Wednesday 18 March 2015

2015 Pretty In Pink {by Gillian Simson}

2015 Theme 5: Deconstruction

Hello everyone Gillian here with another take on our theme of "Deconstruction". There have been some wonderful interpretations of this theme so far. For tonight's project I have opted to recycle a plain old wooden box using some tissue packaging paper and some corrugated card.

I started out by sanding back a Wooden Domino Box that I had in my stash.

As you can see from the pic above the word "Domino" had a slight embossed effect to it, this was easily erased using a Sanding Block. I then applied several layers of Buff Fresco Paint.

Next, I began stamping images from the new designs JOFY32 and JOFY31 onto tissue paper {that had come in previous packaging} using Jet Black Archival Ink. Once dry I began colouring in the images on the reverse side of the tissue paper using Prawn. In parts of the images to achieve more depth I simply added more layers of Prawn. Once dry I then cut around the images and applied to the box using Matte Medium.

I came across these vintage tag/pennants [also in my box of tricks} which I distressed using Walnut Stain Distress Ink, at this stage I also blocked out previous text using Fresco Finish Acrylic Paint in Buff.

Next I cut a piece of Corrugated packaging to size, this would make the base for these little yummy treats {not that any were eaten in the process you understand}!!

The lid of the box had a raised circle grip {as you can see in pic 1}, this then gave me the idea to punch a hole through using my cropodile and then attach the tag/pennant with twine. Finally I edged the box in Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

 Below are some close ups of the finished box.

It has been fun appearing on this side of the blog again, I hope you are inspired to join in our challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Ohhh yum!! I LOVE those little eggs!! And this is a such a cool box, when they've eaten the eggs, the recipient could use it for makeup brushes, paint brushes...all kinds of things! Love the tag too! ~Leandra (off in search of chocolate)

We would love you to join in with challenge #5: Deconstruction If you are inspired by any of our guests who blog with us over the fortnight, then please join in and link up your creativity HERE.

All links go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Deconstruction link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, March 22nd, winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Helen said...

Love the altered box - and the eggs too which I love!

massofhair said...

Loving the box and the treats, fab project :-) x

Kirsten said...

That is so pretty & perfect for an Easter gift.

Julie Lee said...

Lovely Easter gift box, Gillian. The pretty pastel eggs look fabulous in it too! xx

Miriam said...

Love the box- fabulous!! Though I now want some mini eggs too!! Gorgeous!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is such a gorgeous box, GILLIAN, and I love your choice of stamps and paint. I would love to make one of these,

Lucy x

Etsuko said...

What a lovely box Gillian and very springlike. Fabulous new Jofy's stamp images and love the tag too.
Cute eggs contents are chocolate or