Hello crafty friends..
Welcome to my page today. I am here after a long holiday and waiting for the creative mojo to strike me!
Its been raining a bit here and my garden which overlooks the studio looks fresh and green with flowers blooming and smiling! It’s as if they are happy after a nature wash and that made me work on a flowery colorful project this time!
However I had to re cycle something and this time I dint spare this sturdy liquor carton! I thought to myself” If it can keep a fragile and delicate bottle inside safely, so can it take my creative abuse and mess, lol””...what say...
I went about cutting and altering the shape and opening of the box and then coated the entire box with gesso. I was ready to get all messy!
Step1- I took out my stash of decoupage napkins and decided on a nice floral one and then swished out my gelatos. I took blue, green and bright yellow and then went about scribbling on the body and then blending with a dry tissue. It gave a mild background for me to decoupage.
Step2- The front panel had the tissue decoupaged with modge podge. Next added some brink stencil and acrylic colors and then I went about stamping my fav script stamp with archival black at random places.
I then made some tiny circles with a pen cap and gesso and finally color splats in black and white. I made sure the white drops were really tiny and used a bigger brush for the black color.
Step3- Once I was happy with the mess, I covered the edge of the lid(where I had cut) with matching washi tape, fortunately I had it! This helps cover the rough edge and then I proceeded with the lid cover.
Step4- The lid cover is interestingly like a slope and with the bricks and flowers around, I could only think of a roof! Stuck some raffia and then punched holes in the box and the lid and enclosed it with a paper chord in a nice green color! I colored the inside of the roof with dark brown acrylic, just in case....
Step5- I covered the exposed part of the box and the inside with wood grain paper from our very own Indian brand, Papericious. Isn’t it lovely! Love the blue and brown grains! I then embellished the roof top with some flowers and metal charms and die cut leaves.
The bright colored flowers complimented the lovely floral design on the box and i decided to stop here with my mess. Covered the box edge with metal corners and voila...my housy, flowery, colorful multi purpose box was ready!
But wait, something is missing...I wanted the flowers to send across a message and so got this lovely quote from the net and stamped it using my new alphabet stamp! I just love the quote...there is definitely HOPE in the air...that’s what keeps us going!
I also stamped”with love” at the back! Now this box is no comparison to its original and am glad it withstood my messy creative work.
If you did like what I have done here, let me know! Thank you so much for stopping by and “Keep the Hope”.
Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling,
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