Well just at the time that this was decided I had been playing!
Elaine has this wonderful technique using duct tape that ends up looking like metal (details are on her blog here!) I checked out the amazing projects that she has made and started thinking about what I could make. I remembered some cigar boxes that I liberated from a friend years ago and raked them out of hiding. So I had a box and a technique, I just needed an idea! The idea formulated on a visit to Bury Market where I found some bling on a string on one of the haberdashery stalls!
I used a brocade embossing folder on the duct tape, the centre is a Spellbinders die cut form marquasite glitter card, the flower lace was white and I painted it black, the box has been painted with some pewter paint. I found a chipboard letter and painted that with pewter paint and then blinged it up! The black gems are from Docraft.
I used the bling on a string to finish all around the box as well as the lid, the handle is made from some beads.
I then lined it with some lovely pewter handmade paper and that was my first box!
Second box is slightly different.
On this one I have used my friends initials, I covered some chipboard letters with marquasite glitter then sprayed with clear vanish to set. I used a different lace that I painted black again and I also used some different bling through the centre of the top. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and are foundation flowers that have just been streaked with some black paint.
The inside has been finished with some stitched black paper and the edges are finished with the same bling that looks rather like rivets.
Well thats my boxes - I have made a couple of different ones that I will post sometime.
The teams have really put on some stunning projects that have so much Wow factor you really have to go see them!
I hope you will find time over the Christmas period to pay us a visit and hopefully join in - I look forward to seeing you over at Eclectic Ellapu!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by I do really appreciate it!
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