dinsdag 2 december 2008

This Thursday: altered tea-box

Sample nr.2 for This Thursday: an altered teabox. Christa (my scrap friend and collegue) found this really cheap wooden box in a store. I altered it with the georgeous Oh Joy Crafting Kit papers from Cosmo Cricket.

All the papers from that crafting kit go together in any commbination. Here I used "Frosty" and "Wrapping Paper". Also needed: embossing ink+powder (gold), Acrylic paint (used Paint dabber from Adirondack "Juniper"

The dividing wood on the inside can be removed. I glued a Cristmas embellishment on the bottom.

1.Paint the box with acrylic paint. I used Adirondack paint dabber "Juniper". Remove the metal slots for better coverage or paint around them with a small brush.

2. Measure every surface and cut paper to fit. Remember to ink every edge and corner of the paper. It looks nicer that way than with white edges. I inked the box also with distress Walnut Stain for a more vintage look.

3. Stamp on the sides with distress embossing and emboss with gold. This looks complicated but it is really quite simple. Place the box on an even hard surface before stamping. Make sure the stamp comes in good contact with te box. Ink the edges of he box a bit more with distress.

I will fill the box with seasonal teas and wrap it for a Christmas gift! But chocolate or embellishments for a crafting friend is also an option! Chocolate is always a well received gift!

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