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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