This week we were asked to take inspiration from the photo below AND make a gift or gift box or packaging. That was perfect for me!
I painted a paper mache box with a base coat of gesso, then with acrylic paint. The gesso helps the paint I added embossing paste using a very detailed damask stencil.
I added some feet by Tim Holtz which I distressed using white acrylic paint. I wasn’t sure how to glue them on but I found some No Nails which is a tube of super strong glue. It looks a lot like caulking but it is a different texture. It worked beautifully!
Here’s a closeup of the top. The roses are from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the white fluffy things are from Melissa Frances. I made the beaded sprigs. The layers on top are toile-stamped cardstock, then a doily, then a label die cut with a stamped edge and then all the florals. I tossed on a lot of sequins including some to accent the lace on the side of the lid. The toile-stamped paper also has a ruffled edge.
I think this is the best shot I got of the side with the lace and embossing. It’s near impossible to see the sequins since they are transparent but they do sparkle nicely.
Isn’t this a gorgeous inspiration photo? I hope you are all inspired and come and join us at The Shabby Tea Room this week. You have until Sunday evening to play along. Just make sure you don’t forget to make a gift or gift project.
Stamps: Vintage-PTI, toile-unknown-maybe PTI?
Ink: pretty in pink
Paper: white CS, doily (salvaged from local restaurant)
Accessories: roses-RRR, white flowers-Melissa Frances, foundations-TH, ruffled edging, lace-sewing store, paper mache box, beads and wire-Michaels, sequins-Ellen Hutson, MS paint, Making Memories paint, velvet ribbon-stash