Wednesday 4 June 2014

Altered Box {with Lynne Perrella Stamps by sue Carrington}

Hello it's Sue here and tonight I'm sharing a box that I've altered. I found it when I was rummaging around in my craft room and thought it would be perfect to hold all those bits and pieces that are left lying around on your craft table.....or is that just me ?

I started by sanding the box as it had quite a shiny finish. I then gave both the bottom and the lid a coat of Stone Fresco Finish. When the paint was dry I glued the die cut lattice around the base of the box.

I then started to layer up paint applying it with a brush and then using a baby wipe to blend it, drying between each layer. The colours I used were; Irish CreamToffeeMoccha MousseChocolate Pudding and French Roast.

To add some texture to the lid I spread Grunge Paste around the corners and patted it with my spatula to create an almost stippled effect. I then used the same technique and colours as before and built up the layers of paint.

I'd got an extra piece of the lattice die cut so decided to use it as a stencil on the lid. I used Chocolate Pudding and then French Roast to add some depth.

I then tore out a blank page from an old book and stamped the large stamp from the Lynne Perella 030 set using Potting Soil Archival ink. I tore it to the size I wanted and then used Distress Inks to age the paper even more.

I then painted a watered down layer of Moccha Mousse onto some Heavy Smoothy Card and stamped the three images from the Lynne Perella 030 set and cut them out. I highlighted parts of the images using Claret Fresco Finish.

I stamped the pen nibs using part of the image from a stamp in the Lynne Perella 027 set. I then cut them out and bent the card around my pokey tool to give it some dimension.

 Before sticking everything down I replaced the lattice stencil and stamped some script through it using the stamp from the Lynne Perella 014 set. I brushed some of the pieces that were left over from the die cut with Onyxite Treasure Gold and used them as embellishments on the lid.


To finish I painted the metal embellishment on the front of the lid with Chocolate Pudding and French Roast Fresco Finish and when it was dry I brushed Onyxite Treasure Gold over the top. I then brushed Onyxite Treasure Gold around the edges and corners.

I hope you've enjoyed today's project and I look forward to be being back soon! 


Huge thanks to Sue from all at PaperArtsy HQ. This is simply stunning, the stippled grunge paste is so effective, added to that your expert blending and the whole thing looks carved from wood. 

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Helen said...

Sue, your box is fantastic! A very practical storage idea, too.

Deborah Wainwright said...

What a great box love how you have altered it into that perfect little storage box x

craftimamma said...

Whoohoo, love this Sue. It is exactly the sort of project I love to see. Love the effect of the stippled GP and the lattice diecut looks great used like this.

Lesley Xx

Keren Baker said...

Such a great upcycle. I'm in awe of the way you blended those colours- it looks so seamless. Great project x

Liesbeth Fidder said...

Wow, wonderful ! Love the GP and the colours !!

Ruth said...

Wow, wonderful textures and the pen nibs are fabulous, thought they were metal ones!

Juliz Design Post said...

Beautiful project Sue and I love your stippling effect with the grunge paste.
Julie x

Anonymous said...

That is beautiful. The grunge paste looks great & I love all the embellishments on the lid.

Anneke said...

This looks wonderful. Really so pretty.
Thanks for showing Anneke.

craftytrog said...

Fantastic project Sue! xxx

Sid said...

Brilliant, the touch of pink sets off the backgrounds beautifully !

Julie Lee said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the shading on this wonderful project. Julie Ann xxx

mamablitger said...

Fabolous project. I love your box. So cool effects you achieved the way you added grunge paste stippling it around the corners. Very creative.
Thanks a lot for sharing your art.
Hugs from SPAIN

Unknown said...

Love your box, I brought that die recently but not used it yet, love your use of it xx

Words and Pictures said...

Really gorgeous - amazing paint blending and texture - this is a stunner from Sue!
Alison xx

Rupa Swaminathan said...

Such a beautiful makeover to the box, Sue. Your choice of colors is amazing.

Kay Wallace said...

This is just such exceptional work! I will definitely "lift" this procedure and create something beautiful with an old box I have! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kezzy said...

The minute I saw this I knew I had to make my dad one, truly awesome :-) Kezzy xxx

Anonymous said...

Stunning box Sue!! Just gorgeous. Love all that texture too. Karen.x