bubbles.
I left the box overnight to completely dry.



For the sides of the box base I inked up the butterfly stamp by Kaiserkraft and stamped around the edges...then distressed all edges in Aged Mahogany distress ink.




I sprayed 2 coats of seal and shine all over the box and to finish I added a couple of brass corners and a butterfly.



Do pop over and have a look at this months challenge..also take a look at the wonderful creations by the design team...
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9 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful project, hugs, Valerie

Rupa S said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the print on the napkin and the stamping on the base.

Sammy said...

Oh wow, so beautiful Sandie! I'd have definitely kept that box too... Such a wonderful transformation x

Nora said...

Gorgeous altered box!

Chana Harris said...

Beautiful! What a wonderful alteration! Beautiful work!
Hugz,
Chana, DT, Altered Eclectics

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Wow absolutely stunning hun. All those gorgeous flowers too. love it sweetie xx

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful project. So pretty. Have a creative week. Judy DT

butterfly said...

Fabulous floral storage for your flowers - no chance of forgetting what's inside! A lovely makeover.
Alison x

Jane Royston said...

What a gorgeous box! Jane :) xx