Thursday, September 25, 2008
Altered Lunch Box
I made this altered lunch box for a challenge on the [some] assembly required blog. I saw the ones their design team had done and I just got really inspired. I've been doing a lot of tin-altering lately I guess. I had this great paper from BasicGrey's Baby Girl collection. I love it that I used it to alter and it isn't locked away out of sight in my scrapbook. I wanted a lot of texture and depth on this project and I did that by distressing and layering. I love the addition of the vintage inspired lace and the antique button. It gives it such a shabby chic quality that I love. I used glittered chipboard and 'Vintage Photo' distress ink. The flowers are from Prima and I used Autumn Leaves stamps to make the swirls. I mixed the color of acrylic gouache to match the paper exactly. A huge shout out to my Mom for teaching me that useful skill. I used Mod Podge as an adhesive and to seal the paint and paper. I also used Mod Podge to accent my clothes, hair and sewing machine. Do not try that at home. That stuff never comes out once it dries! Suprisingly enough I didn' make an album to go inside this one. I plan on using it to store my cards until it is time to use them. I plan on blogging a lot more frequently, so be sure to stop back in soon.