Hello and welcome back, dear crafting friends, readers and followers old and new!
Today I want to share a project with you I made for my very best friend, who is like a sister to me. As I know she loves all things that tell stories too, I decided to alter a tin that once held some X-mas candy and turn it into something "old" with a story to tell for her. (I will reveal the content of the box later ;).
So I first "dremeled" the blue and gold ornaments off the surface and gave it a
treatment with alcohol inks afterwards. Then I stamped some bird images onto the box some of which I heat embossed with "rust" embossing powder, others I stamped using black jet archival ink.
I dyed a piece of lace using DI "vintage photo" and glued it around the box to add some texture.
I also added some rust and patina acrylic colour tones for more interest. As embellishments I chose a brad and two chit chat stickers, which I covered with Distress crackle paint "clear rock candy". Done!
Some more close ups as usual ;)
Stamped images are from TJ Designs "Birds of a Feather" stamp set, chit chat stickers are Tim Holtz, alcohol inks used were "rust", "espresso" and "pewter" and the brad comes from My Minds Eye. Acrylic colours used are DecoArt Traditions "Phtalo green and blue" and "burnt siena".
I enter this project with SimonSaysStampandShow's "A little Stamping" challenge, as I only did a little stamping and the stamps I used were small too ;).
Thank you for stopping by and hugs,
die amelie x