Saturday, 14 December 2013

Decorated Initial 'S' - My first altered letter.

I have had a great time decorating this MDF letter S.

The MDF was covered with gesso to start with, then I used a flower stencil and some stencil paste to give the center part some texture. I then painted over the whole letter and after this was dry I added highlights with Inka-Gold and the colour I used was 'Gold'. This made the stenciling stand out and gave a nice texture and highlight to the edges of the letter. You can see the shine in the picture below.

I have used some clay items that I made using moulds I have. I used a head that I had made with terracotta air dry clay, and rubbed over Inka-Gold. I did the same with a clock face. The two swirls were made with white paper clay which is very light weight and these I coloured gold. I also added a clay key that had been painted bronze, but I rubbed over Inka-Gold again.

All around the edge, I glued a lovely lace trim.

I added the Tim Holtz dangle from the top, and I had a metal pendant frame, that I added a picture to. Before adding glossy accents to the picture I added micro beads around the edge for some interest. Also the metal pendant was silver coloured and I got out the Inka-Gold again so that it matched in with the other embellishments.

The flowers were either wild orchid crafts, prima, or other flowers from my stash.

My first altered letter, and I had a lot of fun.

Envelope Punch board - another card box

These boxes made with the envelope punch board make great gifts, fill them with cards, or even a wrapped piece of jewellery would be great.

A Band decorated band around the box makes a great closure, then the box is re-usable. You can get in and out of the box much easier. Below are some of the cards I made to go inside the box. All the goodies for this were Stampin Up and can be found on my site.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Gift box for gift card or cash using - Envelope punch board

This is a much more decorative way to give gift cards at Christmas time or any other time through the year. They even look good with cash folded up. Looks more like a gift that a card in an envelope. The draw is made with one 6x6 piece of paper, using the envelope punch board, and then you just fold round paper for the draw to push into. The draw has a little notch taken from the top so the draw can be pulled out easily, this was made using the punch board as well. These are made with the Stampin Up punch board and design papers. Also decorated using punches and ornament stamps and dies. Visit my web shop for stampin up here.

These were made from a tutorial by livelovescrap on you tube