I am back today with my last post for this year! This month we have “CELESTIAL” as the theme at Anything But A Card Challenge Blog this month. As always you can make anything BUT a card, but keep the theme in mind!
It took me a while to get cracking on this theme…I could only think of the wintery night skies and twinkling stars when I thought of Celestial!
So taking inspiration from the colors of the night blue skies and the silver stars…I have altered a book box using one of my art prints.
What’s new??? I tried my hand at bees wax collage too…oh! I have no words to describe this experience…a bit sticky though but just LOVED the look of the end product. The bit hazy and vintage look…just PERFECT!
I had made this acrylic work on canvas about 5 yrs back and somehow thought it was incomplete. It was just waiting to be altered for this…I took a print out of my art work and decided to make a collage on the box cover.
I was just too excited to use my new Darice mini iron and the bees wax, I forgot to take the “in process” photos and my fingers were too sticky too, Lol!
Once I was happy with the collage pieces, I warmed the box with heat gun and after melting the bees wax, applied a cot on the box and then layered the collage pieces with more bees wax..remembering to fuse the layers by heating with heat gun!
A totally different experience…no glue at all! What more, I added a drop of aroma oil to the wax and as it melted…the room was ….oooooo smelling of lavender!
I LOVE IT! So relaxing in all ways….
Ok, onto the project…
Once I fused the layers, I warmed the top layer of the wax and as it was warm pressed a bg stamp on the corners and before it cooled I applied some silver perfect pearls all around!
I splattered blue acrylic paint all around the lid edges, took a silver net ribbon and tied a bow on one end of the box.
The box was incomplete without a flower and so I made a TH tattered flower, vintage style with DI, stamping and some metallic flower center.
The box cover just compliments this beautiful lady! I couldn’t resist a last minute sentiment on the box that says it all! I stamped it on tissue and adhered with more bees wax. The stamp is from paper Artsy…hot and fresh form my brother’s suitcase, lol!
This silver box is just the right gift for my cousin who is celebrating her silver wedding anniversary next week! I am going to fill it with some goodies…so when you open the box , this is what you see.
I have lined the inside of the box too with silver net ribbon and stuck some vintage print PP in blue and white on both the sides.
For the back I have stuck a lovely handmade paper in blue and silver which I got from Auroville(Pondicherry)…what a finale to the box!
The paper has an embossed pattern and you have to touch to see it and smell to get the aroma, lol!
I am happy with how the box turned out except I still feel it is little waxy to touch. Have I missed out on anything here, please let me know how to buff it and bring out the shine. I like the dull, hazy look…But I want it complete!
I can’t wait to hear your comments on this and suggestions too for the buffing! Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you play along on this them. Do take time to visit some lovely creations by our team members every week.
Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy holidays too. I am off on a break, my Bro is visiting me from London and I can’t wait to catch up with him and see what he has got for me! I gave him a big crafty list, lol!
Until my next creative journey with the new crafty stuff…
Happy Crafting and Re Cycling.
I am linking this to the following challenges…
KraftZone- Bingo with a box(1st column vertically and last row diagonally)
Inspiration Destination – Anything Goes
Artist Trading Post- Celebrate ( my cousin’s 25th wedding anniversary)
That’s Crafty Challenge – Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create- anything goes with option of gift packaging