Sunday, 6 June 2010

A wooden Box

When I was in Canada visiting Isabelle she took me to a craft store (I forget the name of the store), where I got this lovely little wooden box. I only remembered to photograph it after I had started priming it, but I am sure you get the idea of what it looked like when I started.

After priming I painted it with Adirondak Sandal paint (about 3 coats), and added streaks of Viva Copper metal paint.
The stamping is done with Adirondak Rust and using Artifacts Butterfly Kisses stamps.
The "T" on the top is a grungebaord letter under copper metal, using Ten Second Studio tools to embellish the metal. It has been painted with Adirondak Espresso and Sandal to create a more distressed look.
To create the butterflies I painted some card with Sandal and Copper paint, then punched with a Martha Stewart punch.
I dont really think the photos do it justice, but they are the only way I can share the work!


  1. Wowzers Trish this is so gorgeous!
    Love your beautiful colour and your images and sentiments are fabulous!
    kim x

  2. How can you forget the name of the store??? Michael's!!
    Like what you did with your box!! great job Miss
    isa x

  3. I love your box! Lovely subtle colours and great detail! The quotes are very nice too. Maybe I'll see it IRl one day, I'm sure it looks even better!


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