Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Treasure Box

Remember those Authentique papers? I just had to do something else with them but instead of another layout, I knew I wanted to do a trinket box of some sort. My daughter's art centre sells a range of unfinished wooden boxes, so I quickly grabbed one to do up.

Mod Podge. This seems to be a term that is used ubiquitously with crafters everywhere but is actually a product name for a decoupage glue/sealer, Mod Podge, made by Plaid. It provides a waterproof coating as well as conceals the edges of where your paper meets the surface you are working on.

I first took off all the fastenings on the box before sanding and painting the whole thing with white acrylic paint to give it a base. I then cut all the papers to fit all the panels, glued them down and Mod Podged the entire box to seal the edges.
The inside was also papered and Mod-Podged. The whole box was given a light brushing of gold paint around the edges and corners.
To embellish the box, I added a few Authentique paper accents, hot glued a few Prima flowers I had on hand and added a brass bird cage trinket along with a strip of ribbon lace.
I now have a cute little trinket box to put on my dressing table or to place precious keepsakes in.

Products Used
Papers from Authentique Genuine collection
Flowers from Prima Marketing Inc.
Stickles glue from Ranger Inks
Mod Podge from Plaid
Iridescent gold paint from Golden Paints 
Bird cage trinket and pins from local sources

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