Friday, 13 May 2011

Altered box

I altered this sturdy cardboard box - which is about 5 inches by 5 inches - to turn it from a plain brown box into something slightly more attractive.

I used light moulding paste and a stencil which I bought from Crafty Notions to create the raised design.

Once dry, I sprayed the whole box with a variety of colourwash sprays - Radiant Rains, Crafty Notions sprays, Sticky Fingers Sprays and some from Outside the Margins in the US. Once that was all dry, I added colour to the raised areas using several colours of Treasure Gold.

To finish It off, I lined the box with velvet paper,
which I bought from Marco's in the US.


  1. This is beautiful Adrienne, perfect for some treasure now.

  2. That's gorgeous... I've got any number of sturdy little cardboard boxes with hinged lids that I get face creams etc. in by mail order, and I use them to keep my supplies and bits and bobs in in my ARTHaven. They are dark blue in colour so hard to write on so you can see what's in them, and for a while I've been thinking of covering them with pretty paper, but balked at the expense. This is a MUCH better idea - I can get them exactly how I want, and incorporate labels into the design!

    So glad I signed up to your blog. It's a mine of useful information and inspiration!

  3. I really REALLY love this - I like it so much that I've shared it in my latest blogpost :
    I am inspired :-)




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