Saturday, July 28, 2007

Altered Wooden Keepsake Box


Here's another altered art using a wooden box from Michaels. I like this box because it has embossed design on top which was fun to chalk. Wooden boxes are cool to paint over. Tins are tricky - you need to apply several paint layers and wait in between drying times.

The butterfly on the right is an after thought but still fit perfectly with this motif and material. Got some laser cut wooden designs from ebay and am having fun coloring them with acrylics, pastels, chalks, etc. For this project, I put fluid chalk in two shades. The paper is from K & Co's new line. For the inside, I used acrylic and pigment inks and paper. A plain inside doesn't quite look completely made!

2 comments:

chelemom said...

I just found your blog and gotta tell ya...amazing! WOWZERS on all the alterables! I tried to leave a comment on the first item, but no picture....just a white box with an x. Will be back to visit soon!

Leda said...

Well written article.