Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Mother's day project

In addition to the super fun coaster album I made this box for my mom too. This was SO much fun!! i am making two more! i got the instructions from Vernell as a tutorial for the Ranger yahoo group I am in:

The box is a wooden $2 box from michaels. first I painted it with a gold Ranger paint dabber. i also painted the Harlequin Grungeboard hinges gold too. Then i covered the lid with versamark and vintage photo distress embossing powder. i wanted it to look pretty distressed so i snaded it in spots with a sanding block so the gold would show thru - doesn't really show as well in the pics but i TRIED!! The stamp is from Local King Rubber (given to me by my FAVE friend cat - **waves to cat**) and is stamped in chocolate chip ink. the edges are done in vintage photo with the ink blending foam tool. then i misted with water, crumpled, smoothed and rubbed a bit of antique linen over the wrinkles.

the hinges, the box and the gold german scrap (forgot where i got it - SORRY!) were a bit too GOLD so i sponged some vintage photo ink around the sides of the box and over the hinges but the scrap is slick so it wouldn't stick. for that i used ginger alcohol ink. i attached the german scrap and the hinges, added cinnamon sickles (FAB color BTW) in the holes of the hinges and added a few NEW skittles/pops i just got in stock. These are WONDERFUL and shimmery and should go up on the website tomorrow so BE ON THE LOOKOUT for those. they come in larger bottles. the ones used here are MIXEDpops in Sands of Time. i tell ya i am in love with these like i am in love with primas......

i am really pleased with this one :) i mailed it off this morning - hope my mom likes it!!!!!

now i am off to work on a surprise in the making for all of you!

1 comment:

  1. Marti,

    The box is gorgeous. Girl, you are soooo talented! I know your mom is gonna love it.