I hope you are all well.
Today I would like to share a project made for the Crafty Individuals’ March Challenge. The theme this month, chosen by the lovely Sylvie – Nefertiti, is “boxes of all sorts”. The theme is open to your interpretation but do check the rules for the challenge.
A little faux vintage shabby box
This is a working box so I wanted the trims really secure on the box so I painted them and fixed them with gel medium. They are not moving!!
The strip on the base of the box is a piece of printed text which I painted on a coat of gel medium, attached to the box and then sanded down the edges so it is really flat against the wood. This also distressed it a little.
photo of just the lid.
The box was base coated with Gesso and painted with cream and turquoise colored
paint as seen.
I sanded it quite a bit to give it the vintage distressed look.
The images and sentiments have been stamped in black archival ink.
I added some little wooden beads for the feet.
Tip: If you stamp onto a pained surface and you make a mistake, remove the stamped image with Staz-On cleaner. Swipe it with a baby wipe to remove any residue of the cleaner. Leave the surface to dry and then stamp again. Saves sanding and repainting.
Crafty Individuals Stamps used:
Country Days (bicycle) CI 417
Seaside Friends (sentiment) CI 283
The postage mark was made using an old stamp but others can be seen here.
Crafty Individuals vintage tickets and ephemera CI 307
Thanks for looking