A warm welcome to all of you. Seasonal changes happening in all parts of the globe and so comes the seasonal challenges too..how many times do I tell you that I love nature inspired challenges. My hands itch to work on these…
Textures and techniques seem to be the current rage in Blog land and its difficult not to get inspired by many of my bloggy pals who are maestros in this…my list is long, as is my post, LOL!
Here’s one more box which got a lease of life…a second beginning!
I am not getting into the details of the making, let’s just jump start… READY TO WALK THE WOODS with me??
Here we go…
Am in love with textures, woods, logs, browns and VINTAGE! My hands automatically reach for walnut stain and vintage photo…I just love them! I enjoyed every piece of this project. Couldn't stop myself, as if otherwise I would!
Firstly, created the bark texture on the wood with masking tape and homemade texture paste. The impatient wait over night was fruitful
Once happy, went hunting for the pic. It was quite easy, We Love Vintage has a ready set of vintage pics which you can download and use! Such cute images, this one was screaming to come along the “woods” with me! So I took this 2 little girls with me..
I used matt gel to embed the pic into the wood bark and started to work on the embellishment.
The lovely vintage butterfly is from the mariposa paper pack, I fuzzy cut it and applied Rock candy, Distress crackle paint and waiting for the magic cracks to appear!
It did…and I rubbed vintage photo into the cracks and it just aged beautifully…love it!
Do you see the little owl there? A mode melt using resin, colored with acrylics…happily sitting on the bark watching over the girls!
The leaves are all using CLD ( tropical leaves B119) inked with peeled paint, mustard seed, wild honey and walnut stain.
The flowers are using TH and Joy crafts inked in pretty much the same colors..kept them muted and vintage!
The opening panel on the box flaunts some amazing texture, the antique distressed and crackled key hole from TH hardware findings secured with brads!
I also used ornate book corners inked with gold alcohol inks for the r corners of the opening.
Do you want to open and see?? Yes, of course…this is it..
I have treated PP from Recollections pack to give an aged look using TH technique. I applied D inks, misted water, scrunched it up, dried it and applied walnut stain on the raised areas…such a fabric feel to the paper. It goes all around the box and so not to get dirty, the box has wooden feet too!
Inside the box, I have adhered some vintage lace with TH tarred florals again handmade the vintage style with script stamping, distressing, jute and twine!
This pocket holds a number of tags again using TH technique of swooshing colors on the matt, sprinkling a bit of water and some secondary stamping. It is difficult not to get influenced by the “master” !
As of now, my box is empty. Still not thought of its use, will I even use it. It probably will sit on my coffee table as a deco piece! Will surely be a conversation piece, what say???
So how did you like the stroll in the woods??? Eagerly waiting to know your experience…
I would like to enter this creation in the following challenges.
A Vintage Journey- Colors of Autumn
Crafting For All Seasons- Colors of Autumn
Simply Create too-fall/autumn
Creative moments-Anything Goes, Fall colors
We love Vintage Challenge- Butterflies
Crafts4Eternity-My Style ( is Vintage, undoubtedly!)
Happy Crafting and Re cycling.