I am so pleased to announce that I am now a member of the design team for
Shabby is Chic Boutique
It is a facebook store with some beautiful craft items to buy.
I have made a beautiful Altered Box using the items that were included in my Design Team Kit. This is my finished Project which used the following items from my kit 16mm flatback pearl button 10pcs - I used for my Box Feet
Vintage Butterfly Napkin - I used to cover the lid of my box, I just absolutely loved the sentiment on the napkin. .96" silver rhinestone and pearl flatback Was added into my project among the flower cluster Ivory Lace Bridal Trim 2pcs Was added to the lid of my box, it was cut into smaller sections to cover more of the lid 8mm Flatback pearl hearts 15 per pack I added the Pearl hearts to my applique flower centers White Tassel Lace Trim I added this stunning trim around the whole box 1.1cm white flower lace trim I used around the lid of my box to disguise the seam of my lace. Leaf Trim I used to add Leaves into my flower clusters it helped add the softness to the box. I start off my box with coating it with a layer of Gesso both inside and out, the inside I gave a second coat using just white Acrylic paint. I coated the box's bottom section with a soft pink acrylic paint I didnt have the exact colour I wanted, so I mixed a deep red tone paint with some white acrylic to give me the perfect shade. The lid of the box, I decoupaged the napkin on using Decopatch Glossy glue, once this has dried I lightly dust it with some baby talc it helps to take off the tacky feeling and also gives the box a lovely scent x I then added my trims and finally I picked out a selection of flowers from my stash that would work with the colours of the napkin. I added the bridal applique on to cover as much of the lid area as possible and then I organised my flowers to work along with the applique to make sure I had maximum effect. I finally for the lid added in my embellishments among the flowers, I cut the leaf trim into small sections and used as leaves in the flowers, I used the small pearl hearts as flower centers in my applique flowers and lastly I added the rhinestone and pearl embellishment into the flowers also to give it the little bit of bling it needed to finish it off perfectly The base of my box, I added felt and then used the 16mm flatback pearl buttons to make feet for my box and I was done.
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